Original Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon gets Gingerbread update

Original Samsung Galaxy Tab from Verizon gets Gingerbread update
Remember the original 7 inch Samsung Galaxy Tab? Verizon has given new blood to the ol' boy with a firmware update that gives the device a Gingerbread transfusion. The tablet was launched with Froyo installed and the update from Verizon adds some new features as well as Gingerbread functionality.

Besides receiving Android 2.3.5, the Verizon sold Samsung Galaxy Tab will also have improved word selection and copy functionality, improved security for the PIN method as when using the PIN on the device, you will no longer be asked to enter a symbol as a numeric entry and a "View Data Plan" icon will be available to let you adjust your plan. At the same time, a feature from Verizon Data Service gives you a real-time peek at the amount of data you have consumed for the month to make sure you don't go over your contracted amount.

Other new features coming with the OTA update are a download manager app, the ability to use the front-facing camera to record video, more accurate portrait and landscape re-sizing of widgets, support for Verizon's pre-paid service, and perhaps most importantly the update brings some security patches from Google.

Once you've allowed the update to proceed to the end, let us know what you think of the changes by dropping a comment in the box below!

source: Verizon via AndroidCentral

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Galaxy Tab
  • Display 7.0" 1024 x 600 pixels
  • Camera 3 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 4000 mAh



1. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

I don't see why Samsung doesn't update it to Honeycomb.

2. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

This damn thing is way too small to be running Honeycomb, it really is suited for Froyo/GB because of its size. I'm curious to see if they jacked up the resolution or not because I ran an unoffcial Gingerbread build on my VZW tab and the resolution was higher and it realllllly screwed up everything. It needs to keep it's stock resolution. I just gotta find a way to get mine back to bone stock because I forgot how to, and the XDA forum for the OG Galaxy Tab is very cluttered and unorganized.

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