Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Tab 7.0 Plus

Samsung Galaxy Tab running ICS

Its good news for Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus owners as Samsung has announced that it will be seeding ICS updates to both the tablets pretty soon. You have of course heard about the preliminary injunction that was put on the Tab 10.1 in the US, that was a bad experience for Samsung. And probably that’s why the company has said that US customers will not be getting the ICS update, for now.

And those of you who have the Galaxy Tab 7.7 and the Galaxy Tab 8.9 need not worry, as these are the tablets next in line to get the ICS update. The update can be done either OTA (over the air) or on your computer with the help of Samsung’s Kies software.

It is kind of sad that Samsung is releasing the update after almost 8 months of Google releasing Android 4.0, which is Ice Cream Sandwich. Google has already released Jelly Bean, Android 4.1, and the awesome Nexus 7 tablet with the OS. The Nexus 7 is currently considered to be the best tablet in the Android world because of its OS, specs, and the price at which you get it.

So this makes users expect and want Jelly Bean on their tablets, and I’m pretty sure it will take months for Samsung to make this happen. But, thanks to developers, as I always say, we have a load of custom ROMs for almost all the tablets to enjoy the latest OS features. Most of the Galaxy Tab models already have at least one Jelly Bean ROM ready almost as a daily driver. If you are brave enough to try it out, you can do that as well. For example, HP Touch Pad users got lucky with CynogenMod’s CM10 Jelly Bean ROM for their tablets.

What do you think? ICS stock ROM or Jelly Bean custom ROM?

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