Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 (SM-T815) has reportedly started receiving the much-awaited Android Marshmallow update in Germany, according to reports coming out of the country earlier today. Android 6.0.1 for the unlocked, SIM-free, LTE-enabled variant of the tablet comes with software version T815XXU2BPD6 and importantly, with Android security patch level dated April 2nd, 2016. With the update already rolling out to the Tab S2 9.7, users of the device should start getting their notifications soon in case they haven't received it already. Users unwilling to wait too long to get the notification automatically may also manually check for the availability of the update by going over to the ‘Settings’ menu, tapping on the ‘About Device’ option and choosing ‘Software Update’.
While Samsung hasn’t officially released a changelog for the incoming update, SamMobile seems to suggest that among other changes, the update will bring multi-user mode to the device, which means multiple user accounts can be created on the tablet post-update, thereby allowing more than one person to use the device without any privacy breach. Meanwhile, most of the native Marshmallow features like Google Now on Tap, Doze, an all-new app permissions manager, a redesigned app drawer and customizable lock screen shortcuts are all expected to land on the device thanks to the new software. What’s more, the latest iteration of Samsung’s TouchWiz UI is also said to have undergone a significant change, so Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 users can also look forward to an interface that is lighter, faster and more intuitive to operate, which would certainly be appreciated by most.
Meanwhile, there’s no word as yet on when other Samsung tablets might receive the Marshmallow update, although prior reports seemed to have indicated that Marshmallow-based updates may be in the works for other tablets like the Galaxy Tab S2 9.0 and the Galaxy Tab A. Either way, it is important to remember that the latest update is rolling out only in Germany, or at least that’s what the reports seem to be indicating. So there’s no telling when Samsung will eventually get around to rolling out the Marshmallow-based update in other parts of the world, but seeing as the update is already live in Germany, it hopefully wouldn't be long before the South Korean company rolls out the new software globally.