Android Honeycomb update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

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Android Honeycomb update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

Samsung has very recently started to roll out the Android 3.2 Honeycomb firmware update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. This would enable users to enjoy many more added features and applications. The update was aired some few weeks before itself, but they later stopped it after many Galaxy Tab users had issues with their devices.

Samsung made the relevant studies and did the necessary tweaking to the firmware and has launched it again. Galaxy Tab 10.1 is an outstanding and spec high tablet from Samsung. This tablet is very light and much thinner than the other tablets out there in the market.

The screen of the device has a size of 10.1 inches and is of capacitive touch screen type (TFT). With a screen resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels and support for 16 million colors this is truly a high definition display. The pixel density is about 149 ppi. The tablet works in the well reputed TouchWizUX user interface. This makes it very easy to navigate around the menus as well as to do the other functions using the tab.

The processor in Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is a dual core 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor. It has a clock speed of about 1 GHz. The tablet packs in a GeForce graphic processing unit too. The tablet is available in various versions that differ in internal memory size. There are 16GB, 32GB as well as 64 GB versions. The user has to select carefully the one that will suit their memory requirements since there is no external card slot, so there is no way to expand the memory. The system memory is about 1 GB.

There are two cameras in the device .The main camera which is situated in the rear, has a resolution of 3 mega pixels and has auto focus features. The camera is enriched with an LED flash too. The main camera can record videos with a resolution of 720p. The secondary camera which is mainly intended for video calling has a resolution of about 2 mega pixels.

Samsung Galaxy tab used to run in android 3.1 Honeycomb operating system. The latest update will upgrade it to Android 3.2 version. One week before Samsung has aired the same version update. The total size of it was about 63.12MB. Many users have downloaded and installed it. But they found that after installing their Bluetooth and wireless connectivity was not working well. Some users even found that the auto rotate feature in the screen was also crippled.

So Samsung withdrew the update and has been correcting the problems since then. All the problems have been cleared now and are made available to the public again a couple of days before. Google has recently launched the Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich operating system recently.

Samsung’s engineers may already have started their work to make the OS compatible for Galaxy tab 10.1. But considering the slow pace with which Samsung usually rolls out their updates, the new OS should only be expected around mid of next year. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is priced at more than Rs. 30,000/-.

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