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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ice Cream Sandwich Update Rolls Out in U.S.

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While the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ice Cream Sandwich update has already rolled out in some regions in the world, owners of the Wi-Fi only version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 are starting to see the update roll out today.

We’ve received word from several Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners here in the U.S. who say that the update has rolled out for their device today. There are also numerous reports corroborating what we’re hearing from Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners so it’s safe to assume that a massive roll out is under way for Samsung’s 10.1-inch tablet.

Unfortunately, we can’t say the same for those on Verizon with the 4G LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This roll out only appears to be for the Wi-Fi only model. That means that owners of the 4G LTE Galaxy Tab 10.1 are going to have to wait for their upgrade to Android 4.0.

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ICS has finally arrived for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S.

That could take weeks or even months as we have no idea how far along Samsung and Verizon are with that update.

As for owners of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, Ice Cream Sandwich is here and that means that the tablet has been outfitted with a number of new features that should stand to improve the device overall.

Ice Cream Sandwich brings a new user interface that is vastly improved over the software that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 had on board previously and it also brings Face Unlock, a better Gmail application, an improved browser, and a host of other features that make this an update worth upgrading to.

We also imagine that, like most major Android updates, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 Android 4.0 update comes with bug fixes and enhancements.

It might also come with some ICS bugs of its own though.

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U.S. owners of the Wi-Fi Galaxy Tab 10.1 have received ICS.

Owners of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will want to go into the device’s settings to check for the update. If it’s available, there should be a prompt to download and install the update which apparently sits at just over 300MB in size.

That means that it should take a little bit to get up and running but once that happens, the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will finally have Android 4.0 up and running.

88 Comments

  1. Mel Washington

    08/13/2012 at 11:29 am

    ICS update downloading now in Washington State.

  2. NooYawkah

    08/13/2012 at 11:40 am

    Nothing yet here in Hillbilly Country, N.C.

    • Lynda

      08/16/2012 at 6:46 am

      Try getting it through KIES. I am in texas and just upgraded my tab.

  3. steve

    08/13/2012 at 11:48 am

    nothing in florida yet

  4. James

    08/13/2012 at 12:12 pm

    Nothing official in Texas
    The Tab itself says no update available. Kies software says to update firmware to PDA:LPL / CSC:LPL (XAB)

    Think I’ll wait for the Tab to confirm

  5. MShah

    08/13/2012 at 12:29 pm

    Nothing yet here in Laguna Hills, CA. Fingers still crossed; hopefully we’ll receive it sometime this week.

  6. Keith

    08/13/2012 at 12:31 pm

    Just completed the upgrade to 4.0.4 on my GT-P7510 via Kies. No problems at all except for having to reset all of my icons and widgets on the home screen. No big deal.

  7. Ed

    08/13/2012 at 12:31 pm

    OTA update not yet available in CO, but successfully updated via Kies.

  8. Randy

    08/13/2012 at 12:48 pm

    Nothing yet in Western Montana.

  9. Ricardo Duarte

    08/13/2012 at 1:20 pm

    I got the update 6 Am in the morning in Raleigh, North Carolina via Wi-Fi. Finally!!!

    • mikw williams

      08/19/2012 at 7:55 pm

      what did you do uf i can ask i still get the no new update I am so ready to update this dino its not funny lol thanks in advance

      • Joe

        08/19/2012 at 8:32 pm

        Contact Samsung support on the phone and they can remotely upgrade it while connected to your PC

  10. Art Dolimpio

    08/13/2012 at 1:40 pm

    No update available through settings:update, but it was there when I checked via Kies.

  11. Chris

    08/13/2012 at 2:16 pm

    Updating right now in Grand Rapids, MI.

  12. steve

    08/13/2012 at 2:49 pm

    nothing OTA here in Pennsylvania. installing this crappy Kies software to check that way. ugghhh

    • Randy

      08/13/2012 at 3:58 pm

      Steve this was the only way I was able to install the update. I dislike Kies too up til now since through Kies I was able to get the update. Be sure that your Tab is fully charged or it will not allow you to update.

  13. Rodster

    08/13/2012 at 3:38 pm

    It’s available in Florida via Kies. ICS is awesome on the Tab 10.1, what a nice update. Now hoping/dreaming for Jelly Bean on the Tab. :)

  14. Randy

    08/13/2012 at 3:57 pm

    Finally was able to get the update through Kies, but the OTA still said that there was no update in Western Montana.

    • Randy

      08/13/2012 at 9:25 pm

      Now that I have it completely setup there are some changes I do not like with the update such as the old scrollable bookmarks are gone and the scrollable wallpaper is now only stationary. I also noticed that the face recognition did not come with this update, which don’t really bother me other than wanting to play with it. The update does seem to be a little faster. I also now get an error message that pops up about every minute that a Google com process has forced closed and freezes my tablet.

      • Randy

        08/13/2012 at 9:31 pm

        The actually error message is “Unfortunately, the process com.Google.process.capped has stopped”. Has anyone else had this issue?

  15. RZ

    08/13/2012 at 4:07 pm

    not in San Diego, CA yet

  16. rod

    08/13/2012 at 6:15 pm

    Can someone tell me where do I get the ICS OS download? I’m new to Android and I would like to update my Samsung Tablet Galaxy 10.1.

    • Okas

      08/13/2012 at 7:31 pm

      I just did mine in Atlanta, ga, via kies.
      Rod, what you do is:
      1. On your main computer, go to Samsung.com and download and install KIES.
      2. Use your charger USB cable to connect your tab to the computer.
      3. Turn on your kies by clicking on its icon on your computer.
      You should then get a message on your computer to upgrade your tab’s firmware. Follow instructions.

      ICS IS AWESOME! !!!!!!!!!!!! The tab is so much faster and smoother an d great graphics!!!!!!!!!!

    • Derek

      08/13/2012 at 8:16 pm

      You’ll want to download Kies to a computer and then connect your tablet to that computer via USB. You should be able to see the firmware update when you open Kies.

  17. Jax629

    08/13/2012 at 7:40 pm

    Nothing thru Settings > update, but as soon as I connected to KIES the upgrade show-up.

    The device is being upgrade right now.

    Carrollton, TX

  18. Mike

    08/13/2012 at 7:45 pm

    Have been working with it most of the day. Got my prompt this morning in San Antonio. Waaaay faster. Some lag on using browser w facebook.
    Looks like there are just some slight bugs but its already a huge improvement over honeycomb. The interface is much nicer. The fb web page has always been a pain w mobile browsers anyway. But there are some comment posting lags. Noticed that Andoid keyboard missing only have swipe and samsung. Looking forward to a followup samsung update to. Not perfect but really nice.

  19. John

    08/13/2012 at 8:16 pm

    Has anyone updated WITHOUT using Kies? I’ve never been able to connect my 10.1 to Kies despite multiple attempts and re-installs…

    Is Kies a must for this upgrade???

    • Okas

      08/13/2012 at 8:57 pm

      At this point, yes. They will eventually make it available OTA but who knows when.

    • robby

      08/14/2012 at 6:58 am

      try using ODIN but download the updare first from Sammobile website

  20. Rob

    08/13/2012 at 8:32 pm

    I’m still waiting… In CT myself. Can’t understand why they can’t do proper rollouts.

  21. Sandra Curtis

    08/13/2012 at 9:30 pm

    Downloading now in N.C. Mountains. TY !!

  22. Brandon

    08/13/2012 at 9:35 pm

    Downloading now, Dallas, Tx

  23. Sandra Curtis

    08/13/2012 at 10:27 pm

    After installed the upgrade, a number of apps also updated.
    Now, have to reinstall all shortcuts and apps and widgets. Is like setting up from scratch.

    I have Galaxy S3 phone w/ ICS and LOVE the facial recognition, unhappy that it is not here!! Otherwise, cant tell too much until I put the shortcuts on and run apps, see how they go.

  24. peteb

    08/14/2012 at 6:07 am

    using a USA 10.1 while on hokiday in France as yet no sign of the OTA update here

  25. Phunkyi

    08/14/2012 at 10:29 am

    I just checked the OTA download and it is not avaiable here in Wisconsin. Can’t wait!!!!!

  26. Rick Z

    08/14/2012 at 2:39 pm

    After many issues with the Tab and asking Samsung numerous times I got the update today through Kies. Well I dont see Facial Recognition. So far it runs faster but nothing major here. I hope it rep[airs all the lag and issues I had but after getting an Ipad as a gift it blows the Galaxy Tab out of the water. Everything just runs better and I don’t have to hack it to get it work better.

    I also wonder if or when Samsung will release the newer Jellybean update. Maybe by 201 lol.but doubtful it will even happen. They are one of the worst when it comes to updating products . Had the same issues with their TV Social Software. I am done with their products. I will stick with Apple and know when an update comes out that it will come to my device. Doen with Androids splintered updates. I was a huge fan of Android but after using an Ipad it doesn’t even come close.

    • Stefan H

      09/02/2012 at 2:18 pm

      Yep, Apple products are for people with two left hands and to much money.
      The comment on hacking though, is called jailbreak in the Apple work, needed to get control of running what you want, the way you want, not the way they want it.

  27. Patrick H

    08/14/2012 at 6:03 pm

    Nothing in good ol’ Oregon

  28. Muhammad Naveed

    08/15/2012 at 7:29 am

    Downloaded and installed in RI. Worked like a charm

  29. Greg Arnold

    08/15/2012 at 8:12 am

    I was able to install the UK wifi update. I have confirmed that this update is the same one that US users are getting. So far it is a vast improvement. I love that I can use chrome now on my tablet and all of my bookmarks sync to it.

    A couple of things that I have found. First, there is no face unlock in on this version of ICS. I am not sure why they took it out. I have face unlock on my droid razr maxx, and while it is kind of cool to show off, I think it is more gimmicky than practical.

    Overall ICS is an improvement, although I wish it were simply a stock ICS experience rather than Samsung’s touchwiz over the top of android. The real annoyance is that it took almost a year to get this update out. My next wifi tablet will be either a nexus or an ASUS device, since they get updates out much faster than Sammy.

  30. samsungnomore

    08/15/2012 at 3:51 pm

    Sigh…..why am I not surprised…getting transformer…

  31. frank

    08/15/2012 at 5:22 pm

    I received the update in Buffalo, NY on Tuesday @12:05 am via wifi on my 10.1 using the manual update in the about phone in the settings menu. I was chatting live with a samsung rep when I gave it a try.Very fast! Nice!

  32. n.cruz

    08/15/2012 at 7:54 pm

    Nothing yet in northern VA.

    But my nexus7 is rocking jelly bean from day 1!

  33. rick

    08/16/2012 at 4:09 am

    Still nothing in Chicago. Can’t get tab to connect to Kies no matter how many times I iunnstall, re-install, reboot, change ports or reinstall drivers. Not happy…

    • kakuri

      08/16/2012 at 11:48 am

      Had the same problem connecting to Kies — found a post online that suggested turning USB debugging on/off on the tablet (and I unplug table from the computer after each toggle) and that seemed to work for me (on a Windows 7 machine). Have had ICS for 2 days now and it has made a HUGE difference — well worth the wait but do wish it had come sooner.

  34. Frank

    08/16/2012 at 6:49 am

    Just got my update this morning in DC!!

  35. Louie

    08/16/2012 at 6:56 am

    Nothing here in Charlotte Nc….

  36. felix

    08/16/2012 at 12:20 pm

    i dont understand, people around me getting the ota update, but i am not!!! How do i trigger this update? The manual update says none is available

  37. joe

    08/16/2012 at 4:34 pm

    its 7:34 in NYC nothing yet! tried multiple times using kies ( unload & restall) not working! this Sucks

  38. Juan Carlos

    08/16/2012 at 6:56 pm

    Donwloading ICS in Mexico !… Started to roll out this morning.

    • celiapgt

      10/14/2012 at 2:23 pm

      I’m in Mexico and cannot get te upgrade to IC vía Kies. How did you do it?

      • wel

        10/15/2012 at 12:17 am

        ICS on galaxy tab 10.1 WIFI P7510 OTA available in DENMARK
        I flashed my own tab wifi+3g because i didnt want to wait anymore :) so dont know if 3g version has OTA available

  39. HAL R

    08/17/2012 at 12:29 pm

    No OTA in New York But I was able to update to ICS via Kies.

  40. Barb

    08/17/2012 at 12:54 pm

    Just got the Android 4 download notification when I turned on my Tablet today, and have installed ICS here in NJ an hour or so ago on 8/17. Am very excited!

    • samsungnomore

      08/17/2012 at 1:48 pm

      Quick question…those who received the update OTA..does it show that your Samsung account is synced with your tablet?….this can be found in settings

  41. Joe Sax

    08/18/2012 at 2:49 pm

    This is good news. It means that the Galaxy Note 10.1 upgrade is not so far away.

  42. martin

    08/19/2012 at 1:17 am

    installing via update in Pittsburgh pa

  43. Joe S.

    08/19/2012 at 7:51 pm

    In NY on Long Island. No OTA update, but updated fine with Kies software,

  44. Mely

    08/20/2012 at 5:55 am

    Well still showing no update here in KY. Gonna have to try it with Kids. Not a happy camper. I won’t buy another Samsung product.

    • Mely

      08/20/2012 at 5:59 am

      Kies rather. Not kids.

  45. Diego

    08/20/2012 at 7:24 am

    I did an OTA upgrade this morning, was checking every morning since the 13th and finally today I got it. I’m in NJ btw.
    Unfortunatelly the upgrade messed up all my icons, widgets and some of the samsung apps (ebook for example).

  46. Toni

    08/20/2012 at 6:28 pm

    Got updated in Fl this week but flash player does not work. Anyone having this issue?

    • joe

      08/20/2012 at 6:36 pm

      flash nolonger is supported go to playstore(market) and install flash app to get back flash

  47. Brian

    08/20/2012 at 8:00 pm

    Got mine this evening. about 9pm in New York City

  48. Mark

    08/20/2012 at 9:41 pm

    Received notice of upgrade available tonight when I turned on my Tab 10.1 so I clicked on yes to update. Then it said that it needed to update the firmware first so I clicked yes to that. It downloaded a 300MG file and installed it. Now it will not get past the “Samsung” startup or splash screen. any ideas?

  49. On

    08/20/2012 at 10:29 pm

    • New Yorker

      08/20/2012 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks a lot now I am to read my nytimes, etc….,

  50. Philly

    08/23/2012 at 7:42 pm

    system update recieved on the galaxy tablet here in philly. Had to go into ” about device and manually check for the update” no automatic notification or prompt.

  51. DB ME

    08/25/2012 at 8:21 pm

    same here in Norfolk, VA – downloading now…22%

  52. Shawn

    08/28/2012 at 6:48 pm

    Been checking almost daily, getting OTA update now, Terre Haute, IN.

  53. Pete

    08/29/2012 at 12:27 pm

    Getting mine through Kies. Would not OTA

  54. p4wifi_on_cm_laughs

    08/30/2012 at 11:27 am

    LOL: CM9 has been out for p4wifi for months and months.

    CM10 will bring Jelly Bean Soon enough

    #rootthatthing

  55. lj

    08/30/2012 at 5:51 pm

    Is anyone having a problem watching video

    • Neil

      11/07/2012 at 4:46 am

      Yes I do ever since the upgrade happened. How do you fix it/

      • wel

        11/07/2012 at 5:26 am

        Denmark has had the ICS for a month now (16gb wifi+3g and 16gb wifi only versions)

  56. Sandra

    08/31/2012 at 1:34 am

    What about other countries? :(

  57. Ilias

    08/31/2012 at 2:03 am

    Still no OTA update in Greece.

  58. stjo

    08/31/2012 at 9:28 pm

    Updated today

  59. wel

    09/03/2012 at 4:28 pm

    No update in denmark yet :(

  60. Alex

    09/04/2012 at 4:47 am

    no update in Russia:’(

  61. ds

    09/10/2012 at 2:21 pm

    [BC, Canada] got the update yesterday,… first impression: awesome!!

  62. Canuck

    09/11/2012 at 7:11 am

    I got it up here in Canada – it downloaded automatically….not impressed yet

  63. peter

    09/11/2012 at 1:12 pm

    Got the update. Now almost all video websites wont play including youtube. They just show this blue lego with a question mark??? Any suggestions

  64. Jeff

    09/13/2012 at 6:50 pm

    I got it last week but noticed that the flash viewer no longer works for web videos like on facebook. What can we do about it

    • Janet Klos

      09/17/2012 at 7:06 am

      I am having the same problem. Frustrating!

  65. nathi

    10/28/2012 at 10:00 pm

    Still no update here in South Africa. I had to do it via Odin. This will be my last Samsung tablet. Iw will try Microsoft

  66. nick

    11/03/2012 at 12:48 am

    Nothing in Denmark. Might change to ipad

  67. Sandra

    11/09/2012 at 12:29 am

    Finally got the update in France one week ago!!

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