Austrian Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus owners are finally going to get some sweet Ice Cream Sandwich action. This update brings the Android OS up to Android 4.0. It is available for download via Kies or OTA (Over The Air). Just go into your settings and prompt it to check for a software update.
It is good to see Samsung delivering on their promise for Ice Cream Sandwich updates this month, but when will the other tablets like the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 8.9 get their official upgrade?
Source: Sam Mobile
The AT&T Galaxy Note has been chugging away with Gingerbread since launch, but is finally about to receive a huge update tomorrow. It will be getting upgraded from Android 2.3 to 4.0 and be getting a “Premium Suite” of features. The “Premium Suite” includes more apps specifically made for the S Pen stylus. It is looks like Samsung put some time into the apps and they are not just bloatware.
A UK Judge ruled in favor of Samsung today claiming that the Galaxy Tab does not infringe on the iPad’s design. He bluntly states that “they are not as cool” as the iPad and “do not have the same understated and extreme simplicity which is possessed by the Apple design.” The iPad and the Galaxy Tab line are not hard to tell apart. Frankly I am shocked that Samsung’s lawyers were unable to pick out which was a Galaxy Tab and which was an iPad in court last year.
Samsung shot this reply back after winning the UK ruling – “should Apple continue to make excessive legal claims in other countries based on such generic designs, innovation in the industry could be harmed and consumer choice unduly limited.” I completely agree. Apple’s suing has been out of control for some time now.
Source: The Verge
The Galaxy Tab 7.7 (GT-P6800) has an update to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich available on Kies. Kies is a desktop application that you can sync and update your devices with. I am not sure why this is not an over the air update.
Samsung has not told us which devices will be receiving Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but I will make some educated guesses based off of past trends. Samsung usually gives one core Android update. The updates do tend to take quite a long time though. First let me tell you which devices almost definitely will not receive the update. The original Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 10.1v, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, and the Galaxy Note will not get the update. Most of those devices will end up on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich though.
Apple has gotten the Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in other countries, but they have just won a preliminary injunction in the United States. A preliminary injunction is a temporary measure to stop sales that a judge can grant before a final decision is made. This is nothing to worry about because buying a new Galaxy Tab 10.1 now would not be a good idea. You can probably score a used one for a good deal, but why buy a new Tegra 2 tablet when you can buy a Tegra 3 tablet for the same price?
Source: All Things D