KOREAN HARDWARE GIANT Samsung has started rolling out Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) operating system to its Galaxy Tab series, starting with its Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7 models.
The 237MB update is available now in the UK and can be downloaded over the air or through Samsung's Kies service.
Samsung is also expected to roll out the update to its Galaxy Tab Plus 7.7 and 8.9 devices, though the company has not said when that will happen.
A company spokesmand told The INQUIRER, "Samsung UK can confirm the roll out of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi and Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi devices is live. Any further updates for the Galaxy Tab range will be announced in due course."
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich adds several new features and services to the tablets including a redesigned user interface, voice input, new camera features, improved battery life and performance and access to Google's Chrome mobile web browser.
Samsung has not released any information about when the tablets will be upgraded to Google's latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, which was launched earlier in July on Google's Nexus 7 tablet. Android 4.1 has a number of upgrades over Android 4.0, including increased Play Store integration, Google Now and "Project Butter". µ