Missionary Tablets

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Missionary Tablets

Postby lelaevans702 » Fri Dec 30, 2016 8:09 pm

Please help. My son took all his paperwork with him to the MTC. We are sending him the Galaxy Tab S2 Tablet. I had MTC IT dept send me the specs. But I found a cheaper one online, my question is does it matter as long as it has 32G if it is a 6.0 Marshmellow OR a 5.0 Lollipop. The Lollipop is $200 cheaper. I appreciate your responses.

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Re: Missionary Tablets

Postby sbradshaw » Fri Dec 30, 2016 9:13 pm

I don't think anyone from the missionary department regularly visits the forum – you may have to give them a call.
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Re: Missionary Tablets

Postby paulscherbel » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:59 am

The device does need to be a Samsung Tab S2 and does need to be able to run Marshmallow. But almost all Samsung Galaxy Tab S2s running Lollipop can be updated to Marshmallow for free. The rare exceptions are ones that are rebranded as Nooks, ones that are locked to some cellular data providers, and some that are being sold from international locations. Your safest bet is to order from here: cdw.com/ldsmissionary. But you're welcome to get it elsewhere, as long as it's an S2 that can run Marshmallow. Other questions on this subject may be directed to mssandroidsupport@ldschurch.org.

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Re: Missionary Tablets

Postby bballrob » Sat Dec 31, 2016 11:39 am

Has the church now switched over completely to using the Samsung galaxy tablets, and moved completely away from using iPads?

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Re: Missionary Tablets

Postby laurenmajor » Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:39 pm

The Missionary Department is transitioning to using the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 for all young missionaries serving in missions authorized to use mobile devices. All incoming missionaries called to these missions now use the Tab S2. Missionaries who started with iPads will continue to use iPads.


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