Samsung is finally delivering on the promise it made that its line of tablets will also get upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 along with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 have already gotten their tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich and it looks like the T-Mobile version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus is next in line to get that much-awaited Android 4.0 refresh.
This much was confirmed when details of the update were put up by the carrier in its official support site. According to the support documents, the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will commence its rollout today but the sad thing is that it will not be delivered via OTA but instead via Samsung Kies only. So if you happen to have a Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus from the Magenta carrier, the only option you have to get that ICS update applied to your tablet is to hook it up to your computer and fire up the Samsung Kies software to get the software update process rolling.
One thing of note here though is that the said support document in the T-Mobile support site specifies that the update will be for Android 4.0.5. We are not sure if this is just a typographical error or if the update is a version of ICS specially designed by T-Mobile and Samsung for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and both the carrier and the manufacturer are yet to comment on this.
If all goes well according to plan and the Android version specified is not a typo, the said update will update the platform of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and crank up its software version to T869UVLG7. On a side note, this ICS update for the tablet is a requirement should you want to access Music Hub after August 27, 2012. In addition to that, this update will also wipe out the layout of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus’ Home Screen.
Before we go any further, we would just like to remind those rocking the T-Mobile variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus who are planning to get this update applied to ensure that you have the latest version of the Samsung Kies software installed on your computer and that your tablet should have at least 50% remaining battery life.
As for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, it has an Exynos 4212 chipset in its internals to power its operation and this SoC gives the tablet a dual-core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor and 1GB of RAM. It has 16GB of internal memory with the option to have this expanded using its microSD card slot. Its display on the other hand is a 7.0-inch (as it name suggests) PLS LCD panel with a 1024 x 600 resolution while its camera department brings to the table a rear 3.15MP shooter and a front 2MP video call camera.