Samsung Treats Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Owners With Some Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung has already updated its flagship 2011 handsets, the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to Ice Cream Sandwich. The company however seems to have forgotten the ICS update for its tablets, with only the Galaxy Tab 7.7 (P6800) receiving the update until now.

Joining the Galaxy Tab 7.7 with some Ice Cream Sandwich love is the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. The Tab 7.0 Plus is a budget oriented Android tablet from Sammy, and packs in a dual core 1.2GHz OMAP processor and a GB of RAM. It is quite surprising that Samsung has updated the Tab Plus before the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and 8.9, which were the company’s flagship tablet for quite sometime.

The Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Tab 7.0 Plus brings with a nice speed boost and stability improvements, along with improved keyboard and copy & paste system. There is also Face Unlock, inbuilt data monitoring, H/W acceleration and more. The update is already live in certain regions of the world and is available via OTA as well by using Samsung’s KIES software.

Hopefully, Samsung will be rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 8.9 soon as well.

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  • JimTN

    How do I get this update? In rthe USA, Kies says there is none.

    • Flynn

      Currently you can’t. Just have to wait. Could be sometime next month from what I hear

    • Diablo007

      Load the Austrian one using ODIN mobile. Works like a charm on mine (South Africa)

      • jacobtefo

        Did u root your tab first? I have the Austrian version but does not for me. From SA.

  • vobguy

    Dont hold your breath though, unless A) you have the 3g version, and B) you are in the Austrian zone (or willing to risk installing the Austrian zone version on your GT-P6200 that is currently for a different zone).
    They have yet to release the WiFi version for the 7.7 tab, or for any 3G version outside the Austrian zone, and that was “launched” last week.

  • daniel

    is not that surprising if you take into account that sgt 7 2 is almost sgt 7.0 plus and it has already ics.

  • gopi

    has samsung officialy launched ics upgrade in india foe 7.0 plus? can seem to find it

  • aneeshhnair

    have been waiting for ics update for my galaxy tab 7.0 plus (wifi+3g) for over 7 months now .. i brought the tab from saudi arabia so will i have problem getting the update in india?