Today’s a joyous day for owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 operating on Verizon’s blazing 4G LTE network— Verizon has officially announced the Ice Cream Sandwich update is ready to roll out to the masses. The update will bring the Android version to 4.0.4 and the software version to i815.LP10, while also bringing items like facial unlock, an updated Music app, revamped Calculator app and a desktop view in the stock browser. For now— only the change log is available for view, but Verizon should begin rolling out the 289MB update within the next week or too, so there’s no need to fret too much.
So there you have it: the Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be getting a new lease on life after all.
source: Verizon Wireless
Apple successfully obtained a sales ban of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 throughout the European Union (EU), at the order of a German court. While the sales ban of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is to be in effect, the same court denied Apple a ban of the redesigned Galaxy Tab 10.1N— which ironically, the German courts cleared previously. The appeals court in Dusseldorf found the Galaxy Tab 7.7 infringes Apple patents that date from 2004. While the court ruling now applies to the EU, it’s not certain where countries will choose to follow or ignore the ruling and still sell the Galaxy Tab 7.7 anyways. After all, there are places like the U.K. that respectfully disagree with Apple and will sell Samsung devices regardless.
Meanwhile, Samsung offered its quick thoughts on the recent ruling by adding:
“Should Apple continue to make legal claims based on such a generic design patent, design innovation and progress in the industry could be restricted”.
Users from Europe, Austria and Germany owning the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) tablet are reportedly receiving the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich software update. The new firmware build is IMM76D XXLQ1, it is 237 MB in size and it is now available via OTA and Samsung Kies software. I find it great that it’s pushing out to users through an OTA update as Samsung usually tends to make their updates available only through their Kies software. Any of our readers in those countries receive the update yet?
source: Pocket Droid
Here’s some news to make some Samsung Galaxy Tab owners happy. News just got out that Samsung plans on pushing out the coveted Android 4.0 update for its tablets starting next month and into the month of August. The Galaxy Tab models confirmed to receive the update are:
- GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
- GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
- GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
- GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
- GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
- GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
According to an anonymous source, in addition to receiving the usual tidbits found in Ice Cream Sandwich, those Galaxy Tab users will have the pleasure of also looking forward to improved battery life and speed of the devices. Sounds like a good thing is about to get a smidge better folks. Happy days for you Galaxy Tab owners!
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was announced last September and has been available overseas for quite a few months. It finally made it’s way to the U.S. as the latest 4G LTE tablet on Verizon Wireless. There’s certainly no shortage of tablets available, but if your next tablet purchase has to have LTE connectivity, your choices are more limited. If you’re looking for a mid-sized tablet with solid LTE coverage, you really only have two choices; this one or the DROID XYBOARD 8.2. This is my full review, but you can also check out my initial hands on as well.
Fresh off the CES announcement of the Galaxy Note for AT&T and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 coming to Verizon sometime soon, Samsung Mobile has decided to bring us the announcement that they will be bringing SAFE to these devices. SAFE is an exclusive suite of security features. It delivers enterprise-friendly capabilities that go beyond Android’s standard features to safeguard sensitive data and communications. These capabilities include:
The news just keeps on coming at CES today. Verizon and Samsung have just unveiled a new Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7. Among the features you’ll find:
- Super AMOLED 1280 x 800 display
- 1.4GHz dual-core processor
- Honeycomb 3.2 with TouchWiz
- 3MP rear camera and 2MP front-facing camera
- 7.9mm thin
Sounds like an interesting list of specs. Oh we forgot to mention one little tidbit– this tablet has LTE built-in… meaning it will run on Verizon’s 4G technology. That’s right Verizon customers, you’ll now have a bigger toy to use when you want to go on Verizon’s blazing fast 4G network. Some of the other noteworthy features are QuickOffice Pro HD, Samsung’s MediaHub and SocialHub being pre-installed. Be sure to keep an eye out for Verizon releasing the Galaxy Tab 7.7 along with a keyboard and multimedia dock in the upcoming weeks. Hit the break for the full press release.
A week ago we noticed the LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 7.7 pop up in Verizon’s inventory system and now we are seeing the device pass through the FCC. According to the FCC report this new tablet should be pretty much the same as the Wi-Fi version except for the addition of the 4G LTE and CDMA bands. The tab sports a 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED display with 1080p HD playback, dual-core 1.4GHz processor, 3MP camera and runs Android 3.2 Honeycomb.
Samsung announced the Galaxy Tab 7.7 back at the beginning of September at the IFA Conference in Berlin, but only for Europe. We immediately wondered when we would hear something for the U.S. A WiFi version recently passed through the FCC, but how about a 4G LTE version? If you are liking that form factor and wanting the lightning fast speeds, you might be in luck because these documents show Verizon has already entered it into the system as of December 7. This gives us no clue to when we will see it, but don’t expect it to be till after the New Year.
One of the most bloodied battlefields in the on-going patent wars exists between Samsung Electronics and Apple, Inc. Presently there are as many as 23 lawsuits pending between the two companies all over the globe including the US, France, Japan and the much newsworthy Germany, where Samsung recently had to pull their Galaxy Tab 7.7 from the IFA in Berlin in what looked like a two-hit knockout coupled with the German court’s ruling with Apple on the ban of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1. Samsung however is clearly not out for the count; they’re striking back in Korea where they now seek a complete ban on the forthcoming iPhone 5.
This attack on Apple in Korea follows Samsung’s appeal against the German ruling and the filing of a countersuit against Apple in Australia over another similar court decision that led to the ban of Galaxy 10.1 sales. Their words appear to be just as fierce and confident as their actions; a senior Samsung executive, who spoke on a condition of anonymity said, “For as long as Apple does not drop mobile telecommunications functions, it would be impossible for it to sell its i-branded products without using our patents. We will stick to a strong stance against Apple during the lingering legal fights…We are taking different tactics since we are quite confident.’’