1. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Anybody know when those of us with the Tab S2 Nook are going to get Marshmallow?
    06-22-2016 05:49 PM
  2. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Still no joy for us Nook users.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    06-26-2016 11:36 PM
  3. Droifanatic's Avatar
    I have the tab S2 Nook and I live in Pennsylvania no update yet

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-05-2016 06:49 PM
  4. You orit's Avatar
    No update yet in NYC
    Samsung states they recognize the device by means other than if it's conventional or a nook calaboration device.
    This was their reps position on the phone. it doesn't matter. You will get it no matter what


    9 11 01 Never Forget.
    07-08-2016 11:21 PM
  5. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    No update yet in NYC
    Samsung states they recognize the device by means other than if it's conventional or a nook calaboration device.
    This was their reps position on the phone. it doesn't matter. You will get it no matter what


    9 11 01 Never Forget.
    Thanks for the info.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-10-2016 03:08 AM
  6. You orit's Avatar
    After making another set of phone calls to Barnes Noble and Samsung cs I am beginning to wonder if the update is a sure thing. Luckily my main purpose for this S2 8.0 as the iPad mini would have been is for watching videos, youtube. I do little else. If I never get it I am unaffected but I do feel wronged if I do not get it.


    9 11 01 Never Forget.
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    07-13-2016 06:56 PM
  7. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    The Marshmallow roll out seems haphazard. There are Tab S2's here in Hawaii that are getting it, while others are not. I was in California a couple of weeks ago and saw the same thing. Some had it, some didn't.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-31-2016 12:39 PM
  8. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Still no joy on the Tab S2 Nook. I'm wondering if it is Barnes & Noble that is holding it up?
    08-30-2016 01:37 PM
  9. You orit's Avatar
    Sure , why not want to have an update on an expensive device with a solid rep.
    I see so many issues with the reception of the update. I am checking in here once in a while only to see more issues arise.
    This little tablet works really well for what I use it as. Without sounding like I'm settling for this existing version,if I never find an update on it I will always have a device I can easily get my monies worth out of. On the other hand I have reason to keep praising Apple for how they maintain my mac and tablets. They make it look easy. Samsung is not to be trusted.
    09-04-2016 05:00 AM
  10. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    The way Android devices are updated is not Samsung's fault. It is Google's fault. Google released Android as an open source OS; meaning OEMs (or anybody for that matter), could download it and modify it for free. This has led to severe fragmentation within the Android ecosystem.

    According to some statistics I read, less than 30% of all Android devices world wide are on Marshmallow. Samsung right now has to support at least three or four different versions of Android.

    The reason Apple and Microsoft devices do not have that same issue is because iOS, OS-X (soon to be MacOS), Windows and Windows Mobile are not opensource. Apple's iOS and MacOS only run on Apple devices, though you can modify MacOS to run on non-Apple hardware. Microsoft Windows and Windows Mobile can run on multiple OEMs' hardware, but the OEM's are not allowed to modify the OS or "reskin" it.

    So both Microsoft and Apple do not support more than two OS versions. Furthermore, with Windows 10, the 96% of the code is shared between Windows 10 and Windows 10 Mobile.

    So, in a way, Samsung and other OEMs are as much a victim of OS fragmentation as we are.
    09-07-2016 01:58 PM
  11. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    If Google keeps allowing OS modification or re-skinning, OEMs will continue to do it. Thereby making the fragmentation worse, not better. So, yes. Google is at fault as well.

    Google can still offer the OS for free; just not make it open source. Microsoft offers Windows for free for devices with screen sizes 9" and smaller. This would still allow Google to bundle its services with the OS and still allow OEMs and carriers to pre-load their apps and add device drivers.

    Google benefits by getting its services out to be used, OEM's benefit because they are still getting the OS for free and won't need to support multiple versions, and we benefit by getting updates quicker and getting an overall more secure and useful device. It's a Win, Win, Win.
    09-14-2016 07:55 PM
  12. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    I read an article the other day about Barnes & Noble Nook. It said that B&N fired its CEO. I surmise that us Tab S2 Nook users are going to be waiting a while before we get Marshmallow. There is a lot of turmoil within the company.

    Barnes & Noble fires its CEO, says he was 'not a good fit' for the company
    09-15-2016 07:08 PM
  13. PapaGary's Avatar
    I read an article the other day about Barnes & Noble Nook. It said that B&N fired its CEO. I surmise that us Tab S2 Nook users are going to be waiting a while before we get Marshmallow. There is a lot of turmoil within the company.
    Where have you been? Barnes & Noble has been on the decline for some time. I ought to know, I worked for them for ten years. When I left their employ five years ago I thought their demise was right around the corner. So far they've proved me wrong.

    I for one do not care about my S2 Nook getting Marshmallow as it does everything I want it to now.
    09-15-2016 09:22 PM
  14. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Where have you been? Barnes & Noble has been on the decline for some time. I ought to know, I worked for them for ten years. When I left their employ five years ago I thought their demise was right around the corner. So far they've proved me wrong.

    I for one do not care about my S2 Nook getting Marshmallow as it does everything I want it to now.
    Actually, they were making money. Then they got rid of the guy who was making them money.
    09-17-2016 11:05 PM
  15. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Guess what I had waiting for me when I checked for updates this morning? Marshmallow!
    10-04-2016 01:21 PM
  16. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    No update yet in NYC
    Samsung states they recognize the device by means other than if it's conventional or a nook calaboration device.
    This was their reps position on the phone. it doesn't matter. You will get it no matter what


    9 11 01 Never Forget.
    Check for updates. I'm downloading Marshmallow as I write this.
    Delirious D likes this.
    10-04-2016 01:22 PM
  17. PapaGary's Avatar
    I'm downloading Marshmallow as I write this.
    Me too. I sure hope my Knidle app still works when it's finished.
    10-04-2016 07:25 PM
  18. PapaGary's Avatar
    I sure hope my Knidle app still works when it's finished.
    It does, all is good.
    10-04-2016 07:33 PM
  19. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Me too. I sure hope my Knidle app still works when it's finished.
    I tried Kindle and it wouldn't run. I'm going to reinstall and see what happens.

    Update: I uninstalled Kindle and reinstalled and it's working fine.
    10-04-2016 08:44 PM
  20. You orit's Avatar
    Anybody know when those of us with the Tab S2 Nook are going to get Marshmallow?
    This update came to my nook 35 min ago. So far everything works well. No bugs. Took long enough. Samsung is loosing credibility. No big deal anyway but should have had it months ago. S2 nook updated with marshmallow...big deal!
    I was just looking into the smartswitch app which kicks it to your s2 very handily. Check it out. The update just appeared when I turned on my s2.
    10-09-2016 03:25 PM
  21. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    This update came to my nook 35 min ago. So far everything works well. No bugs. Took long enough. Samsung is loosing credibility. No big deal anyway but should have had it months ago. S2 nook updated with marshmallow...big deal!
    I was just looking into the smartswitch app which kicks it to your s2 very handily. Check it out. The update just appeared when I turned on my s2.
    I got it earlier this week. I'm not sure it's all Samsung's fault. Barnes & Noble are also responsible, since is a Nook branded device.
    10-09-2016 03:57 PM
  22. You orit's Avatar
    I got it earlier this week. I'm not sure it's all Samsung's fault. Barnes & Noble are also responsible, since is a Nook branded device.
    Ya Think? B&N ? Maybe I guess. I tend to believe a bit more in the scenario of either Kaos at samsung prolonging what other companies make look easy or just putting the nook collaboration devices at the bottom of some list. There may be many that will wait even longer. Imo it's guessing. The one fact is that it takes them to long to perform Os updates.
    I'm having zero issues and think I see a slower reduction of battery power. I've always charged it pleasingly quickly. I will have to 9ay more attention to drain but it is a pleasant surprise so far. Enjoy the marshmallows.
    10-10-2016 06:07 PM
  23. anon(7901790)'s Avatar
    Ya Think? B&N ? Maybe I guess. I tend to believe a bit more in the scenario of either Kaos at samsung prolonging what other companies make look easy or just putting the nook collaboration devices at the bottom of some list. There may be many that will wait even longer. Imo it's guessing. The one fact is that it takes them to long to perform Os updates.
    I'm having zero issues and think I see a slower reduction of battery power. I've always charged it pleasingly quickly. I will have to 9ay more attention to drain but it is a pleasant surprise so far. Enjoy the marshmallows.
    I think B&N had a part. I would wager the other Nook branded Samsung Tablets also didn't get Marshmallow on time.

    The Nook stuff is built into the OS, not just an app that is running on top. I'm not even sure I could uninstall the Nook stuff (not that I want to).

    B&N has been having big issues with its Nook division, even though they were making a profit at one point. B&N's Nook division can't keep a division head for long. It's gone through three or four within the past few years. Because of that, they can't seem to get focused and back on what was making Nook profitable.
    10-12-2016 02:40 PM

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