Verizon Tab Gingerbread

We just told you guys the other day that Verizon was ready to push out Gingerbread to the OG 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and it looks like they have flipped the switch -- OTA's are now rolling out.  With all the new and shiny Android tablets getting built, it's nice to see the 7-incher wasn't forgotten by Big Red.  A refresher:

The update is to Android 2.3.5 and will bring:

  • Improved security for the PIN method. When using the PIN, the device will no longer request a symbol as a numeric entry
  • Improved word selection and copy functionality
  • A 'View Data Plan' icon so that users can adjust their plans accordingly
  • Verizon Data Service feature will allow users to see how much data they have used so that they won't go over
  • A new download manager app
  • The ability to use the front-facing camera as a camcorder
  • Widgets will resize to reflect landscape and portrait mode more accurately
  • Support for Verizon Pay As You Go prepaid plans
  • Google security patches

If you've resisted the urge to root your Tab, be ready for the OTA notification any time now.  Be sure to sing out in the forums once you get it and let everyone know how it's working for ya!

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Reader comments

Gingerbread for original Verizon Galaxy Tab rolling out


With all of the ICS news and the availability of Honeycomb it seems rather ho-hum to see announcements of Gingerbread - especially for any tablets.

Nothing here in Arizona. I don't have a plan with Verizon for my tab. Will I get the update or how can I update? I have go into "check for system updates" and its up to date, 2.2 my ass.. Anyone have a download link to the update?

Just got it a couple of hours ago. working great so far (seems faster)
I don't have a verizon plan and it upgraded over wifi (actually live in canada and bought the device in vegas)