I ran across a rare beast at a Best Buy yesterday:
A Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 updated to Android 6.x!
It confirmed the suspicion I had after trying SmartQ Reader on the Asus ZenPad 3S 10.
It’s not the MediaTek CPU in the Asus that confuses SmartQ Reader and makes it unable to see the filesystem. It’s Android 6.x. SmartQ Reader badly needs an update for 6.x and 7.x.
Without an update, it’s impossible to place books inside SmartQ Reader:
And the only way to get SmartQ Reader to open them is by a workaround through a file manager:
The Tab S2 8.0 was US$299 for a week, then it went back to US$399. It’s back to US$299 again, although Best Buy is a bit confused about that:
While that’s a better price for the Tab S2 8.0, it places it in direct price competition with the Asus …
… which I played with again at B&H. It still had my files on it. It still screamed.
The thing is, Samsung is beginning to roll out versions of Android 7.x for Tab S2 models.
Will Asus ever give the 3S 10 Android 7.x?
Video: Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0 Extreme PDF Test
Rethinking The Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 8.0