Samsung Galaxy Tab 7” Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update Rolling Out Now

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 was one of the most popular Android tabs in 2010. The Galaxy Tab 7, as the name suggests, sports a 7-inch display, and is basically an upsized version of the Galaxy S.

Like all other Android tablets released last year, the Galaxy Tab came with Android 2.2 FroYo on-board, with a tablet optimized version of TouchWIZ.


When Google announced the Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the Nexus S in December 2010, Samsung promised that the Galaxy Tab will get the Gingerbread update. Now, 5 months after Gingerbread’s code went public, Samsung has released the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Galaxy Tab 7.

Right now, Galaxy Tab owners are reporting that the update is being rolled out only in Italy. However, the firmware is already up for download over at the XDA forums.

Galaxy Tab users, who flashed the Android 2.3.3 firmware on their tablet, are reporting improved system responsiveness. Sadly, two of the Gingerbread goodies – the screen-off animation and the network bar icons, which change color according to the handset’s sync status with Google’s server – have not made it to the Tab.

It’s not the Android 3.0 Honeycomb update the Tab owners were wishing for, but something is better than nothing!

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]

  • Dan

    This is great news, I stopped into a Sprint Store and found a Galaxy Tab running Gingerbread, however my own device has not updated. Any ideas to get it updated?

    • rouille

      go to samsung website and download, install and open your samsung kies to your computer (win/mac) and you will notice that this application will prompt you for an update. once you’ve seen this on your computer, you may now update your galaxy tab. official update for samsung galaxy tab. features: long battery life + newly added applications for your galaxy tab.

  • Patricia Guilbeault

    waiting on g
    ingerbread update for my Samsung Galaxy Tablet, when is the update coming to Verizon?

  • naman jain

    hey rajesh i want to know whether android 2.3.3 is available for tab in india and if yes how can i get it

    waiting for ur response….

  • Jayz

    Thanks Rajesh. Worked well for me…

  • Danny

    I just bought the tab last week and im wanting to update to gingerbread, does anyone know if it is available in australia yet?

  • dilip patidar

    Hey Rajesh please tell me how i can update my galaxy tab GT-1000 with Android 2.3 gingerbread

  • darlene

    Aug 31, 2011; Still waiting here in US; no support for 7 inch tabs; support only if you bought a 7″ from a cellphone provider! Really disappointed with Samsung! NO tech support for tab us

    • Just talked to a rep about it.. Its not available over here “officially” yet.. but there are ways to get it. You will have to flash your tablet. I wouldnt recommend doing it if you have no experience in flashing devices.

  • James

    How do I update my galaxy tab. I’ve tried connecting it with the Kies software but it seems nothing happen?

  • Update

  • Yashwant

    I have gt 1000 galexy pad. I want to upgrade/exchange to 10ยท1, pl guide

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