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.

More information about the update is available from Verizon in this PDF document, and installation guidelines are available in this PDF.

Via Droid-Life

Author: Vlad Bobleanta

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