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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, 7.0 Plus Receive Update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

The long overdue Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi has finally been made available on Thursday, August 2nd. Owners of these tablets can now pull the update down over the air or install it directly via Samsung’s Kies software application.

There is, however, no further information as to when other Samsung Galaxy Tabs would be getting their ICS update. A Samsung UK representative confirmed this update through TechRadar saying, “Samsung UK can confirm the roll out of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi and Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi devices is live. Any further updates for the Galaxy Tab range will be announced in due course.”

Also known as the Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), Android 4.0 is the latest version of Android platform primarily designed for tablets and smartphones. Among the key features embedded in it include deep interactivity, rich notifications, easy multitasking, resizable widgets and customizable home screens—the attributes people love most about Android. Powerful new ways of sharing and communicating are likewise integrated in the Ice Cream Sandwich. Besides the key features, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also seizes notable improvements in app quality. This is one of the reasons as to why many Android phone/slate owners desperately want to update their devices.

The update to ICS likewise denotes new ICS features for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi. This would include new Browser, Face Unlock and new user interface to name a few. Bug fixes and other software enhancements are also expected to manifest in the latest update, for a much better Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus user experience.

Meanwhile, pertinent reports said the ICS software will more likely become available to owners of other Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus devices in other regions including those in the United States anytime this year. Some experts even forecasted about a global Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 devices over the following weeks. If such rumors were true, then the rest of the Galaxy Tab owners outside UK would just have to wait for a few more weeks to take advantage of the same software upgrade on their Samsung tablets.

Owners of Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi are advised to check the updates through their phones from time to time or they can try using Samsung KIES to pull down the update.

Sources: CNET | TechRadar

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