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Finally, Samsung Galaxy 10.1 WiFi Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolls Out

Users with Samsung Galaxy 10.1 WiFi only must be a happy lot now, there was some exciting surprise waiting for them this morning.  Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update.  It may be a little late, and some may be talking of a Jelly Bean update but this is a major upgrade and will certainly go a long way to improve device performance and add more features to the tablets.  It would have been great though if Samsung just worked on a Jelly bean update and upgraded the devices directly to it instead of Ice Cream Sandwich.

The new update brings various enhancements and features, the most notable being the new user interface Touchwiz.  Most users love Touchwiz, but some hate it – the good thing is that the users will have an option to use the included version or to just install an application of their choice.  The entire Ice Cream Sandwich version is 254MB and users do not need to use Kies to install the update.  There is an option to use Kies though when updating Over The Air (OTA) but I bet informed users will choose to go without having to deal with the complexities of the Kies software seeing how bad it is.

If you are interested in knowing, the build number of the update being rolled out is IMM76D.  Further good news from Samsung is that this is not the final or the end of the operating system updates or Ice Cream Sandwich for that matter.  Rumor has it that the Galaxy tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 8.9 – both the WiFi and 3G versions, will be getting updates to Ice Cream Sandwich very soon.  If you have any of these tablets, you may just have to wait a little longer.

Do you have the Galaxy Tab 10.1?  Have you received the updates?  How do you find the new Touchwiz?  Are there any new features or add-ons that are worth sharing?  Let us know what you think and we will let other users know.

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  1. The ICS upgrade wasn’t available OTA, plugged it in and fired up Kies – Kies had to update itself, then update the firmware on the tablet. After restarting, Kies did it’s typical long-search-for-tablet and the firmware began loading to the tablet. Tablet rebooted, WiFi working, apps updating – everything appears OK so far… SAN-GT-P7510MAVXAB

  2. I just completed the ICS upgrade on two v10.1 Galaxy Tabs this morning and now my WiFi isn’t seeing any access points. I’ve rebooted, turned WiFi off and on, removed and re-added my personal WiFi connection and I get nothing. Just a “No Internet Connection” message. 🙁

  3. Too little too late.

    This is like having a notebook manufacturer announce an upgrade to Windows Vista today.

    Xoom wifi got ICS in March. Asus is already getting JB. I won’t be a sucker again. Screw Samsung.

  4. Two things I discovered with getting Kies to work properly. Never ever install any Galaxy Tab device drivers first or Kies won’t work properly and probably won’t recognize the Galaxy Tab.

    2nd you have to be patient with Kies, wait until it finds and syncs with the device. I have seen Kies too many times not connect and give it enough time it syncs to the tablet.

    ICS is without a doubt an awesome update. I also wished this was a JB update but i’m appreciative of Samsung supporting their 1st gen consumer Tablets. Hopefully we’ll see JB on the Tab. 🙂

  5. Here’s a link to a physical .zip file download from SamMobile. Don’t know how to install it, but at least I’m downloading… will use this as a backup for the OS and give “SamDung” 24 more hours to put this up via WiFi… Yeah, Kies might get you the upgrade faster, but Kies fails to connect so often to my P7510 it’s a choice between a reset and just waiting… Samsuck isn’t the best with software… come on FirmWare!!

    http://www.sammobile.com/firmware/?page=8&view=5944

    P7510UELPL_P7510XABLPL_XAB.zip | 417.4 MB

    It’s supposed to be available via WiFi along with Kies… Can’t get Kies to sync here and at 7:15pm PDT no wifi version yet.

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