If you happen to own one of the four model variations of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 Wi-Fi or 4G LTE, or one of the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 with S Pen Wi-Fi or 4G LTE models, it might interest you to know that these 9.7-inch Android tablets were certified with Android 6.0 Marshmallow today by the official Wi-Fi certification body.
So this applies to all the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 models: Samsung SM-T550, Samsung SM-T555, Samsung SM-T557, and Samsung SM-P550, Samsung SM-P555, Samsung SM-P557, with and without additional letters at the end of their respective model names.
We can only assume that the Samsung Galaxy Tab A 8.0 will be certified the same Android 6.0 update soon too then.
The actual date or time frame for the OTA update has been tipped to be a country by country roll out during the summer this year, starting in Q2, so we should not be too far away from the official upgrade to Android 6.0 on our tablets.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is the cheap version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, which has twice the main hardware specs. But Samsung Galaxy Tab A 9.7 is still a good performing tablet, and is a popular Android tablet due to the numerous Samsung features, the free Microsoft Office for Android, free included cloud storage, low price, and famous Samsung tablet reliability.
– Tom Bowen