Galaxy Tab line 4.0 ICS update hitting Samsung devices now
A few weeks ago we gave readers the heads up about when the Samsung Galaxy Tab line of tablets would be receiving the Android 4.0 ICS update. We told how ICS would be arriving for some devices in July and for others in August and we’re pleased now to be able to tell you that the ICS update is actually hitting some devices now.
Samsung has managed to fulfill that July/August ICS timeframe for the Galaxy Tab range and as these are about the most popular Android tablets, with the exception of the Kindle Fire, there should be a lot of very happy people about soon, receiving their tastes of Ice Cream Sandwich. Currently most of the Galaxy Tabs are running Android 3.0 Honeycomb so the upgrade to ICS will bring better performance and improved battery life along with many new features and additions.
News that ICS is now being seeded to the Samsung Galaxy Tab line came to us from Phone Arena, sourced from SamMobile, and the GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 is the first to start receiving it with the rollout beginning yesterday. The following is a list of all the Galaxy Tabs that will shortly be receiving the update. They are the 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 and finally the GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G.
The ICS update has just begun arriving then and Phone Arena points out that some lucky people over in Australia are among the first to find they are receiving it. However it is now rolling out globally so you may want to keep an eye on the System Updates section under Settings on your tablet or on Samsung KIES.
We’re really interested in keeping track of which devices are now receiving the ICS update and in which locations it’s arriving first? If you receive the ICS update for your Galaxy Tab device let us know which particular tablet you have and your location so our readers can glean some idea of when it hits their region. We’d appreciate your comments on this.