Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Stories May 18, 2015

T-Mobile’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 receiving OTA update to Android Lollipop (Update: Verizon, Sprint, US Cellular too)

Update (Verizon): If this page on Samsung’s support website is to be believed, 5.0.2 should soon begin rolling out to users of Verizon’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 as well. The page includes no additional info on the update, like download size or enhancements beyond those included in Lollipop itself, save for the date released (5/20/2015) and the software version number (T807VVRU1BOD2).

Update 2 (Sprint): Now the changelog for Sprint’s variant of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has been updated to reflect an upgrade to 5.0.2 as well, so it should be rolling out soon. Separate from the enhancements and bug fixes included in 5.0 Lollipop and those added by Sprint, this update also removes the Lumen Toolbar which most Sprint users consider to be crapware.

Update 3 (US Cellular): And now we have the changelog for U.S. Cellular’s variant of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5, so 5.0.2 should be going out over air for those devices soon. The description includes nothing more than the list of enhancements and bug fixes that are included in standard 5.0.2 Lollipop. The release date is listed as today and the software version number is T807R4TYUBOE5.

Owners of the Galaxy Tab S 10.5 on T-Mobile’s network may fret no more. If you haven’t already, you should soon see an over-the-air update come to your device updating it to Android 5.0.2 Lollipop.

The device has up until now run Android 4.4 KitKat, with the AT&T model receiving an OTA update to Lollipop last week and the WiFi variant having received it back in March. It would be nice if this update would have been to a newer, more stable version of Lollipop like 5.1.1, as earlier versions including 5.0.2 have been known to cause a bevy of problems for many devices.

But alas, as the picture above shows, the update bumps the software version of the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab S to T807TUVU1BOE1. The full download comes in at a whopping 1.1 GB.


Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Stories September 18, 2014

Verizon debuts its LTE-equipped Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 starting at $499 w/ contract

Verizon announced today that its 4G LTE version of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab S 10.5 tablet is now available for purchase online and in-stores. Verizon also says its variant carries some capabilities unique to the carrier.

Messaging apps are another way to make tablets a more versatile tool. Verizon Messages lets you text from your tablet without having to use your smartphone. You can read a digital magazine on Papergarden and text friends about it instead of reading on one device and texting on the other.

Samsung first announced the latest generation tablet earlier this year in June, and various LTE versions have begun to roll out recently. Verizon’s LTE model starts at $599.99, and customers can pick it up for $499.99 for a two-year contract for a limited time, according to the carrier. Otherwise, users can add the LTE-equipped tablet to More Everything plans for $10/month after purchasing the Galaxy Tab S 10.5.

Galaxy Tab S 10.5 Stories May 31, 2014


Samsung’s forthcoming Galaxy Tab S 10.5 has already been spotted by a blurry cam under dim lighting, but today we take a look at some pretty press images of the South Korean manufacturer’s new slab. Outed by @evleaks, these clean-cut renders give a better idea of what we might see on June 12th in New York. Since the Galaxy Tab S 10.5’s press shots line up with previously leaks, there’s a slightly better chance of the slate’s rumored specs being the real thing.

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