It’s hard to believe that it’s been two years since the Samsung Galaxy TabPro 12.2 was released, but that one still remains a solid tablet. It was also thinking ahead, since it took Apple 2 more years to figure out a 12 inch slate would be popular. Well, Samsung’s tablet gets the first Android 5.1.1 firmware released today, at last.
The 12.2 inch 2560 x 1600 pixel tablet, in the SM-T905 LTE version got its Lollipop fix with a build date of September 3rd. The software is up for grabs here, together with instructions, if you’re willing to do a bit of manual flashing. There’s also the option of waiting for the OTA update, that has been spotted in Nordic countries, but that may take a while.
Back when it was released, this tablet was priced at $650, so I’m guessing it’s at least $150 cheaper now. One of its appeals was the fact that it comes with over $800 worth of digital goods, including all sorts of subscriptions, premium services, premium Linkedin, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Evernote and all that. Inside it has 3 GB of RAM and an Exynos 5420 CPU, both still ticking in the high end area.