T-Mobile was very quick (comparatively) on releasing the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update to its Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The tablet, which is quite old in the market, came out with the then tablet version of the Android operating system, Android 3.0, also known as the Honeycomb. Since then, the tablet has not seen any major update to the software it runs. But now, Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners will be delighted.
The update is not just updating the operating system of the tablet, but is bringing a lot of goodies with it. The list includes:
- Pinch to Zoom functionality in homescreen and main menu screen
- Integrated Google Plus
- Integrated Google Text-To-Speech Engine
- New features in the email client
- Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor, bringing new sorting options, improved photo studio and Picture Gallery widget.
- Improved camera app: new features include continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, stabilized image zoom, single-motion panorama and built-in face detection.
- Wi-Fi Direct support
The update is going to be a 248MB download, and is named i905.LP11. Just yesterday, I got a 207MB updated on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0, and I thought I must have got the Jelly Bean update. But I was wrong. The version of the Android operating system remained v4.0.4. The update has, though, updated the apps on the tablet. The Gallery app, for example, now has face detection and when you open a picture with faces in it, it automatically recognizes the faces and prompts you to tag them. You have the ‘Me’ option for tagging, which means that the person in the photo is you. You can search your contacts on the device for the names of the people you want to tag.
This is one of the major updates I found after downloading and installing the update package. So you need to be waiting for yours. And if you do not like waiting, just go to Settings on your device and check for updates manually. All the best.