Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update Now Rolling Out

by Alexei Rivera | May 15, 2011 12:43 pm

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If you’re an owner of Samsung’s first foray into the Android tablet business, then you’re now in a little bit of extra luck. Samsung is now rolling out the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for their Galaxy Tab Android devices, bringing with it the usual performance tweaks, UI updates, and various other enhancements.

 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab is a 7” Android 2.2 Froyo tablet running at 1024×600 resolution and a 1Ghz processor. It also has two cameras front and back and can record SD video. It was released roughly 6 months ago to combat the rise of the iPad’s popularity with its own brand of Google-powered tablet computing.

 

Now its 2011 and we won’t say the Galaxy Tab is long-in-the-tooth just yet, but we also appreciate the occasional firmware update to keep devices up to snuff. Thankfully, Samsung has now started rolling out the Gingerbread update for their original Galaxy Tab. The update is said to provide various enhancements which include better battery management, faster performance, keyboard and copy/paste updates, and the like. Good on ya, Samsung!

 

The update has been rolling out to Italian Galaxy Tab owners so far, but it shouldn’t be long before it reaches our local shores. Owners of carrier-locked or specific variants of the Galaxy Tab might not be in luck though, as these updates are generally restricted by your provider. If you own an unbranded Galaxy Tab though, feel free to check your KIES software to see if you’ll be having a bit of Gingerbread on your Tab today.

 

Sources: The Galaxy Tab[2], Sam Firmware[3]

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Endnotes:
  1. [Image]: http://www.thetechnoclast.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/galaxytab.jpg
  2. The Galaxy Tab: http://www.thegalaxytab.com/2011/05/11/samsung-started-rolling-out-android-2-3-3-update-for-galaxy-tab-in-italy/
  3. Sam Firmware: http://www.samfirmware.com/apps/blog/show/7008430-android-2-3-3-for-the-galaxy-tab-

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