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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi Updates Begin Rolling Out On Friday, Ready For TouchWiz?

Are you a happy Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi owner? Then you should start checking your tab for an update this Friday, August 5th. If you just so happen to live in New York City, and don’t have time to just sit around and wait for an update, Samsung is also hosting an “Update Party” in Columbus Circle today. Get on it.  

The update will have a few additional features besides just the bump up to the TouchWiz UI. It will also come with Words with Friends, and Amazon Kindle pre-installed, plus the newest version of Swype for Honeycomb. Samsung has been on top of their game lately, so let’s hope they stay consistent. We should point out again, this is just for the Wi-Fi only version. No update expected yet for the Verizon 4G LTE version.


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    Facebook doesn’t have a tablet app so is the FB icon above just a favorite shortcut or is there an app coming with the updated 10.1 upgrade?

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  • Anonymous

    Been running this for about a week, i actually like it compared to vanilla honeycomb.

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  • Scott Willenborg

    I got the Asus Transformer so I don’t know from nuttin’ about no Galaxy Tab 10.1…

    …. but that chick has the sexiest, silkiest voice I have ever heard.  I want to take her voice out to dinner and a movie.  Maybe dancing, a little moon-lit stroll on the beach.  Walking hand-in-voice along the boardwalk she stops and turns her voice to me, looks deep into my eyes and says “Are you going to stop banging on that keyboard and mow the damn yard or what?”

    And my wife successfully screws up another day dream.  Damn it!

    • LionStone

      haha…nice, sounds like my wife lol! 

  • This rubs me the wrong way.  Android’s supposed to be about openness and choice, but Samsung’s ‘choice’ is to either take its custom UI (even if you can turn some of it off) or stay obsolete forever.  Might as well just get an iPad at that point, since at least iPad owners will get their OS updates on time.

  • LionStone

    But you’re forced to submit to a Samsung Account before you can update? Why they wanna know my birthdate, they gonna send me a Happy Birfday card?

  • While it mostly looks like a bunch of crap, I’m most interested in the new ‘mini apps’ and multi-window support. It’s not clear, but if they allow third-parties to make mini apps that you can run briefly in front of whatever else you have going, that could provide real utility. Personally, I think the Honeycomb status bar is mostly wasted space, so any added functionality for it is most welcome.

    That said, it’s embarrassing how they mix real UI innovations like this in with random apps they’ve decided to pimp. It’s like, “Here’s our way of improving Honeycomb, and by the way, Words With Friends and Bing paid us a bunch of money, so we’re going to cram that down your throat as well.”

    I’m rooted, so hopefully a superuser ROM of this update will be on XDA soon!

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  • the fact that it ran stock honeycomb is what had me interested in the beginning – not anymore.

    • Anonymous

      Have you tried it?  Everything written about this version of TW has been positive… 
      And yes, I am running it now, and have been for about a week… VERY nice…

    • Also, it’s an optional update. 

      • Sure, it’s optional. If you ever want to receive updates from them again you’ll have to take this update.

        • LionStone

          And having to set up a required account with them before you can even update, is weak…but it is a sweet device! 🙂 Think I’ll keep it…whether I decide to update or not.

        • Um… if you don’t want their updates, seems like that wouldn’t be a problem. 

  • kpurdu1

    Normally I’m all about stock everything

    That said I have to say I like just about everything Samsung has done in this update and will be updating on my week old galaxy tab asap.  Maybe except the pre-loaded apps.  They seemed to have gone to Touchwiz Lite with this and I think they picked the right stuff.

    A number of reviews even say that performance seems better as well (which you’d think would be opposite).

  • MFG

    Aww…I want my LTE 10.1 to get the update, too. If it’s coming directly from Samsung, why can’t we get it?

  • Anonymous

    I dont mind touchwiz at all aslong as i get the updates ON TIME!!!

  • HELL YEAH!! Can’t wait! Swype, more video codecs, prettier interface! I can’t wait 😀 Now the tab will feel less generic. I mean, vanilla stock is fine but it’d be nice to have some flair.

  • Normally those custom UIs look scary. In this case, I think it actually looks good. I look forward to it. If it sucks, we only have a few more months to ICS 🙂

    • snabb

      ICS  is for phones not tablets.

      • Do we really know this yet? I thought ICS would unite the phones and the tablets.

      • KevinC

        um WRONG. it’s for both. or maybe you just forgot the purpose of it.

  • Anonymous

    now we have to have the ugly skins on tablets too? At least keep something android stock.  I don’t know much about tablets as I haven’t bought one. It seems too redundant to me. 

    • They really are a bit of a luxury piece that you have to justify owning. I bought one and most days I ask myself why. But its fun for flights and getting on the Subway.

      • Anonymous

        I can see how that can help. I’m a big consolidation freak. If i’m on a subway i’d use my phone. if i’m on a plane i’ll use my laptop. 

  • Anonymous

    Yeah…I think I might just wait until ICS is out before I go installing any samsung overlay.

    They have certainly been better, but I do like the choice not to install…this is how all phones should be, stock anroid with a CHOICE to put on manufacturer’s custom skin/UI.

    • Anonymous

      exactly. they should put the skins in the market so we can have a choice of using them or not. being forced to use a OEM skin seems obnoxious to me. There’s nothing wrong with stock android, never was.

  • D*mn it why did I have to be in new york yesterday!

    • Jon Garrett

      Im in NY now and always. I planned on going today but the latest news I have is that it wont be open to the public until after 6pm, then I read somewhere else that it wont be open to the public at all so I don’t know.

      • ahhh see im in washington for the summer albeit I am form northern PA so I fit in better with NYC. Maybe they could have a party just for me down here?

  • Anonymous

    Wonder what’ll happen to my rooted, OCed Tab if I try to take it…

    • 1. Itll work and you will lose root.
      2. It will be blocked and you wont be able to update. 

  • MrDew87

    Wish I could have made it too NYC