The T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 10.1 Ice Cream Sandwich update finally is available to owners after an extremely long wait for the latest Android software.
T-Mobile announced that the update is currently available through Samsung Kies which means that owners will have to plug in their Galaxy Tab 10.1 using a USB cable and update the software manually.
T-Mobile says that the update is not rolling out Over-the-Air (OTA) though it may be in the interests of tablet owners to check to see if the software is available through the Settings. Owners will want to go to the device’s About section in the Settings to check for an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The roll out comes less than a month after the Wi-Fi version of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the U.S. received its Ice Cream Sandwich update.
And like the Wi-Fi model’s update, the T-Mobile version of ICS for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be coming with a host of new features including the new UI, Face Unlock, an improved browser, and a host of other features that make it an update worth snagging.
It also is required for those who still want to use Samsung’s Media Hub. The service, as of August 27th, now requires owners to have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on board.
Also of note, T-Mobile says that the update is going to wipe the homescreen layout of the device so owners should expect that to happen once the software is downloaded and installed. So, in other words, tread lightly.
The road to Ice Cream Sandwich has been a long one for Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners but relief has finally come and the device is no longer under the rule of Android Honeycomb.
Samsung hasn’t confirmed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, Google’s latest mobile software, for the T-Mobile Galaxy Tab 10.1 yet. We will let you know when we hear something.