If you have been mulling over the idea of selling your old phone or tablet and upgrading to a shiny new Samsung device, you’ll be pleased to know that Samsung has now rolled out Ice Cream Sandwich – the latest offering from Google Android – on to their Galaxy Tab range.
Despite selling mobile phones by the shed-load in recent months, Samsung still find themselves lagging behind Apple in the tablet market, and it is hoped these latest updates may help to prise a few Apple fanboys away from the iPad.
The iPad has become the number one selling mobile tablet on the market with millions of units shifted. This has come at a time when sales of the iPhone have started to slow as the masses ready themselves for the imminent release of the iPhone 5.
Samsung have been riding the crest of a hugely profitable wave in the last year or so; having fended off legal attacks from Apple over various alleged patent infringements, the Korean company has gone onto outsell all its main rivals in the mobile phone market and is now turning their attention to tablets.
Android 4.0 will be made available to owners of the 10.1-inch
and 7.0 Plus models in the U.K., and can be downloaded over the air or installed through Samsung's Kies software application.
The company's U.K. division told recently released a statement regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich update: "Samsung U.K. 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."
Samsung’s Galaxy Tab range has had to fight tooth and nail to get any sort of foothold in the tablet market. In the last few months Apple has had a case for copyright infringement against Samsung thrown out of court in America, with the legal dispute having rumbled on for months and months.
In the initial aftermath of the decision it was said that the California-based company would have to issue a statement on their website conceding that Samsung had not copied the iPad’s design, which would have been an extremely bitter pill for Apple to have had to swallow.