Samsung has announced an update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread for its Galaxy range of devices in India, which also covers the 7 inch Galaxy Tab. The tablet was one of the most popular Android tablets in 2010 and had initially started out with Android 2.2 Froyo. The update can be availed of via Samsung Kies with P1000DDJP4 being the baseband version. There is an update available for Kies as well and users will do good to update Kies first before hooking on to Android Gingerbread for a hassle free update. Galaxy Tab users in UK were offered the Gingerbread update about a month ago.
Among the benefits to look out for after the Gingerbread update include improved responsiveness and better performance, though two aspects of Gingerbread—animation accompanying screen-off action along with the network bar icons that change color according to the handset’s sync status with Google’s server—will not be seen in the Galaxy Tab.
The update can also be downloaded from the XDA Forum.
[showhide type=’pressrelease’] Samsung Offers Android 2.3 ‘Gingerbread’ Upgrade for GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab
SEOUL–(Korea Newswire) May 16, 2011 — Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a global leader in Android™ mobile devices, today announced the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) upgrade to the Samsung GALAXY S, GALAXY Tab, and GALAXY Ace/Gio/Fit/mini, giving users enhanced performance and an improved user interface.
The GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab are Samsung’s intelligently designed smart devices with 1 GHz application processors, giving users an intuitive, immersive and integrated mobile experience.
The upgrade from Froyo 2.2 to Gingerbread 2.3 offers an even greater user experience, with features including:
Faster Performance – Multimedia content now has a lower CPU consumption rate, while support for more powerful 3D Graphics enables an enhanced mobile gaming experience.
Upgraded Usability – The user interface has been improved, enabling faster access and control and a more intuitive user experience. Users will also benefit from improved copy-and-paste functionality.
The Android 2.3 upgrade will start with GALAXY S in the UK and Nordic countries from mid-May, and gradually rolled out to other European markets, North America, Southeast Asia, the Middle East Asia, Africa and rest of the world according to the regional plan.
The upgrade will be available via Kies, Samsung’s device management software. Kies can be downloaded from Samsung’s corporate website (http://www.samsung.com).
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