As you’re already aware, Samsung initiated the Android 4.0 rollout to many of its devices. As some of their smartphones and especially their tablets have seen a taste of ICS, others have yet to see the update— and that’s why Sammy announced the rollout of ICS to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (GT-P7500). While this is indeed exciting news, please keep in mind that the update is for P7500 users in Italy only at this time, but the hope is that the update will soon be rolled out to owners of the device in other markets.
If you live in Italy and own the tablet, you can use Samsung KIES or OTA for this update— but make sure the WIFI is on if you plan to update via OTA. Those of you GT-P7500 owners in other markets just sit tight, the update should be on its way sooner than later.
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!
Remember how Apple tried to obtain a preliminary injunction against Samsung to stop them from selling the Galaxy Tab 10.1 (and some phones) from being sold in the U.S.? If you’ll recall, Samsung won that battle as the district court denied Apple’s request, questioning the validity of a couple of Apple’s patents. The court couldn’t see how Apple would be “irreparably harmed” if Samsung were to continue selling its products.
Apple, of course, appealed that decision. And it looks like the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has granted Apple another chance at getting that injunction. Three of the four patents in dispute were upheld by the CAFC, but they found fault with the lower court’s ruling that Apple’s tablet design patent was potentially invalid.
Everyone’s favorite custom ROM, CyanogenMod 9, is coming to more devices on a nightly basis with the addition of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi, Google I/O edition, and T-Mobile version), Samsung Galaxy S II (non-U.S.), ASUS Transformer, and ASUS Transformer Prime.
The addition of these devices comes on top of nightlies for the Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola Xoom. Remember, these ROMs are built every night and could be buggy and unstable, so flash at your own risk!
Download links after the break.
What does a tablet mean to you? To most, it’s something that lets you have productivity on the go— emails, social communication, reading articles and e-books, etc. Of course consumers realize it’s possible to do all that with a notebook computer or netbook. However, it’s no secret that notebooks are losing in popularity because people understand in this day and age, “less is truly more”. You could have a netbook as well, but then some individuals would be graced with keys far too small for big hands like yours truly, a small screen that’s sometimes just slightly bigger than that of a smartphone or the fact netbooks just aren’t powerful enough even to do the bare minimum like check emails, do some online chatting, etc. Manufacturers have realized consumers want something that can bring the best of both worlds and that’s why tablets have been developed now.
While Apple’s iPad is leading the revolution, it’s obvious there are many other successful tablets. There are many of you who own a tablet now and then there are many of you who will be looking to purchase a tablet in the near-future. The great thing about Android tablets is that they are a direct reflection of the Android platform in general. The Android platform allows for a variety of manufacturers to make unique and “customized” versions of the Android devices which are best suited for each user’s tastes. While there are popular options such as the ASUS Transformer Prime, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and of course the record-selling Amazon Kindle Fire, there’s one tablet that has won my heart and will continue to win my heart for the next year or two (or three or four). That tablet is the Motorola Xoom Wifi tablet. Introduced at last year’s CES, the tablet is still literally the model for which other Android tablets are developed and shaped. I will share with you all my thoughts and experience of owning this tablet. Of course many of you will disagree and want to throw in your two cents, but I just want to give you all some insights as to what the device means to me and how it fits in my lifestyle.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Tab 10.1 owners have a reason to live again. After previously breaking owners’ hearts by pulling the previous 3.2 update because of many bugs, Samsung has finally corrected the issues and has rolled out the update again. All of you Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners make sure you get out and grab that update ASAP. One quick disclaimer– if you didn’t update your tablet originally, you will be able to download the update over the air. If you did download the original update, but ended up with a frazzled tablet, you will have to update your tablet again via Kies Mini software for the ‘new’ 3.2 update. Happy updating!
[via Android Central]
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 has released a 63.12MB update to users which brings the device to Android 3.2 and, oh yeah, it has a serious glitch which is causing all kinds of WiFi connection problems. Since the Android tablet is WiFi-only, users that have already completed their update are left with a relatively useless device.
Of the problems reported, users say their tablet would no longer connect to WiFi with DHCP dynamic IP and rather only through static IP. Also, it will no longer connect to Kies, displays “Firmware update failed” upon reboot and even ceases auto rotation. As for a solution to the glitch, hard resets have proven ineffective and Samsung has offered only the following statement to their customers:
“Samsung is aware of an issue that some Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers have experienced with today’s software update. We are working on a resolution and will provide more information shortly. In the interim we have chosen to discontinue availability of the update.”
I an attempt to dabble in gender specific marketing, Samsung has announced a new pink version of the Galaxy S II for the ladies and a Lions baseball edition Galaxy Tab 10.1 for the fellas. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen such an attempt by a manufacturer, HTC did so with the Rhyme, and Huawei with the Tokidoki edition M835’s.
Sammy will be limiting the production of these new devices and the men will get more of a special treat rather than just a color change. The limited edition Lions tablet will come in special packaging and will include an official Lions jersey and autographed baseball. Sorry ladies, your special gift is the ability to accessorize with the color of pink, no charm dongle included.
Although the exterior of these devices may change, you can still expect the original amazing specs that millions have come to love. Either of these will make for a great new funky piece of mobile technology… if you can get a hold of one.
If there is any truth to the latest rumor that was fed to Phandroid, US Cellular appears to be gaining clout with device manufacturers. A tipster, said to be an employee at US Cellular, has provided an internal document showing a couple of impressive upcoming devices made by Samsung. If you have already studied the picture above I am sure you can guess what they are. Yep.. you’re right! You’re looking at the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Not too shabby for a small time carrier if you ask me.
Another thing the document mentions is US Cellular’s 4G network, which is all ready to go, just has no devices yet to support it. My guess is that the devices shown in the document are going to be the first to bat once US Cellular throws the 4G pitch. By the looks of things, US Cellular may be planning to play with the big dogs in 2012. Welcome to the majors? We shall see my friends.
We still need to get confirmation from Samsung and AT&T but it looks like the wireless provider will add a new Android powered tablet to their 4G LTE device roster.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 made another visit to the FCC last week, this time packing AT&T radios inside. The FCC filing lists the Galaxy Tab 10.1 as model number SGH-I957 and shows the device supports the AT&T 4G LTE network – complete with the AT&T 4G logo on the back. We’re not sure if this new Galaxy Tab will have the same features/specs as the Wi-Fi version which has the Tegra 2 processor 1GB of RAM, 16 or 32 GB internal space and Android 3.1.
The big question is pricing and availability. We are not sure of either right now but the addition of this 4G tablet alongside their two new 4G LTE phones, the Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket and HTC Vivid seems like a great way to launch a new network.