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Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich Update Q2 of 2012

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By Vincent Funaro, Christian Post Reporter
February 29, 2012|11:13 am

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will launch on Verizon on March 1 and there are already rumors of when the device will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to a recent report from Pocket-Lint, this tablet could possibly receive the update as early as the second quarter of 2012.

"Ice Cream Sandwich will hit its (Samsung) high end devices including the Galaxy S2, the Galaxy Note, the Galaxy Tab 10.1, the Galaxy Tab 8.9, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus around the same time," wrote the site.

Samsung announced earlier this week that it would be releasing a 7.7-inch version of the Galaxy Tab on March 1 through Verizon.

"Announced at this year's Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available in Verizon Wireless Communications Stores and online at www.verizonwireless.com starting March 1," read the press release.

Specifications on the tablet include a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, Android 3.2 Honeycomb, a 3.2-megapixel rear-facing camera with LED flash and the ability to record in 720p and playback in 1080p.

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It also features a 2-megapixel front-shooter making video chatting possible, 16GB on internal memory and support for a 32GB microSD card.

"Business professionals can feel secure when working on their Tab 7.7 knowing that it is Samsung Approved for Enterprise (SAFE)," said Samsung.

SAFE is the company's stamp of approval on a device such at the new tablet to make it know that it is equipped with exclusive security features that deliver enterprise-friendly capabilities to help safeguard sensitive data and communications. This includes Mobile Device Management, on-device encryption and Virtual Private Network.

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will be available through Verizon Wireless starting at $499.99 with a new two-year agreement. Any customers purchasing the tablet need to subscribe to the carrier's 4G LTE mobile broadband package that starts at $30 monthly access for 2GB of data.

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