1. jonathanbing54's Avatar
    How much longer will a Tab SM-T700 be safe to operate? Running 6.0.1 now. Security is a concern but also how much longer will apps work? Thank You.
    08-21-2020 01:24 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I moved this from the Google Home forum to the Tab S forum.

    I think Marshmallow still supports most major apps out there, but will probably start losing support over the next year or so. It doesn't mean the tablet will be completely unusable, but you'll probably start to notice more and more apps no longer being compatible. In that case, it'd be important not to uninstall any apps that are important to you, because if those apps have been updated to the point where they require Nougat or above, you won't be able to reinstall them. As long as you have the older version still on your tablet, it'll probably remain functional.
    08-21-2020 01:29 PM
  3. jonathanbing54's Avatar
    Thanks for the quick response. My screen has a thin hairline crack in it and im considering purchasing a "like new" one. I understand it has never had the original os updated. I think it shipped with KIT KAT. If I purchase it, should I upgrade to Marshmallow?
    08-21-2020 01:45 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Assuming it's not a carrier-branded Tab S, then it should get all of the appropriate system updates. If it is carrier-branded, then it might need to be on that carrier's network to get the official updates.

    But if you want to continue using a Galaxy Tab S series device, then what about the Tab S5e, or the newer Tab S6 Lite? Reasonably priced, definitely more powerful than the original Tab S, and much more recent in terms of Android version.
    08-21-2020 02:06 PM
  5. jonathanbing54's Avatar
    Thank you so much! Yes, i have looked into the S5e - just discovered it a couple days ago in fact. I'll give it some thought. Youve been very kind!
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    08-21-2020 02:21 PM
  6. jonathanbing54's Avatar
    Sorry i doubled the same reply.
    08-21-2020 02:40 PM
  7. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Sorry i doubled the same reply.
    No problem, I already deleted the duplicate.

    The Tab S6 Lite is currently on sale for $300 at Costco, if you have membership there: https://www.costco.com/samsung-galax...qU9iGDb7ru7WOA
    08-21-2020 03:54 PM
  8. jonathanbing54's Avatar
    Thanks for the link!
    B. Diddy likes this.
    08-22-2020 06:13 PM
  9. pags11's Avatar
    My Tab S is still alive and kicking. It obviously doesn't get software updates any longer, and the processor chip runs a bit slow...but I still am able to stream college football games on it and watch YouTube videos.
    02-18-2021 04:51 AM

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