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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Receives Ice Cream Sandwich Update

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
August 13, 2012|3:06 pm

The 10.1-inch Wi-Fi only version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab has started to receive the Android 4.0.4, Ice Cream Sandwich update in the U.S.

Many of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners living in the U.S. woke up to a notification to update their device to the Android software. Rumors had been circulating that the tablet would be receiving the update sometime in the summer and it seems that it made it just before school started.

However, not all have received the update as some Galaxy Tab users have not yet been able to access it. It seems to be rolling out gradually rather than all at once.

The upgrade can be accessed OTA (over-the-air) or through a PC with Samsung Kies software.

The Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich update started rolling out for Samsung's line of Galaxy Tabs last week, and it started with the 7.7-inch model.

That device ran Android 3.2, Honeycomb and is powered b y a 1.4GHz dual-core processor.

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The update brought its calling function up to speed, letting users make and receive voice calls privately by using receiver mode in public places. This eliminates the need for a Bluetooth handset.

Other specifications on the Galaxy Tab 7.7 include a 3-megapixel auto-focus back camera with LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front camera. The device comes in 16/32/64 GB versions.

Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich was unveiled by Google back in November of last year and has made its way to many of Samsung's devices, including the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S2 with the latest of these being Sprint's Epic 4G Touch variant.

Google is also in the process of rolling out its latest software for smartphones and tablets, Android 4.1, JellyBean that it unveiled at Google I/O earlier this year.

 

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