Samsung Galaxy Tab Family getting Android 4.0 ICS next month

June 20, 2012
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It's about time Samsung starts updating all their Galaxy Tabs to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. They've released one at about every size you can think of, some more than once, and the latest Galaxy Tab 2 already has ICS out of the box. It's only fair they get these updated and we are now hearing they'll be doing exactly that starting next month.

According to insider reports to SamMobile the updates will start sometime next month and continue into August. Samsung plans to update almost all of their tablets although obviously the original 7-inch Galaxy Tab won't see the upgrade. Here's the list they apparently have confirmed:

GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G

Pretty good news right there. It looks like they'll be updating all of their tablets they've released as of late. Most likely the Tab 7.7 LTE from Verizon will be last, but I'm hoping that isn't the case as I own and love that tablet. Verizon tablets like the Xoom took forever to see the update over the WiFi model, but hopefully that won't be the case here.

Along with all the new features, improved UI, face unlock (maybe) and more that ICS brings we can also expect better performance and battery life for these slates. Stay tuned for additional dates once Samsung makes this all official. Check out the reviews on all those tablets listed from our timeline below.


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  • http://twitter.com/mackydee1977 Macky Dee

    At Last! I have a Tab 10.1 and love it – i will love it so much more with ICS. Unless this turns out to be another porky pie from Samsung. They like those porkpies. Cant wait tho’ Ive just ordered my HTC One S with ICS so things are looking good! Thanks for the update – it’s been a while since i’d heard anything ref ICS

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      agreed! you can get ICS and CM9 for the Galaxy Tab 10 at the moment though if you wanna root and go that route.

  • Martin

    I’m glad they’re finally releasing the ICS update we’ve been waiting for, but I hope they’ll stop forcing^W preloading Amazon Kindle and Zynga Words with friends with this update. I was rather dismayed to see these two unremovable apps (unless you root the device) after installing the last update on my GT-P7510.

  • Ken Dwyer

    * 2 months later, in Melbourne, Australia, I’m still waiting for ICS on my original (Honeycomb) Tab 10.1 (now running Android 3.2).