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Samsung Puts A Stop On TouchWiz Update For Galaxy Tab 10.1 to “Assess Progress”

If you have not yet updated your Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 to the newest TouchWiz UX update that Samsung is pushing out, then we should suggest you hold off. It appears as though users are reporting some type of bug, and it must be a pretty legit problem if Samsung is going to halt the updating process. Most users are in favor of the update, but there has been talk of incredible lag from certain people after taking the update. Any owners of the tab here experiencing this?

A Samsung rep tweeted to our friends at Android Police that the stop on the update was merely a means to “assess progress and ensure it is a positive experience for users.” If there is something wrong with the update, Samsung has their lips shut. We’ll keep you posted.

Via: Android Police

  • Asdf

    My Samsung tablet was purchased in California and when I brought it home to Buffalo the thing just froze. I spent $500 on a giant paper weight and now they are holding off on the update … ugh. What a hung of shit.

  • Deputy50

    Sorry to hear of the problems. I loaded it hesitantly and now I am very happy that I did. Very pleased with the interface and performance. Hopefully they fix the bug very quickly.

  • davidinchelseama

    Watching embedded videos on certain sites with the Tab 10.1 are hit or miss.  Sometimes, if it isn’t a youtube video that is embedded, the video will play, but the “play” button stays in the center of the video screen. Happens on any Gawker site, like io9, for instance. Sucks that it happens on io9 all the time. 

    Mind you, this isn’t a new problem because of the update. It’s been doing this all along, regardless of which browser you use.

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    I just paìd $22.85 for an ìPad 2-64GB and my girlfriend loves her her Canon EOS Rebel Camera that we got for $38.78 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $625 which only cost me $62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it all from, CentHub.còm

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  • http://www.careerbuilder.com/JobSeeker/Jobs/JobResults.aspx?ncc=%22just+energy%22%24 Just Energy

    Well this  Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is superb..It has many great features and applications..I really admire your post..

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

  • joepedus

    Since installing the update, I’ve been having problems waking my tab up. I have to hold the power button down for what feels like an eternity before it starts… very frustrating… Not sure if this is a direct result of the update, but I never saw this behavior prior to it.

    • Shanklin07

      I just had this happen to me as well. I really didnt think to much about it when it happened but after reading your post here I think you may be right. I powered my tab off the other day and then today I went to turn it on again and it didnt turn on the way it normally does. I then held the power button down for oh say 15 to 20 seconds, which used to take about 3 seconds of holding the power button down. If anything this confirms your suspicion that this is happening because of some problem with the update. 

      • Kjsmith42

        Same problem for me.  Plus the battery life is just awful.  I have to charge almost every day even if I don’t use the tablet.

  • Anonymous

    Whats wrong with the update is the stupid screenshot button and that the mini apps tray is not customizable and disableable (yeah its a word).

  • trevorsalienarms

    Was extremely hesistant to get the update but went ahead anyway. So far it’s fine, no serious issues or noticeable lag.

    The only annoyance I’ve encountered is that on the stock  browser, using about:debug to disable mobile views of websites actually worked; the new browser still brings up some sites in mobile view, even after I’ve toggled the setting to desktop. Frustrating.

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  • Anonymous

    I DONT LIKE WERE THE SCREENSHOT BUTTON AT THEY SHOULD MAKE YOU HIT HOME AND BACK TO TAKE A SCREENSHOT

  • LionStone

    Hmm no wonder it wouldn’t let me update. Finally when I decided to do it, it wouldn’t go through…told my son about it and he doesn’t even care for it…both our tabs are running fine.

  • EC8CH

    Bet Steve Kondik put a stop to it so he could push out CyanogenMod instead of TouchWiz :-P

  • http://twitter.com/binglut9 Brian

    This is another fact that companies still do not take enough time to test the updates before releasing them….I would rather wait a couple more weeks than to get bugs….and this is not only samsung it is all of the manufacturers

    • Jjjjj

      You can only test for so many bugs in a limited setting….stuff will usually pop up once you get to the real world.

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  • Joe12304

    Bought my Tab yesterday. I guess this explains why it doesn’t find an update.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nat-Thompson/1304370425 Nat Thompson

    Am I the only one that read this as “Samsung Puts A Stop On TouchWiz Update for Galaxy Tab 10.1 While It ‘Asses Progress?’”

  • digsoreos

    All manufacturers are going to have bugs. But it takes balls to halt an update. Hello Moto, are you listening?

  • http://www.facebook.com/twpayne Wil Payne

    I heard one of the problems with the update is that it involves some useless overlay onto a perfectly fine OS. Could that be the delay?

  • Anonymous

    They stopped it because cyanogen now works for Samsung ..he doesn’t approve! Lol

    • Anonymous

      I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
      Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

  • JoJoOnTheRadio

    Only problem(s) I’m having is that my gmail/google acct stopped syncing every couple days, keeps saying no connection when I’m clearly connected to wifi, also twice it took forever for my tab to turn on. Besides that everything else is a breeze and running smoothly and quicker, battery life is still great now with the Power Saving mode. The other tab I bought for my dad is still on stock and is just fine.

  • FragDroidX

    This is one of the main reasons why I will no longer purchase Samsung products. Samsung is super slow to update, updates almost never go smoothly, and after updates their products are often worse than before the update, and they are quick to abandon their existing products long before they should be abandoned. This holds true for almost all products Samsung provides software for. Their mobile products and blu-ray players are the worst offenders though.

  • Someone

    My Tab seemed to lag on a loading content on different apps immediately after the update. (News 360, Browser, Friend Me, EMail synced with Exchange, etc.), some taking a few minutes.  I rooted it about 30 minutes after the update and the problem went away.  

  • Donstpete

    My experience after the update is nothing but positive. I have had none of the issues described here, although I believe the reports. Interesting that there are such varied experiences. How could that be?

  • Anonymous

    Sounds like another botched update.

  • JP

    The only problem I have with TouchWiz UX is that when I buy movies from the Media Hub, they don’t play. My tab just freezes.

  • Zbsharif

    The update made the battery life much worse.  With stock Honeycomb I could have it on and unplugged for up to 3 days with moderate use.  Now it makes it about a day and maybe 10 hours.  Honeycomb had a way cooler look too.  

    • Zbsharif

      Oh and downloading apps from the Market isn’t as smooth either

  • Knothle

    Since purchasing my Tab 10.1 I’ve put it through extensive paces. So from personal experience I can say before the update, my tablet ran without lag or a hitch.
    However, since updating to touchwiz UX I’ve consistently noticed bouts lag from simple screen changes, opening the app drawer, or opening the browser. My most infamous issue I would say is when the tablet locks up then after about a minute or two of fruitless screen tapping, the screen goes black and shuts off. Then I restart it and experience all the aforementioned problems. One thing I have noticed about the black screen problem is that it happens when I have the music player going and two or more tabs open in the browser. If I could revert I most definitely would.

  • Anonymous

    Heh. Asses.

  • John

    I updated with TouchWiz UX and now my tablet is being sent back to Samsung to fix it because it caused my tablet to freeze at the boot screen. SMH!  

    • John

      Also, a data wipe/factory restore did nothing for it.

  • Anonymous

    I just p a i d $21.87 for an i P a d 2-64GB and my boyfriend loves his Panasonîc Lumîx GF 1 Camera that we got for $38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS.I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $657 which only cost me $62.81 to buy.
    Here is the website we use to get it all from, BidFirst.com

  • Behace

    I wonder if they stopped it because of the calendar not syncing with Google calendar or maybe the fact that you constantly have to change the UAString if you want to view the regular version of a website. Why wouldn’t they have thought about those issues before releasing the update?

  • Kpurdu1

    My update went smoothly. If anything id say my tab is slightly faster after the update. Like 99% of the changes.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Perry-Duran/100002805373080 Perry Duran

      I got an iPad 2 32-GB for $21.68 and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 . Here is the site we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aX3Q

    • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

      Same with mine. At first, I had the common issues: Media Hub purchases not working, intense lag and other little bugs. I just restored it and it worked perfectly. 

  • http://twitter.com/UbernerdLord Christopher Settle

    I only have a few apps that won’t load properly sometimes, or a bit of a lag, but not much

  • hfoster52

    Since the update I had my tablet lockup and had to power it off.

  • Baked14

    Haha. You said asses

  • Anonymous

    Their too busy trying sell themselves to Google to continue the update… :P

  • http://www.facebook.com/bryanpwilliams Bryan Williams

    It’s Samsung, consider yourselves lucky that they’re even considering updating the device.