I know that Android 4.1 is making the headlines nowadays and that it’s the most anticipated update of the year, but let’s not forget about the fact that many gadgets out there are still eagerly waiting for their transition into Ice Cream Sandwich land.
Such is the case with Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, despite the fact that the long-awaited update already landed in Europe a few months ago. Well, the situation should change momentarily as the Big Red has already made preparations for deploying Android 4.0.
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4 ICS)
Long story short, in case you happen to own the Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Verizon then you’ll be happy to learn that the long-awaited ICS update has been approved and the aforementioned carrier has just published the changelog.
That being said, if you’re eager to make the jump from Honeycomb then you can expect some pretty meaty changes and additions, including but not limited to a redesigned gallery app featuring a photo editor, a new music app, Face Unlock, data usage meter, new homescreen layout, updated browser featuring “desktop view”, a new calculator app and a more organized settings panel. The update is roughly 283 MB in size so there are a few other extra features beside the one enumerated. Check out the changelog below for extra details.
As to when exactly will Android 4.0.4 land on your tablet, it’s not certain yet but with a timeframe of “within a week”, it’s what we’d call “imminent”, so get your device ready and in case you’re not going to receive the latest firmware whilst other Tab 7.7 owners might, keep in mind that this being an OTA release it could take some time for the full coverage to happen. Just sit tight and, good luck.
Thanks Droid Life for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Ice Cream Sandwich update at Verizon.