While most people are hoping their Android devices will at some point see a Marshmallow update, there are those still stuck on KitKat. For example, Samsung's Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4 launched last year with Android 4.4 on board, and so far it hasn't seen any big OS updates.
So, an owner of this tablet (who's so far been extremely patient, it has to be said) took to Twitter to ask Samsung's arm in the UK about a Lollipop or Marshmallow update for the Galaxy Tab Pro 8.4.
@JSmoove_12 We really donít like bringing you news you donít want to hear, but the TabPRO 8.4 will not be getting Lollipop. ^ESó Samsung UK (@SamsungUK) November 24, 2015
The answer? Well, in short: no. This tablet will never see an OS version bump. Not to Android 5.0, not to 5.1, not to 6.0. This pretty much means support for this device has ended from Samsung's point of view. It's an interesting development, especially considering that the not much newer Galaxy Tab S 8.4 at least got Lollipop. And that was all the way back in April. But the Tab Pro won't be so lucky.
As a final word of advice, keep in mind that this information might only be valid for tablets sold in the UK, since it's Samsung's arm over there disseminating the bad news. Though we wouldn't hope for an OS update for the Tab Pro coming to any other regions either.
I've tried updating my 10.1 but it didn't work. Could you post how you did it or give links to well written guides to update please?
I got a small update 13mb on my galaxy tab pro 10.1 on 8/13/17. Does anyone know what it was? I tried looking on the web, no results.
I'm also fed up with the contempt Samsung treat their customers. My Tab Pro 10.1 is only a couple of years old and was not cheap but they have given up on it. Amazon are still selling it for £299! I've just changed from a Samsung phone to a S...