TouchWiz

We're knee-deep into Samsung's press-showing of the TouchWiz update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, and the Korean manufacturer just dropped word that the update will push out publicly on Aug. 5. If you just can't wait that long, you can head by the Samsung Experience in New York City and get your Tab updated today.

We've already walked you through the TouchWiz update, but hit the press release link below for the full changelog.

Source: Press release

Samsung Mobile Announces Availability of Major Software Update for Award-Winning Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 WiFi Edition

New software includes TouchWiz® UX user interface with fully customizable widgets and mini applications for multi-tasking, redesigned Samsung Media Hub service, Enterprise mobile solutions and Samsung Kies 2.0 support for PC & Mac

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Samsung Telecommunications America (Samsung Mobile), the No. 1 mobile phone provider in the U.S.1, announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1 WiFi software update including Samsung’s TouchWiz® UX user interface, Adobe Flash Player 10.3 and the redesigned Samsung Media Hub service, will begin rolling out over the air to all Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners beginning Friday, August 5.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update is scheduled to include the following features and services:

Samsung TouchWiz® User Interface:

The Samsung TouchWiz UX is specifically designed to work with Android™ Honeycomb 3.1 to optimize the large screen tablet user experience. The TouchWiz UX delivers superior multi-tasking and customization for an enhanced visual, fluid and intuitive mobile computing experience. TouchWiz UX features are scheduled to include:

  • Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen. The visual layout of Live Panel is completely customizable for one-touch entry into each user’s most important information.
  • Mini Mode Tray: One-touch access to commonly used applications—Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator, Music—which overlay in a pop-up window on display screen for powerful multi-tasking.
  • Clipboard: Advanced copy & paste functionality allows Galaxy Tab 10.1 users to store photos, Web pages, YouTube links, etc., on the clipboard for easy sharing via email and social network sites.
  • Indicator Quick Panel: Quickly toggle on/off Wi-Fi, notifications, sound, brightness and settings in lower right hand corner of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 display.
  • Photo Editor: Rotate, crop and adjust colors on high quality digital images

Samsung Media Hub:

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update will introduce the evolution of Samsung’s popular movie and next day TV content service, known as Media Hub. Media Hub has been redesigned with a new user interface and optimized video content for the 10.1” display for even easier downloads and higher quality viewing experience of rented or purchased content. Media Hub features thousands of new release and top-grossing titles from major Hollywood studios and leading television networks, including NBC Universal, Paramount, MTV, Warner Bros. , CBS and FOX. The new version also features Media Hub Show, which allows the user to playback Media Hub content on a TV through an HDMI cable from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 dock or adaptor. Users can register up to five devices under one account to access owned content across multiple devices without repurchase. Alternate premium video options include Android Movies, which is available to download from the Android Market.

Social Hub:

The software upgrade will also include Samsung’s Social Hub service, which aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into an integrated experience.

Apps Preloaded:

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update includes preloaded applications, scheduled to include:

  • Amazon Music Cloud Player: Upload your music in the cloud and access it from any device
  • Amazon Kindle: Get access to about a million Kindle books
  • Words with Friends: Face off against friends near and far with one of the most popular social games from Zynga

Enterprise Solutions and Services:

  • Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14
  • On device encryption
  • Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
  • Sybase MDM (Mobile Device Management)
  • Cisco WebEx mobile conference solution for meetings on the go

Samsung Kies 2.0:

Galaxy Tab 10.1 users will also gain greater file sharing capabilities through Samsung Kies 2.0 with support for both PC and Macs. Samsung Kies 2.0 includes the following user benefits:

  • Better device management: PIMS and multimedia data sync, firmware upgrades with file backup and wireless connectivity via WiFi and Bluetooth
  • Powerful multimedia support: Integrated library for storing mass data and complex content files
  • Faster performance: quick and seamless installation of Samsung Kies 2.0 delivers immediate access to file transfer process

Swype:

This enhanced, tablet-optimized typing application includes features such as ability to re-size the keyboard, move the virtual keyboard anywhere on the screen and of course, type faster by swyping.

Mobile Printing:

Print documents and pictures wirelessly from the Galaxy Tab 10.1 to any compatible printer.

Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi Software Update Assistance:

In order to receive the update, users need to set up a Samsung account on their Galaxy Tab 10.1 by logging onto the following URL:

http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us1.jsp?PAGE_GBN=faqs_search&SITE_ID=1&PG_ID=0&AT_ID=377966&PROD_SUB_ID=0&PROD_ID=2103

Once registered, customers will be notified when the update is available for their device and will be prompted to follow simple directions to complete the process.

For help with receiving and adding the latest software updates to Samsung mobile devices, users should check out the step-by-step instructions at http://ars.samsung.com/customer/usa/jsp/faqs/faqs_view_us.jsp?SITE_ID=22&PG_ID=2&PROD_SUB_ID=2076&PROD_ID=0&AT_ID=375497 or visit Samsung Support at http://www.samsung.com/us/support/

1 Number one mobile phone provider in the U.S. claim for Samsung Mobile based upon reported shipment data, according to Strategy Analytics, Q1 2011 U.S. Market Share Handset Shipments Reports.

 
There are 15 comments

trooper54 says:

I want a port of this for the transformer.... Samsung hit a home run with this UI

TuxDotKing says:

I was pretty sure there was already one on XDA... maybe that was just the Iconia.

DroidATX says:

Works only with Honeycomb 3.1? Seems like it will be a long time before this tablet gets any updates.

Menno says:

Samsung has an 8.9 model they want to release, with very similar specs otherwise. One of the main benefits of 3.2 is the availability of different screensizes, so it's a safe bet that the 8.9 would have 3.2. Porting it to 10.1 should be rather easy for samsung.

Stang68 says:

What about Tab 10.1 LTE owners? Will it hit the same day? I'm guessing it will since it's from Samsung.

qskillzwfu25 says:

I hope you are right about that...I have the feeling we will be waiting though...

Cram-jam says:

I agree. If I'm reading this correct it's just for WiFi only versions. I took my WiFi back for the LTE version...which even if we didn't get this update right away I wouldn't be disappointed. I've been very impressed with it overall.

slackerjack says:

Hmmm...for anyone who does have this already (looking at you NY and London) - does the media hub link to the existing media hub or is it new? I'm asking because I have about 20 movies on my phone through media hub - don't necessarily want to repurchase those.

Seven2k says:

Phil...i dont want to be mean but.....i thought you guys would have better coverage than this. No video or anything? We should be promoting the crap out of this...GT 10.1 is giving the ipad(s) a fight.

Menno says:

I don't have a video camera sadly. But I did go over the update in detail: http://www.androidcentral.com/preview-touchwiz-ux-update-samsung-galaxy-tab-101

Seven2k says:

thanks

Milkweed25 says:

So according to the Samsung step by step instructions you have to do a Factory Reset first. That Sucks!!!

D Evo says:

Disabling On device Encryption requires a full reset on the device, which will erase all data on the device. To perform the reset go to Apps > Settings > Privacy > Factory Reset

That background on that tablet is awesome! Where can i get that??

bugmenottt says:

The wallpaper or the background from the image:
https://abikk.deviantart.com/#/d37rpli

For the future reference, you can copy paste the link of the screenshot to the TinEye search engine or the Google Images search engine and find the original wallpaper.

Best regards ;)