Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to be updated with Android ICS
Now you can add the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to the list of tablets that will be running ICS. Even though the update hasn't started to be rolled out just yet, the support documents have already been posted to the Verizon site, which is a good indicator it is just around the corner.
Included in the massive 283MB update (version PL10) is a new home screen layout, video calling that can work over 4G LTE or Wi-Fi, improved settings layout, data usage monitor, as well as a simple calculator for portrait mode and scientific calculator for landscape mode. Other improvements include advanced email search, updated quick panel with power saving, driving mode and sync, undo and redo options when composing an email, read receipt and delivery receipt of email, quick response to messages, meeting invitation in Exchange, and a redesigned gallery with photo editor.
Naturally, the standard Ice Cream Sandwich features will also come with the update, such as face unlocking, pinch-to-zoom in the home screen and main menu screen, Google + integration, updated music app, and a desktop view option for the included web browser.
If you happen to own a Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, please let us know when you receive the update and what you think of it.
source: Verizon Wireless
1. MalakiMills (Posts: 256; Member since: 15 Jun 2010)
I've got a custom jelly bean build on mine, but otherwise this is great news. One of the best samsung tablets made.
2. rb68 (Posts: 27; Member since: 23 Apr 2010)
Wow, I've been running CyanogenMod 9 on my original Galaxy Tab (SCH-I800) for the last three months or more. Nothing like the OEM's trailing WAY behind, but at least they're going to do *something*...
4. ph00ny (Posts: 622; Member since: 26 May 2011)
OEM or Verizon? Considering the fact that ICS was released on GT7.7 while back and verizon's version is now getting the update sounds terrible
3. MorePhonesThanNeeded (Posts: 645; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
Just want to know, why is it the technophiles on PA seem to think that 300+ mb is massive in any sense of the word? It's an update of the OS, 300+mb is nothing considering the OS itself might be close a GB in actual size. These are pretty tiny, I've gotten simpler updates that dwarf these in every sense of the word.
It's about time the TAB got the update, I hope that Google really clamps down a little on these variation to the OS that the OEM put on Android, this will seriously cut down on the time it takes to update older models that can support the update. Nothing is worse than not being able to update a year old phone to the newest version of android because the manufacturer has to jump through rings to figure out if it will work on the hardware or not. Google needs to build Android to run efficiently using as little memory as possible and that the OS would scale up depending on total memory and not the other way around. While they are at it, please allow the end user ability to stop stupid apps from loading up when I specifically do not want them loading up or putting themselves in cache. Might be hard, since Microsoft has yet to figure this out, hence why no matter what new version of windows comes out, you always need even more RAM to run it and windows still uses up a heck of a lot of RAM no matter how much you have.
5. thredo (Posts: 1; Member since: 28 Nov 2012)
Almost 3 months after Verizon said the ice cream sandwich update is ready to go for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 there is still no word from Samsung or VERIZON where this update is ?