Samsung has finally decided to stop cashing in on the Galaxy Tab 2 series, whose only selling point was Android 4.0 and start offering the ICS update to the older Galaxy Tab models. I’m talking about the Galaxy Tab 7.7, 8.9 and 10.1 models that will get updates starting in July and several of them in August as well.

The updates will improve battery and speed and meanwhile Samsung Canada posted a schedule of when we’ll see the first Galaxy Tab updates. The list of tablets to get Android 4.0 can be found below, in case you’re curious. Hopefully there will be no delays, like it happened to the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S II.

  • 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

The reason for this quick update without previous teasers may be the fact that the new Samsung CEO promised more focus on software in the future and already started taking measures in that direction. Let’s see what else Sammy comes up with during his leading time.

  • Sakda3681

    finally…after so long waiting for my Galaxy tab 7.7

  • Dereszko

    and what about 8,9 LTE ?

  • Ferraritm

    If

  • Ferraritm

    If you are not an advance user on how to root, unrooted, flashing kernel, updating ics firmware manually, do not take the risk of trying those steps posted on the websites, as it any fees. seem like simple.

    I have trying to update my P6800DXLA2 to ics firmware…..and end up my device got stuck with not able to recovery. I have to bring it down to Samsung Singapore Service Centre to get it fixed.

    According to the technician said it was bricked, and need to change the mothetboard for me to resolve the problems. God Bless that I purchased 3 days ago and still under warranty, and they never charged any fees.

    So think about it twice before you do anything wrong. It is late better than never for Samsung to relese ics firmwares.

  • Malradi8

    Wow

  • Andromeda

    Too bad samsung is a lot of talk and very little action. I’m tired of waiting. I’m giving away my samsung 8.9 (probably to my nieces) and buying an iPad which is more serious about its updates. 

  • Danny

    they’re no update sent , and all of android smatphones & tablets got the jelly bean .. when can we got the update SAMSUNG?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!