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Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Receives Android 7.0 Nougat Update

( [email protected] ) Jun 08, 2017 12:48 AM EDT
June 7, 2017 - The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 has finally picked up the Android 7.0 Nougat update, which leaves users wondering whether it will be up to the task for Android 8.0 Oreo or stop at Android 7.1.2 Nougat in the future.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 will arrive on September 11th (Reuters)

If you are the proud owner of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 tablet, then here is some news that will definitely cheer you up. The Android 7.0 Nougat update has been released for the tablet, which has been a far too long wait for its owners. Many of the other Samsung devices such as the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge, alongside the Galaxy S6 edge, have already picked up the Android 7.0 Nougat update for some time now, so it is nice to see that Samsung still remembers that they have tablets to support.

This highly anticipated update will target the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 which carries the model number T713. The Samsung T713 happens to be the Wi-Fi model of the Galaxy Tab S2, sporting an 8-inch form factor that is comfortable to carry about wherever you go without feeling as though it has way too much bulk.

Again, before going ahead with the download, it is best to make sure that the battery life on the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 stands at at least 50 per cent. This is to avoid the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 from running out of juice while the Nougat update is being installed, which would then render the device useless. After all, the Android 7.0 Nougat update is a rather chunky one, so it is going to take a while to download and unpack. It is best to have the download performed over a decent Wi-Fi connection, although we would not stop you from going ahead using your data plan quota if you do not mind.

For the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 from Samsung to pick up the Android 7.0 Nougat update is more of a sign that the South Korean company is still supporting their older tablets, as opposed to bringing groundbreaking features to the device. After all, Samsung has already incorporated the multi-window feature in their tablets for some time now, which is something that Android 7.0 Nougat will finally do for all compatible devices.

However, we can expect to have a smoother user experience, while the improved Doze function should help to extend the battery life on the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 even more. Unless your tablet is your primary communications and portable productivity device, the battery life should not be too much of an issue for you, so the introduction of a better Doze will be welcome. This ought to see additional mileage in your tablet use over the week after applying the Android 7.0 Nougat update.

After applying the Android 7.0 Nougat update to the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0, it should sport the build number T713XXU2BQD3. At this moment, the Android 7.0 Nougat update will be introduced in stages, so do not be too worried if you have not yet picked it up at the moment while your friends have started to buzz about it. It might take a few more days before your Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 is alerted by a notification to proceed with the update.

Alternatively, it is possible to perform a manual check if you are impatient by heading to Settings, while tapping on About Tablet, before selecting System Updates and then to proceed by tapping on Check for Updates. Do bear in mind that during the update installation process, it will take some time, so if nothing seems to be happening, do not attempt to turn off the tablet by yourself as that would simply upset the entire process.

A longer than normal reboot time is to be expected as the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will need to get to work by rebuilding the cache. The ultimate objective after the update is installed? The Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 should feel like a newly serviced car with a new batch of engine oil and changed filters, running smoother and faster than before. The Android 7.0 Nougat update for the Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 will also be accompanied by a security patch.

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