Samsung Galaxy Tab Gets The Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update In India

samsung galaxy tabThe original Samsung Galaxy Tab is one of the most popular Android tablet device. Samsung managed to sell more than 2 million units of the Galaxy Tab in just 4 months. It was launched in India last year during November. Samsung Galaxy Tab originally runs on the old Android 2.2 (Froyo) Operating System. Galaxy Tab owners in the US and most of the European countries has already got the Android 2.3 update in May. Last month, Samsung rolled out the Gingerbread update in UK. Now, after waiting for almost 3 months, Samsung has finally started rolling out the much-awaited Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the Galaxy Tab in India.

Samsung Galaxy Tab features a 7 inch TFT LCD touchscreen display with 1024×600 pixels resolution, 1GHz processor, Android 2.2 OS, TouchWIZ 3.0 UI, 3.2 megapixel camera, HD (720p) video recording, 1.3 megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G Connectivity, 512MB RAM, 16GB of internal memory, 32GB expandable memory and a 4000mAH battery.

Samsung has not released the official changelog, but it is expected to come with Skype videos calls, improvements in camera and battery life, etc. The Android 2.3 Gingerbread update is available only via Samsung Kies. You cannot update the device using the OTA (Over-The-Air) feature. You will need to connect the device to the computer and then update it using the Samsung Kies desktop software. If you find something new in this update, please let us know in the comments below.

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  • Karan Arora

    I tried to upgrade my galaxy tab via kies but it failed, after downloading the firmware n decrypting all the files when the time comes to install the firmware, kies says that your pc fails to recognise the device and asks me to disconnect the fone and try again. I’m using windows 7 starter (32 bit)

  • kIran

    Just installed gingerbread on an Indian tab. Definite improvement over froyo. The tablet begins to run slowly after a day and this can be corrected by switching it off and on again. Samsung should correct this problem as it is apparently not there in all other countries which have received the update.

    • Sandeep

      hi my name i Sandy from India, I tried updating my TAB to 2.3 thru Kies, but couldn’t.. kies freezes each time when i tried to upgrade. Can u help…Suggestion would be appreciated

  • Nelson

    does this work for the U.S. Galaxy Tab P1010?

  • As everyone knows, Kies sucks. Connectivity to either Windows or iOS is poor. After about a month of trying various things, getting the my tab almost bricked and what not, I took it to he service center to upgrade. Tada! Happened in an hour! Switched to gingerbread! My first impression of Gingerbread (and this I had got done in November 2011) was that the UI wasn’t as cool as Froyo. Everything on my tab became a little dull. The topmost icon range turned all small and green. The Froyo visibility of the top row icons was better. Since the last 8 months that I have been using Gingerbread, I have never thought once that the upgrade improved my experience of either Android or my tab. Frankly, since the upgrade, my phone runs much slower than when it was on the stock Froyo. Apps hang very often and the phone switches itself off very frequently. Aftertouch lag is high. The new Swype keypad is the worst thing about the upgrade. From a very comfortable layout on the Froyo, a very cramped, error-forcing layout has been brought in with Gingerbread. Unnecessary and rarely used buttons, like the language change button eat up unnecessary space. I mean, you give it the same importance as a comma, fullstop and space? Who the eff changes his language of usage as often as putting a comma, fullstop or space? Pathetic.

    I am a huge fan of the Galaxy Tab and a huge huge huge fan of Android. I am quite a fan of Samsung as well. The only thing that is keeping me from switching back to Froyo is the reset to default that will happen.

  • manish tiwari

    hi everyone i update my galexy tab gt p1000 in india witch i bought from u.a.e [email protected] ver. it tooks to long time for update but finelly i got the update to 2.3.3 but i m still waiting for new update cause 2.3.3 dose’nt have software update function it self…
    but i m enjoying it