Samsung has been paying more attention to their smartphone updates than Tabs, but we have good news. Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 7.7 is their first and only tablet to use their Super AMOLED technology, and is still one of our favorite Samsung slates. Sadly it launched with Gingerbread, then back in the summer of last year was updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today according to SamMobile the Tab 7.7 will be able to enjoy the latest and greatest.
Sadly for those with a Verizon 4G LTE Tab 7.7 the update to Ice Cream Sandwich didn’t arrive until late October, so most likely any devices in the US will be waiting a bit longer for this next flavor. However, for those with the Galaxy Tab 7.7 all around the globe will be happy to know the update to Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is available today.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean improves on the OS quite a bit, and brings tons of fancy features. Project butter to improve the tablets speed with that aging hardware, expandable notifications, and of course Google Now voice search and more. We didn’t think this slate would see another update, but are happy that Samsung hasn’t left it behind.
Before you get too excited, this is only for the Tab 7.7 GT-P6800 model in Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia and a few other regions. The GT-P6810 and of course Verizon’s 4G LTE model aren’t so lucky, but hopefully an update for those will arrive in due time. Hopefully Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab 3 will use an AMOLED display too, that would be nice.
The update is arriving over the air as we speak, and as usual users can use Samsung Kies to update manually. Let us know how it goes, or if you have any issues.