While several manufacturers are already making statements about the scheduled dates for rolling out the latest Android Nougat OS from Google, some manufacturers and carriers are still working on upgrading their devices to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


The most recent upgraded device to A. Marshmallow is Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S and it is identified as MMB29M.T807VVRU1CPG6. This means that the Galaxy Tab S owners whose carrier is Verizon will be getting the features that come with the OS such as permissions control or Doze

This is a little strange because there are devices out there like the Nexus 9 that are upgrading slowly but surely to Android Nougat and even if they aren’t and they’re using the developer version, they are seeing the improved versions of all of the functions that you can find on Marshmallow.

For example, the Doze function specific to Android Marshmallow saves the battery power when the device is still, whereas the improved Doze function on the Android Nougat only needs to have the phone screen off to start saving battery power.

Not to mention the multi-window function that is specific to the Nougat or the in-notification quick reply function that is also something that comes with Nougat.

The Android Marshmallow update should start rolling out to Samsung Galaxy Tab S very soon and if it does not happen naturally, you are advised to check for the update manually. That is achieved by going to the phone’s Settings panel, then to About device and proceed to check for updates.

If the update is there, all you have to do is to download it and install it. Make sure you pay attention to any prompts that you might encounter during the installation process.

It should also be noted that the update to Marshmallow will also remove bloatware like Amazon Music or Appstore, WebEx, e-Meeting and the VZ Navigator.