Samsung rolls out Android 10 with One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Tab S6

Samsung rolls out Android 10 with One UI 2.1 to the Galaxy Tab S6

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In the middle of 2019, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab S6 (our review). With the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, a 2K AMOLED display, and up to 8GB of RAM, the Galaxy Tab S6 was, and still is, the most powerful Android tablet from the Korean company. The Galaxy Tab S6 launched with Samsung’s One UI software on top of Android 9 Pie, but now, the update to Android 10 is rolling out. The update also brings Samsung’s latest One UI 2.1 software with a plethora of new features.

Samsung Galaxy Tab S6 Forums

Users on our forums have reported that the update is rolling out for the SM-T865 (Galaxy Tab S6 LTE) model with the March 2020 Android Security Patch Level. The update is available in the DBT region, which is Samsung’s code for Germany. The full changelog for the update is embedded below.

One UI 2.1 Changelog for the Samsung Galaxy Tab S6

One UI 2 brings you Android 10, with exciting new features from Samsung and Google based on feedback from users like you.
We recommend that you back up your important data to keep it safe during the upgrade.
Some apps, including Calculator, Samsung Internet, and Samsung Notes, need to be updated individually after you update your OS.

Here’s what’s new.

Dark mode
– Enhanced image, text, and color adjustments for day and night environments.
– Darkened wallpapers, widgets, and alarms while Dark mode is on.

Icons and colors
– Clearer app icons and system colors.
– Improved layouts for titles and buttons to eliminate wasted screen space.

Smoother animations
– Enhanced animations with a playful touch.

Full screen gestures
– Added new navigation gestures.

Refined interactions
– Navigate more comfortably on large screens with minimal finger movement.
– Easily focus on what matters with clearly highlighted buttons.

Accessibility
– High contrast keyboards and layouts for large text have been improved.
– Listen to live speech and display it as text.

Better text over wallpapers
– See text more clearly against wallpaper, as One UI automatically adjusts font colors based on light and dark areas and color contrast in the image below.

Media and devices
– Replaced the SmartThings panel with the Media and Devices.
– Media: Control music and videos playing on your phone as well as other devices.
– Devices: Check and control your SmartThings devices directly from the quick panel.

Device care
– The battery usage graph now provides more detailed information.

Digital wellbeing
– Set goals to keep your phone usage in check.
– Use Focus mode to help avoid distractions from your phone.
– Keep an eye on your kids with new parental controls.

Camera
– Added the ability to edit the modes that appear at the bottom of the screen.
– Provided a More tab so you can quickly access hidden modes from the preview screen.
– Improved the layout so you can focus on taking pictures without the settings getting in the way.

Internet
– Customize the quick menu to get instant access to the features you use the most.
– Get more information from the app bar.
– Install add-ons from the Galaxy Store to get even more features.

Samsung Contacts
– Added Trash feature for Contacts. Contacts that you delete will stay in the trash for 15 days before being deleted forever.

Calendar
– Stickers can be added to a date without creating an event.
– Ringtones can be used for event alerts.

Reminder
– More options are available for repeating reminders.
– Set location-based reminders for a specific period of time.
– Share reminders with your family group and other sharing groups.
– Set reminders for a specific date without an alert.

My Files
– Created a Trash feature so you can restore files if you delete something by mistake.
– Added more filters you can use while searching to help you find things quickly.
– You can now copy or move multiple files and folders to different destinations at the same time.

Calculator
– Added speed and time units to the unit converter.

Samsung keyboard
– A multilingual translation feature has been added.
– A text undo/redo feature has been added.
– You can now search for music in Spotify directly from the keyboard.
– An icon to open Samsung Pass has been added.

Quick Share
– Files can now be quickly and easily shared with nearby Samsung devices using Quick Share.

Music Share
– Music Share now lets you share music with your friends using a Bluetooth audio device.

Samsung Daily
– Bixby Home has been replaced with Samsung Daily.

Samsung’s first Android 10-based software release was One UI 2.0, which has been skipped over for the Galaxy Tab S6 in favor of One UI 2.1. One UI 2.1 debuted on the Samsung Galaxy S20 series that launched in early February. Samsung’s next software release is expected to be One UI 2.5 based on Android 10, which could launch with the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series. We’ll follow-up once the One UI 2.1 update rolls out for Galaxy Tab S6 owners in more regions.