It has now been officially confirmed by Samsung Mobile’s Netherlands division that the Galaxy Tab S won’t be upgraded to Android Marshmallow. This news came as a bit of a surprise to us as we were pretty sure that the tablet was going to get the update. Our belief on the matter was of course, based on rumors, but also the fact that we had seen a few screenshots of the Tab S running on Android 6.0.1 on certain websites.
The reasons as to why Samsung took this decision are unknown to us at the moment, but it could be due to the fact that they might have decided on the effort being more work than they had previously anticipated. It could also be a result of bad information on the part of the websites that originally reported the news. All we know for sure is that neither the 8.4-inch Tab S, nor the 10.5-inch one will be getting the update in Europe as per the page’s official post on Facebook. If something does change, we will be sure to inform you. In the meanwhile, it looks like if you want to run Android M on your Tab S, your only hope is the modding community now.