When Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich late last year, every smartphone and tablet manufacturer rearranged their respective schedules to accommodate the development of the ICS update for the handsets and tablets in their respective lineups. In the case of Samsung, the company immediately announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II and the Samsung Galaxy Note will get first dibs on the update to the latest version of the Android mobile operating system with a Q1 2012 release date schedule.
Samsung was able to keep its word and rolled out the ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S II back in February but the update for the Samsung Galaxy Note was delayed to Q2. At that time, users of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 were also hoping to get the same ICS treatment for their tablets but sadly, that did not happen.
However, there are certain reports that Samsung has finally decided to push out the Android 4.0 refresh for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. No specific timeframe has been nailed yet as of the moment and Samsung hasn’t given the official word yet but rumors have it that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the tablet could land as early as the last part of July of first part of August at the latest.
Once it finally gets rolled out, the update for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will not only crank up the version of the tablet to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, it will also come with goodies and treats for the tablet. These include improvements in the performance and battery of the tablet and the overall speed of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 will also get a significant speed boost for that matter.
As of the moment, these are just rumors and you are well-advised to take everything with a grain of salt. However, we hope that Samsung will get to have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 upgraded to the latest Android version to make it even more capable that it already is now. And for those still griping about the lack of release details, later will always be better than never so it’s back to the waiting game for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 users out there.
As for the tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 brings an impressive specs sheet to the table. Its circuitry revolves around an NVIDIA Tegra 2 T20 chipset while a dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor clocked at 1 GHz works in conjunction with 1 GB of RAM in generating the computing muscle needed for the snappy performance of the slate. The tablet was made available in storage space ranging from 16GB to 16GB while its display is (obviously) a 10.1-inch PLS TFT capacitive multitouch panel fashioned from Gorilla Glass with a resolution of 800 x 1280 pixels. The tablet also comes with a dual-shooter configuration although a bit mediocre when compared to today’s standards. The shooters of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 include a rear-facing 3.15MP camera capable of 720p video recording while its front panel is home to the tablet’s 2MP video call and self-portrait snapper.