Samsung Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE gets Lollipop too

04 May, 2015

After both the Wi-Fi-only and LTE versions of its bigger sibling, the Samsung Galaxy Tab S 10.5 got Lollipop updates a while back, now is the time for the LTE-enabled variation of the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 to receive the same treat.

Its Wi-Fi-only iteration has been enjoying the taste of Lollipop since last month. But now the rollout for the Galaxy Tab S 8.4 LTE seems to be in full swing.

The update is currently rolling out over-the-air in Hong Kong, where it's also available to download and install using Kies, Samsung's desktop app. Now that the ice has been broken, we expect to see the Lollipop release making it to Galaxy Tab S 8.4 units sold elsewhere too in the near future.

By the end of this month, we should see a much wider rollout. If you are among the lucky ones to get the update, after applying it you'll be running Android 5.0.2, and firmware version T705ZHU1BOD3.

It brings with it a new look for Samsung's TouchWiz UI, one that's infused with Google's Material Design principles. You also get a new lock screen, new Recent Apps menu, new notification panel, and an improved multi-window mode, along with updates for built-in apps, bug fixes, and performance enhancements.

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Reader comments

  • AnonD-666162

I have the same issue, but battery saving mode solves the problem, my question is WHY does it solve it?

  • Zio

Wow, this temporary workaround works for my Tab S (SM-T705). So it has something to do with the power management of the Marshmallow update. Samsung should release a patch for this.

  • Babui

My Samsung s tab 8.4 got problem with 4G..to slow. Why?