For those of you who own the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 on the Verizon network, it is a good morning for you. The carrier has begun rolling out the Android Marshmallow update for the tablet today, bringing the latest major version of Android to it. The updated build, according to Verizon’s support site, is MMB29K.T817VVRU2BPE1 for those keeping score at home and it will come to you as an OTA update. You can expect about a 1GB download which you will need to do via Wi-Fi and once you have the download, the installation will take about 20-30 minutes and require a reboot.
Once the update is completed, you will have Android Marshmallow 6.0 (not 6.0.1) on the tablet so you can take advantages of all the great features that Marshmallow brings including things like
Doze. It is a bit disappointing to see Verizon not push 6.0.1 with the improvements that build brings out given we are now 8 months out from the release of Marshmallow but as these things go, especially with carriers, at least the update has come out regardless.
As with any update to your devices, make sure you have backed up any local content on your tablet before you do the upgrade to your Galaxy Tab S2. While you should be just fine, it is better to be safe than sorry.