Starting today, whether you pick the first-generation Galaxy Tab S in an 8.4 or 10.5-inch version, with LTE capabilities on Verizon or AT&T, you’re guaranteed to run a modern iteration of Android. Technically not the absolute newest, but literally the next best thing and an all-around robust, smooth, pretty software package.
Following recent Lollipop rollouts for the Tab S 10.5 on America’s two largest service providers, as well as a nice 5.0 bump for Big Red’s 8.4-inch edition a couple of weeks back, Ma Bell completes the circle and sends OTA L goodies to the more compact Super AMOLED slate.
Keep in mind both models should soon get a hardware overhaul, though we expect US carriers to take at least a few extra months before picking up new 4G-enabled variants. After all, it’s hard to believe this powerhouse duo is “outdated”, what with the vibrant 2,560 x 1,600 pix res screens in tow, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processors, 3 GB RAM and fingerprint recognition tech.
Once Android 5.0.2 replaces 4.4 on AT&T’s Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4, the whole system will pick up and perform noticeably better, with energy efficiency, security, notifications and animations some of the key departments you’ll no doubt see paramount enhancements in.
Get ready to make room for the 1.1 GB or so bundle of joy, and remember to only pull it via Wi-Fi after ensuring there’s plenty of juice in your ticker to handle the lengthy download and installation processes.
Via [AT&T Support]