March 30, 2015

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab Gingerbread update coming soon


Samsung is one of the largest mobile phone manufacturers in the world and their Android devices are very well known all over the world and now their tablets are also famous. The breakthrough happened when Samsung launched their first ever Android tablet known as Samsung Galaxy Tab, an amazing tablet that’s been around for a long time now. The Galaxy Tab which has been available on Verizon has been running on an outdated version of Android, but that’s about to change.

Verizon has officially announced Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread OS update for the original Samsung Galaxy Tab which takes the tablet to the next and better level. The update comes very late to Verizon as it’s been available for Sprint’s Galaxy Tab for almost 4 months now. Maybe Verizon was so busy with the Galaxy Tab 10.1 that they forgot to update the Galaxy Tab, but nevertheless, the device will be updated to the new version soon as it’s listed as “Coming Soon” on its support page. Check out the new goodies it will bring:

  • Improved security for the PIN method. When using the PIN, the device will no longer request a symbol as a numeric entry
  • Improved word selection and copy functionality
  • A ‘View Data Plan’ icon so that users can adjust their plans accordingly
  • Verizon Data Service feature will allow users to see how much data they have used so that they won’t go over
  • A new download manager app
  • The ability to use the front-facing camera as a camcorder
  • Widgets will resize to reflect landscape and portrait mode more accurately
  • Support for Verizon Pay As You Go prepaid plans
  • Google security patches

So Verizon Galaxy Tab owners, still waiting for the Gingerbread update or have you already got your hands on the new Galaxy Tab 10.1? Tell us about it in the comment box below.

Source: Verizon

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  1. Jeffsuber

    I have the tab and the 10.1 4G tab and neither have received the update and yet my 10.1 wifi only has been updated.

  2. mrkoty

    I’ve been waiting for this update for months. Hopefully this will be a solid release. I love my Tab, but the update is long overdue.

  3. Chris Lamke

    It’s about time! I thought Verizon had abandoned the Original Tab. It’s still my primary and favorite device and I use it for everything. This should give it some better capabilities to last until Samsung creates a worthy 7″ successor that’s available with a Verizon broadband data plan.


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