The original Samsung Galaxy Tab gets treated to a Gingerbread update

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab gets treated to a Gingerbread update
Until now, if you wanted to update the software on your 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab to a newer Android version, the only way this could be done was by installing an unofficial Gingerbread build. Well, things have changed – an official update to  Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is already live in Italy, and if you own an original Samsung Galaxy Tab, the update should be also coming to your tablet pretty soon.

The news comes from numerous Italian Samsung Galaxy Tab users, who reported receiving the update via Kies when hooking their tablets to their computers. Unfortunately, nobody outside of Italy has confirmed getting treated to Gingerbread yet, but it shouldn't take long before the update goes live in other countries as well. However, if you are not patient enough to wait, there is a way to install the update manually - just follow the link below where a detailed description of the procedure is available. We only urge you to be careful if you attempt installing Gingerbread by yourself. You don't want ending up with a bricked device now, do you?

To read how you can install the update manually, click here.

source: SamFirmware, The Galaxy Tab via Engadget

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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. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

yay or nay?

2. jogutier

Posts: 324; Member since: Feb 12, 2010

YAY! i'm about to buy it. :)

3. ralphyd unregistered

Glad to see samsung upgrading their products

4. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

ill buy this if it drops too 300$

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