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Verizon Original Galaxy Tab Owners To Get Gingerbread

If you’re one of the owners of the original Samsung Galaxy Tab (the 7″ version) on Verizon Wireless we’ve got good news for you. Your tablet will soon be updated to Android 2.3, Gingerbread.

According to Verizon Wireless the 70mb update will bring you Android 2.3.5 as well as several improvements to your Galaxy Tab.

The original Galaxy Tab came out last year and has now been overshadowed by the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 10.1 4G/LTE, Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7. 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7 Plus.  Verizon Wireless carries the Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G/LTE in their stores and will probably get one more before the end of the year.

See the enhancements in this update after the break

The enhancements are:
+  When using the Personal Identification Number (PIN) as a security
method, the device no longer requests a symbol as a numeric entry.
Email and Messaging
+  Improved Word Selection and Copy Functionality:
New capability to select a word via press-hold. A second press
of the selected word copies the selected characters.
Web Browsing and Data Access
+  The ‘View Data Plan’ icon has been added to replace the ‘Music Player’
icon on the homescreen. Using this function, a Pay-As-You-Go user
can adjust their Data Service subscription. Month-to-Month users can
continue to use the ‘My Verizon Mobile’ app to monitor their data usage.
+  A ‘Verizon Data Service’ feature has been added to the Settings
menu. Using this function, Galaxy Tab users can view their current
plan and usage, learn how to change service plans and activate or
renew data services.
Device Features and Applications
+  Download Manager App:
New App to manage all of your downloads from web browsing,
email attachments and other apps.
+  App and Power Management Details:
Under Manage Applications, a new ‘Running’ tab displays a list of
active applications and the storage and memory being used by each.
+  Use the front-facing camera as a camcorder. Alternate between the
front-facing camera and camcorder with the slide of a switch.
+  Download App icon now displays within the Applications page.
+  Widgets will resize to accurately reflect landscape or portrait mode.
+  Enhanced display options have been added (wallpaper, color density, etc.).
+ Supports Verizon Pay As You Go prepaid data service plans.
+ Downloads no longer timeout in Android Market.
+ Corrected recorded video orientation.
+ Includes Google security patches.

There’s no definite date yet for this update but it’s coming soon, we’re expecting it within the next week or two.

source: Verizon Wireless via Intomobile

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