Deal: Get the Samsung Galaxy Tab E for free at AT&T, requires 2-year contract

Samsung’s entry-level Galaxy Tab E tablet made its debut in the United States last year. The slate was released with Android 5.1 Lollipop, but Samsung offered users an Android 6.0 Marshmallow update several months later.

AT&T has a great deal on the Samsung Galaxy Tab E if you’re looking for a budget-friendly Android tablet. The US carrier offers the slate for free, as long as you commit to a new two-year agreement.

Keep in mind that AT&T offers the 8.0-inch version, not the larger 9.6-inch model. Unlike the global variant of the Galaxy Tab E that …


Android Marshmallow requires devices to show all battery stats

On top of the big changes coming with Android Marshmallow, Google is also forcing Android device makers to be more transparent about battery usage on all of their devices. Specifically, Google notes that devices “MUST be able to track hardware component power usage,” as well as attribute usage to individual apps, according to the Marshmallow Compatibility Definition Document.

Android-Marshmallow

Up until now, some Android manufacturers have been able to obfuscate certain battery details, allowing them to potentially hide components or apps that could be draining battery life. The change will hopefully lead to more power efficient Android phones and tablets down the line. If anything, it’s surprising it’s taken this long for Google to clamp down on Android battery stats.