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Samsung now pushing out Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Tab A 8.0

Following its rollout for the Galaxy Tab A 9.7 last month, Samsung has today started pushing out the long-awaited Marshmallow update to all Wi-Fi variants of the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 in Australia. The upgrade weighs in at approximately 1.1GB and transports the latest build of the Android operating system to the slate, in addition to a plethora of additional bug fixes, stability improvements and speed optimizations, which are all targeted at improving a user’s experience when carrying out tasks that require the multitasking function.

The full changelog for the upgrade can be seen below:

  • Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Exercise greater control over app permissions
  • Experience enhanced battery-life through Doze
  • Redesigned App Drawer

If you own a Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and would like to see if the update is ready for your handset, simply head into the following menus: Settings > About Device > Software Update > Update Now. Alternatively, you could always wait until you receive a push notification prompting you to install the upgrade, but this has proven to take slightly longer than manually scanning for it — so we’d advise you to delve through the Settings screen in order to ensure that you have the facility to install firmware in a somewhat timely manner.

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Omaha4K
Omaha4K

… ok, but STILL waiting for the update on my Tab A 9.0 in the US..

sanayp
sanayp

Cellular south 9.7″ got it yesterday

RichardDav3
RichardDav3

Is the update also pushing to the US Tab A 8.0?

gbo323
gbo323

I’m getting it…in USA.

sanayp
sanayp

The Tab A does not have a fingerprint scanner so remove it pleasem