Ice Cream Sandwich comes to Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus in the U.K. only

Ice Cream Sandwich comes to Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus in the U.K. only
Android 4.0 has made its way to a pair of Samsung tablets, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 10.1 and the Samsung GALAXY 7.0 Plus. You might recognize the former as being the subject of a preliminary injunction in the U.S. which brings up another point about this update. It is only for those units inside the U.K. Not that U.S. owners of these two tablets won't ever get to taste Ice Cream Sandwich, it's just that it might take a bit longer than for the overseas machines.

Now getting Android 4.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

Now getting Android 4.0, the Samsung GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus

The Android 4.0 rollout isn't stopping with these two tablets. Samsung says future updates of the Galaxy Tab line will be "announced in due course". Word is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Samsung GALAXY Tab 8.9 will be the next two Samsung tablets to be graced with the Ice Cream Sandwich update. The update can be loaded onto the tablets either over the air or by connecting to your PC and using the Kies software.

The scattered updates for these tablets underscore the difficulties that OEMs are having getting Android updates out in a timely fashion. With the Google Nexus 7 sporting the latest and greatest Android build, it gives those tablets getting Android 4.0 the feeling of being one-step behind when the feeling should be one of being cutting edge after being updated. And when it comes to Android 4.1, what else can Samsung say except that it will announce any such updates in due course.

source: TechRadar via BGR

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GALAXY Tab 10.1
  • Display 10.1" 1280 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 6800 mAh
GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 2 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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15 Comments

1. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

If android wants to continue to make a statement that says "We're serious" then udates like these MUST happen but not only for samsung Im talking about every other company from Moto to sony to HTC and others! This is what is going to please android fans AND also win over apple fans... period!

3. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

Sony updated all their phones and tablets to ICS, even their low end phones are running ICS. What you smokin?

6. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

lol i never said they didnt man...Jus sayin they need to keep this up if the wanna continue to real with the competition...

2. wendygarett unregistered

Samsung fanboy just got trolled...

7. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

wendy.....sigh

4. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

ICS is running like a dream on my tab.

5. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

A half year passed and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 finally gets the second newest Android version. Congratulation.

8. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

Thats exactly what im talking about Libertine...Android needs to be a little bit quicker with updates if they wanna get real..

9. mattporter

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

Downloaded ICS last night for Galaxy Tab 10.1. It's massively smooth compared to Honeycomb. There have been nice amendments to the fonts and general layout. Its excellent, like a new tablet.

10. SonyFTW2020

Posts: 311; Member since: May 03, 2012

cool man.....got a question tho, how long you been having your Galaxy Tab for and how long you been waiting on this update?

11. mattporter

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 04, 2012

Had it for a year, it's gone from 3.1 to 3.2 around Christmas I think. A bit of a wait, but it was completely useable. Now its really really snappy.

13. Owlet

Posts: 450; Member since: Feb 21, 2011

Did you connect the Tab to Kies? Mine won't... :-( Now if I go to settings to check for update, nothing happens, no window shows up where it says if there is one or there isn't. :'(

12. ChafedBanana

Posts: 409; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

That's nice and all but it's all about the Jelly Beans now.

14. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Bet it wont get it? This tablet is more than one year old. Too old for Android manufacturers.

15. TheLibertine

Posts: 484; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

Bet it wont get it? This tablet is more than one year old. Too old for Android manufacturers. Except Sony and Asus. But they are few.

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