Samsung to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich update to tablet line

Though a little late, Samsung has finally rolled out its OS updates to their Galaxy line of tablets.

According to TechRadar, Samsung has informed them that “Samsung UK can confirm the roll out of the Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi and Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi devices is live. Any further updates for the Galaxy Tab range will be announced in due course.”

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy tab 7.0, then you can upgrade your operating system by connecting your device to your desktop or laptop computers and use the Kies desktop software or you can directly download the update to tablet via over-the-air.

Unfortunately, the Ice Cream Sandwich update is only currently applicable to UK residents with US possibly coming very soon.

A lot of individuals have questioned Samsung as to their slow update progress. Other tablet manufacturers have even began rolling out new tablets powered by Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

Techradar adds that Samsung has already rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to their Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and Nexus S device. The Korean tech giant said that they will announce further updates to their other tablets in due time.

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich update to rise in a few months

Android’s latest Ice Cream Sandwich has been slowly trickling to smartphones the world over and statistics say that figures have doubled in only two months.

In a blog post in the website of Google’s Android Developers, they said that the Ice Cream Sandwich is now running on 7.9 percent of Android devices.

In a post last April, the website said that only 2.9 percent of devices run on Android 4.0.

Previous Android operating systems such as Froyo (Android 2.2) and Éclair (Android 2.1) have slowly lost a number of users.

But Android’s Gingerbread (Android 2.3) operating system has seen an increase in its user-base as its share rose by 1.3 percent.

Last year, 44 percent of smartphones ran on Android compared to only 23 percent from iOS.

The company is slowly rolling out their Android 4.0 update to smartphones.

Devices such as Galaxy Note, Galaxy Tab (both 8.9 and 10.1), Galaxy S2 LTE has already received their Ice Cream Sandwich update. Samsung’s latest Galaxy S3 is preinstalled with the latter.

HTC on the other hand, is planning to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich for the EVO 3D, Desire S, Desire HD, Incredible S and Sensation XL.

Other companies are also planning to update their operating systems to Ice Cream Sandwich in the future.

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