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Following a few scattered releases in Europe, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is landing in the U.S. by way of Verizon. All of the stuff you'd expect is there, including a new tab for handling home screen widgets, a data usage monitor, revamped settings menu structure, and a few other odds and ends. The full feature list can be found in this PDF

If you've been thinking of picking one up, you can check out some of our hands-on time with the device back at CES when it was still running Honeycomb. Here are the specs. 

  • 7.7-inch 1280 x 800 Super AMOLED Plus display
  • 1.4 GHz dual-core processor
  • Full 1080p HD playback
  • 5,100 mAh battery
  • Supports microSD up to 32GB
  • Supports LTE and HSPA+
  • Samsung Game Hub
  • Voice call support

There's still no word on specific dates, but don't be surprised if ICS becomes available sooner than later. Any Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 users in the house?  Anyone tempted to pick one up for $400 now that the software is reasonably current, or is it not worth a second glance without Jelly Bean? 

Via: TalkAndroid


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Verizon announces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7


i just picked up a certified pre-owned for $279. I could not resist replacing my really aging Original galaxy tab! Most folks seem to like the device, especially since ICS is about to land!

I think I will just stick to my Nexus 7 and use my 4G tether connection. The specs do not match up to their high price point. Not having jelly bean would certainly turn me off.

I have also taken advantage of the $27 9 preowned unit from Verizon while upgrading from the original galaxy tab and keep hitting the CHECKING FOR UPDATES every hour to see if ICS is available yet. This tab is pretty sweet, besides the fact there isn't a whole lot out there for development on this compared to others. Hopefully this ICS release will spark something.

I have had mine since they came out in March and love it as well. Don't even mind the $499 price I paid but I am looking forward to ICS. Maybe we may even get Jelly Bean sometime down the road.

What @jlschultz said above. What a joke. They are JUST releasing ICS and are still behind. That would be like buying your new laptop and booting up to Windows Vista.

That's the life of a Samsung product running Android on VZW. Or pretty much any Android device on any carrier.

I am excited to see ICS on this fantastic tablet. I think it is a better overall package than the Nexus 7. Hardware is better and so is the screen. So it does not have Jelly Bean. So what. Some of us are happy and others just want something to complain about....

Any chance you could run a follow-up article on this update? Since this announcement, Verizon has gone totally silent on the rollout of this update. Apparently something was botched during the initial push of software and there are quite a few frustrated owners having to endure Honeycomb. This is getting ridiculous after 45 days and despite quite a bit of noise by owners Verizon has not provided an update. This device was marketed as ICS-upgradeable and it has yet to be delivered!