A list was leaked by Samsung that shows that almost every model of the Samsung Galaxy Tab from the Tab 7 series to the Tab 10.1 is due to get the latest Android 4.0 release known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
Availability and deployment of the update is tentatively to start in July 2012 with most updates appearing in August.
Unfortunately, the original Galaxy Tab will not be getting the upgrade as the hardware is not capable of truly supporting the upgrade. (There will certainly be unsupported hacks to force ICS on to an original Galaxy Tab and if you understand what that means, no explanation is necessary.)
WiFi only tablets will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade first as Samsung has complete control over WiFi units. Samsung must work with the Cellular Data Carrier Providers to test the software update on the Carriers network prior to update and deployment.
The list of Samsung Galaxy Tab Models slated to get the update are:
GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0
WIFI GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0
WIFI + 3G GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7
WIFI GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7
WIFI + 3G GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9
WIFI GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9
WIFI + 3G GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1
WIFI GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
Learn more about Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich at:
Learn more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab Models at:
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