Samsung Galaxy Tab Android 2.3 Gingerbread update may be already available in the UK
The update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab was officially announced by Samsung back in May. Since then, Galaxy Tab owners around the world have been anxiously waiting for the update to make it to their tablets. Some, as in those who purchased a Galaxy Tab from Sprint, have been lucky and have already gotten their Gingerbread fix. Others though less so.
Which is why we hope that today’s news turns out to be real. According to Eurodroid, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab has started going out in the UK. Naturally, we assume it’s going to hit unlocked devices first, and those tablets purchased from the operators at some point in the future.
Unfortunately though, there’s no official word from Samsung on this (yet?), or a changelog to be found anywhere, so we’re just cautiously optimistic here. Apparently the way to update isn’t over-the-air, rather requires the use of Samsung’s Kies desktop software. So if you’re in the UK and own a Galaxy Tab, perhaps give it a try. You may just have a nice surprise waiting for you.
We certainly hope that this means that the update will make its way to other countries and territories soon. And sure, it isn’t Honeycomb, but at least it’s an update. Android device owners sometimes have to make do with that.