Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab gets software update. Not Honeycomb
Just to make this clear from the get-go: this isn’t Honeycomb. In fact, it’s possible that the Samsung Galaxy Tab will never receive an update to Android 3.x. It’s also possible that the international version will, while carrier-specific versions won’t. Anything is possible at this point, but if you are expecting a Honeycomb update for your Galaxy Tab, you’ll probably be in for a disappointment.
On to the news then. Verizon’s 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab is in the process of receiving a software update (EC02). The update is 34.6 MB in size, and includes, among other things, the following:
- improved browser performance and speed
- searching for Wi-Fi hotspots no longer drains battery
- hyperlinks can now be accessed directly in emails
- Word 2000 and Word 2003 documents can now be attached to emails
- multiple name cards can now be sent using the Select All feature
- 5 MB video attachments can now be opened from email messages
- changes to font size in the email client don’t go away when replying to messages anymore
- time zone calendar settings have been fixed, calendar events are now accurate regardless of your time zone
- Adobe Flash has been updated
The update will reach your Galaxy Tab over-the-air, and your tablet will inform you when that has happened and prompt you to install it. Being an OTA update means that this is undergoing a staggered rollout, so it may not hit your particular device for a few days. Don’t panic, just wait. It is on the way.