After rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the various Galaxy Tab in different regions of the world, Samsung has turned its attention to the United States. The Korean company has start rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the original Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus.
The ICS update for both the Tabs brings some much-needed performance and stability improvements, UI refinements, new features like Face Unlock, in-built Data Monitoring tool, updated Google Apps and more.As of now, only the Wi-Fi variant of the Tab 10.1 is receiving the ICS update.
Owners of the 3G/4G LTE variant of the Tab 10.1, need to wait until the OTA update is ‘tested’ and approved by their carriers, which can very well take up to a few months. The 254MB OTA update should be available to all Wi-Fi Tab 10.1 owners within the next couple of weeks. T-Mobile Tab 7.0 Plus owners need to use Samsung’s KIES software to get Ice Cream Sandwich on their device.
Hopefully, Samsung will roll out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the forgotten Tab 8.9 owners pretty soon as well.
Via – Phandroid
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.
Samsung has just announced the successor to the Galaxy Tab 7, the Tab 7.0 Plus. The original 7-inch Tab was the first ever Android tablet, which was a worthy’ competitor to the iPad. With a weight of 345gms, and a thickness of only 9.96mm, the Tab 7 Plus is among the lightest and the most portable tablet out there. Its light weight and slim factor ensures that the tablet can easily fit inside a jacket or a handbag.
The Tab 7.0 Plus sports a 7-inch PLS LCD display with WSVGA (1024×600) resolution, and is powered by a 1.2GHz dual-core processor. The device also packs in 1GB of RAM, and will come in 16GB and 32GB variants. Other key features of the Tab 7.0 Plus include a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi b/g/n (2.4GHz and 5GHz), Bluetooth 3.0, HSPA+, USB host support, and a microUSB port. There are also a bunch of sensors like Accelerometer, Gyroscope and Proximity sensor etc. on-board.
The back of the tablet sports a 3MP camera with LED flash, with a 2MP camera in the front accompanying it. The Tab 7.0 Plus also packs in a microphone and a speaker, so some people can use it as a rather large phone. It can also record videos in 720p HD resolution, and can playback Full HD (1080p) HD videos.
This 7-inch Tab will run on Honeycomb 3.2, with Sammy’s TouchWIZ UI on top of it. A beefy 4000mAh battery powers this tablet. The tablet will be available in Indonesia and Austria from end-October, and will be gradually available in Southeast and Southwest Asia, US, Europe and Latin America. Sammy did not mention anything about the pricing of the device though.