Samsung has started rolling out Android 4.0 update to its Galaxy Tab tablets. It is a good thing that the company is fulfilling its earlier promise that new version will arrive in July. Although consumers are already expecting to receive Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), this is a nudge to the right direction. Update is coming to both Wi-Fi and 3G versions of Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 8.9 and Galaxy Tab 10.1. Although the Apple iPad is immensely popular in the West, Galaxy Tab models are widely used in many developing countries.
Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) is a reasonable departure from previous versions, with a number of interface changes and new enhancements. If you are now using a Honeycomb tablet, the new OS version may take some getting used to. Everything should feel fluid and smooth, because ICS is a hardware accelerated platform. OpenGL ES is now used to render everything from homescreen, animations and apps. However, it’s not known whether Jelly Bean will eventually be delivered to Galaxy Tab models.