Three expects to be able to upgrade the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s software “soon”, giving users a bump from the ageing Froyo iteration of Android to the newer Gingerbread version.
The carrier confirmed its plans to get Android 2.3 out to owners of Sammy’s original tablet challenger in response to a customer enquiry on Twitter. However, perhaps wary of overpromising, somewhat tellingly Three didn’t name a specific date for when it expects the upgrade to pass network testing and get released into the wild.
News of developments comes after Samsung ruled out an update to the tablet-optimised Honeycomb version of Android for the Tab, to the chagrin of early adopters everywhere.
Still, Gingerbread isn’t to be sneezed at. If the update on US carrier Sprint is anything to go by it’s well worth grabbing. Not least for the fact that it brings Bluetooth HID support to the slate – enabling owners to use mice and keyboard peripherals with it for the first time.
On top of that, you can also look forward to an improved take on Sammy’s TouchWiz custom skin and performance optimisations for a faster tablet experience all-round.
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