The Galaxy Tab 2 is coming out soon in both 7.0 inches and 10.1 inches. I originally thought these devices would be dead on arrival because they would cost too much. Well The Verge just reported the price of these two devices. The Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will cost $250 and the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be $400. These prices are for the Wi-Fi versions.
We got some bad news today for all of the future owners of the Galaxy Tab 2. Both the 10.1 inch and 7.0 inch versions of the Galaxy Tab 2 are going to be delayed. Even more frustrating than the fact that they are being delayed is the reason why. Samsung says that they need more time to work on the Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the device. Samsung has had the source code for ICS longer than any other company because they manufactured the Galaxy Nexus and they still can’t launch a device on schedule with Ice Cream Sandwich. Other companies have managed to push out ICS updates to their tablets. ASUS comes to mind as doing exceptionally well.
The Galaxy Note’s software update from Android 2.3 to Android 4.0 was previously promised to come in Q1 of this year, but now has been delayed until sometime in Q2. Along with the upgrade to the latest version of Android, the update will bring along a Premium Suite of S-Pen software. The details of the software update can be found in the video below.
I posted over the weekend that the CyanogenMod team has added the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the nightly build list for CyanogenMod 9. That means that it is now officially supported by CyanogenMod and we no longer have to rely on KANG ROMs to suit our CM9 needs. Unfortunately, I left you high and dry without any explanation on how to install it on your Galaxy Tab 10.1.
Update: As many have pointed out in the comments, the camera does not work. I forgot to mention it but I find it hard to believe that many of you ever use the camera.
We have had unofficial releases of CyanogenMod 9 builds for months on the Galaxy Tab 10.1, but today we get our first ROM from an official channel. Steve Kondik, CyanogenMod founder who now works for Samsung, released the pre-alpha version of CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 today via a post on Google+. You can download the files here.
The installation is quite simple. Just flash the recovery image in fastboot and then the .zip file.