I’ve got some good news for those of you with a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The Touchwiz Update that the blogosphere’s been buzzing about since Wednesday has finally launched.
This software update- which Galaxy Tab 10.1 users have been waiting for since at least July- features a build of Touchwiz designed from the ground up for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Android Honeycomb. Not too shabby, eh? Of course, Touchwiz isn’t the only thing packed into this update, either.
First up, Samsung’s completely revamped their Media Hub service. Now, customers using the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will have access to over 5,000 movies and TV shows. After paying a one-time fee for content, users can share it among up to five other Media-Hub connected tablets, or view their content on an HDTV using an HDMI attachment.
Second, Samsung’s updated Kies to version 2.0 The update comes with additional options related to the sharing and synchronization of files with a desktop computer, as well as wireless sync. Further, Kies 2.0 will allow users to sync contacts from Outlook, Gmail, and Yahoo Mail and store large files-such as music and video- in a library.
Now, the other updates are pretty nifty, but Touchwiz is definitely the coolest feature of this update. Here’s an excerpt from Samsung’s website detailing some of the stuff users can expect from the new UI:
Live Panel:Features a magazine-like widget view to get immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, etc., right on the home screen. Its visual layout is completely customizable so you get relevant information delivered to you instantly
Mini Apps Tray: Get easy access to commonly used applications—Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator, Music—which overlay on current activity for powerful multi-tasking
Clipboard: Advanced copy-paste functionality allows you to store photos, web pages, YouTube links, etc. on the clipboard for easy sharing by email and social updates