No Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 9.7 Marshmallow release date yet

By Peter Chubb - Apr 24, 2016

It’s now been almost a year since Samsung released the Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 Android tablets, and so there are many fans that presume we are likely to see some sort of refresh next month. However, we know that when it comes to their tablets, Samsung never usually follows the same release pattern as they do for their flagship handsets, the latest of which is the Galaxy S7.

So while the jury is still out as to a new Galaxy Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 model update for 2016, our attention now turns to the current versions and the upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

It was back in February that Samsung confirmed that both Tab A tablets were getting the Marshmallow update, although there does not seem to be any specific date as yet.

No Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 9.7 Marshmallow release date

This is very concerning seeing as though these tablets are now 11 months old, and Android 6.0 has been available since late 2015.

The latest information that we have found in regard to the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0, 9.7 Marshmallow release dates from a Tweet that you see above that states the update for Galaxy Tab A is under development, which is said to have come from the Samsung Support Center.

We just do not understand what’s taking so long, especially as Android N is already being previewed, although this is the very nature and the reason so many of you are reluctant to make the jump from iOS to Android because of such slow support for non-Nexus devices.

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  • Sanay

    Even Tab S2 has not got marshmallow yet

  • Sanay

    can you attach the source for this

  • wilton merritt

    Well Samsung as the owner of a Tab A 8.0 and 9.7 the slow updates are becoming a joke. I use a Samsung S5 and did not upgrade to a S6 or 6+ or anything util the update my S5. For work I use a Ipad Mini and a Iphone 6 and they are up to date. That’s what I like about Apple,it’s what there know for. When will Samsung get that the way you compete with Apple win the trust of your buyers of your devices. Stop putting out so many devices and stand behind the ones you have out for 2 or 3 years. Let people know you are gonna support what you put out and you keep Apple like fans. Because of how good my work Apple devices work and the support, I’m on the fence with Samsung these days.