It’s going to be a rather fun weekend for those of you that own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the manufacturer has officially started sending out the Android software update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This update will bring the wi-fi versions of the tablets an upgrade to additional functionality that includes notifications menu features, Face Unlock, and a massive set of bug fixes as well. User will be able to grab this update via Samsung KIES software on their home PC.
This update will bring the tablet duo up to the software that the Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone lineup comes with right out of the box. Of course Samsung opts for a slightly different user interface dependent on the size of the device, with their own TouchWiz UX appearing on tablets and TouchWiz for smartphones appearing on smaller devices. This software upgrade will improve the intuitive nature with which you interact with your device and will make everything just a bit faster in the process.
If you’re a user of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-fi edition or the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-fi edition, you’ll find that this upgrade will be available with your Mac or PC-based KIES software or direct through your tablet over-the-air in your updates section in settings. Those of you working with any other Samsung Galaxy Tab of any other size or configuration will have to wait just a bit longer as the upgrade is prepared for your particular configuration.
At the moment, no other models are dated quite yet for the software upgrade, but most if not all tablets in the Samsung lineup are set to grab the update in due course. Have a peek at our timeline below to follow along with the recent adventures of the Samsung Galaxy Tab line of tablets from Samsung, and let us know if you’ve gotten the upgrade already! See the full list of future Galaxy Tab upgrades to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also and do a little dance in anticipation!
Also note: for the hacker population out there with the HP TouchPad, a notoriously modification-friendly device that originally ran webOS, you’ll be glad to know that it’s ready to go with not Ice Cream Sandwich, but the newest version of Android: 4.1 Jelly Bean – today as well.