Samsung has reportedly started rolling out ICS update to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. Not just the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will receive the aforementioned update but other tablets that include Galaxy Tab 7 Plus and Galaxy Tab 7.7 will also receive the ICS update as well. We have reports coming in that only the UK and other European Galaxy Tabs have received the update so far and US will soon follow but still you can try your luck.
If you happen to own any of the above mentioned tablet then hook up your tab with the PC and fire up KIES to update your tab. You can also try the OTA method but I doubt if the update is available via OTA at the moment. The update package is pretty large, so it will take some time because it will download and then install the update as well.
Other tablets that will receive the update in a couple of weeks include
GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi, the GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WiFi + 3G, the GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WiFi, GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WiFi + 3G, the GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi, the GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi + 3G, the GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi, and lastly the GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi + 3G
Looks like Samsung is finally taking some interest in updating their old line of tablets, better late than never. We can only speculate how long it will take Samsung to bring out the Jelly Bean update for the tablets, maybe next summer. [too soon?]
So, if any of our readers have received the update then feel free to let us know by commenting below and tell us how smooth ICS feels on the Galaxy Tab.
ProTip: If the "Check for updates" method doesn't work for you then try the following steps.
- Goto Settings>Apps>Google Framework
- Force Stop and Clear the Data/Cache of the Framework.
- Now, Check for updates
- Repeat the method for at least ten times and you'll probably hit jackpot.