Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Gets A Major Software Update

Earlier this year, Samsung announced the much-awaited Galaxy Tab 10.1 at the CTIA show. Few months later, Verizon released the 4G LTE Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 exclusively for its subscribers in the US. This tablet runs on the Android 3.2 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Verizon recently started rolling out the Android 3.2 update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners.

The latest update is numbered I905.EL01 and it comes with an upgrade to the Samsung TouchWiz user interface, Wi-Fi Enhanced Connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 support, Built-in support for industry standard VPN clients, Additional support for more wireless Wi-Fi routers, etc. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

samsung galaxy tab 10.1


Device Features, Improvements & Fixes:

  • Fixed issue that caused email to stay bold (reflecting an unread email) even though the user has read the email.
  • Google Security Patches have been applied.
  • TouchWiz user interface has been updated.
  • Wi-Fi Enhanced Connectivity
  • DivX
  • BT 3.0 support has been added
  • Additional support has been added for more wireless Wi-Fi routers.

Applications & Widgets:

The following apps and widgets have been added:

  • AllShare
  • Memo, Penmemo
  • Photo Editor
  • My Files
  • SocialHub
  • WorldClock

The following apps and widgets have been enhanced

  • Music Player(TouchWiz)
  • Video Player(TouchWiz)

Email & Messaging:

  • Enterprise ActiveSync supports additional security policies.

Enterprise Application Support:

  • Built-in support for industry standard VPN clients like Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Strong encryption for data in transmission, hardware encryption and remote wipe capability.
  • EnhancedMobileDeviceManagement (MDM) through partnerships with Sybase and Afaria clients.

The size of the update is 351 MB. The latest update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). If you still haven’t received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. To learn more, head over to this page or check out this PDF file.

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