Updated 24 May, 2013, 7:53 pm IST
Samsung starts rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for its tablets
| by Karan Shah |
Samsung has finally started rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich for their bunch of tablets that were eligible to get Android 4.0- a.ka. Ice Cream Sandwich. The company had earlier mentioned that their tablets were going to receive ICS in July or August so it is definitely good news that they are fulfilling their promise. The mobile industry is eagerly waiting for Google’s next update to hit the market and “reform” their experience. But we’re not talking about ‘Jelly Bean’ unfortunately; we’re still discussing Ice Cream Sandwich i.e. Android 4.0 out here. As reported, the entire list of tablets that will receive Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich are:
Samsung has been one of the popular brands to launch tablets in India and they've been at it for a while. Some of the popular ones to hit the market are of course, the P1000 followed by the Galaxy Tab 620 and then of course, the the latest Galaxy Tab 2 310. The latest Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 310 came with ICS, but the ones before it would be getting the update soon. The Galaxy Tab 2 310 features a 7-inch wide WSVGA PLS TFT display with a resolution of 600x1024pixels. The device also sports a 3MP rear camera with a VGA type front camera. Equipped with 1GB RAM and a 1 GHz dual-core processor the Galaxy Tab 2 is light, weighing 345g and it is highly portable. The Galaxy Tab 2 310 sells for around Rs. 19,900, which makes it a very attractive option for those looking for a 3G capable ICS tablet.
Samsung's latest addition to its Galaxy line-up
ICS is quite a departure from Gingerbread and you’ll notice that the layout for certain functions have been moved around a bit. If you’ve seen a Honeycomb tablet, then you’ll feel a bit more at home, else it’ll take some getting used to. ICS is hardware accelerated, so everything feels smooth and fluid. Google now uses OpenGL ES to render everything from the built-in apps, to the animations and homescreens. Even the stock browser is GPU accelerated, which makes it really quick and responsive.
We’re hoping that the ICS updates for the tablets hit Indian shores soon, as now, Jelly Bean has been announced. If any of you’ll have received the Ice Cream Sandwich update, do let our readers know in the comments section below.
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