Samsung Galaxy Tab Upgrade to Android Gingerbread and Honeycombe OS?

Posted on Nov 4 2010 - 12:01am by Richard Sharp

As you know the Samsung Galaxy tab went on sale  this month and it seems there are already updates in the pipeline, namely the future upgrade to both Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb.


Information from a Samsung insider was leaked to Phandroid; they say that the tablet will receive the updates in the very near future – possibly before Christmas.

The reason I say the updates might be available for the Galaxy tab upon release is because the Samsung ‘rep’ couldn’t provide exact dates for the upgrade, however it was revealed that Gingerbread OS 2.3 will be released before Christmas 2010.

The Galaxy tab launched with the current Froyo 2.2 OS which many argue is not the best system to run a tablet on, we can only hope Samsung move with the update quickly – I am sure they will as they will want to move in on the iPad as quick as humanly possible. We will have to wait and see.

Would the promise of an OS update sway you to buy a Galaxy tab?

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Richard Sharp is the founder of gadgetsandgizmos.org. He loves technology, gadgets (comes with the territory) and social media. You'll find him writing features, attending events and playing with cool tech. Life's good.

6 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Tony December 9, 2010 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    I already have the Tab and have had no problems with Froyo – obviously if there are improvements that can be made then great but I think the big changes will come with Honeycomb next year. Having said that I'd love to know when Gingerbread is available.

    Loving my Galaxy Tab, by the way 🙂

  2. ramon gaudario January 6, 2011 at 9:16 pm - Reply

    same here, i got the tab before xmas and have flashed it to xxjme which is i can say the best firmware yet..still waiting for the official honeycomb:((

  3. Carlos February 8, 2011 at 10:52 am - Reply

    Hi Ramon. How do I upgrade my firmware? My GT not being detected on my Windows XP Virtual Machine, I run MAC OS as host OS. Does that xxjme support all the functionality? Please email me: techieatwork@gmail.com

  4. Ihatemytab April 8, 2011 at 2:16 am - Reply

    I will never get another Samsung Phone Again…. LIES, LIES and more LIES!!!!!

  5. syedrmansur July 5, 2011 at 4:32 pm - Reply

    is upgrade of samsung galaxy tab , from android 2.2 froyo to android 2.3 gingerbread is available in Bangladesh???

  6. Davdroid September 29, 2011 at 6:00 pm - Reply

    STILL no official upgrade available. Surely it's ready by now?

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