Tomorrow sees the start of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 software update. There are lots of things included in this update, so hopefully Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners will be happy!
The update will be delivered over the air (OTA).
Here is a run down of what is included in the new update:
Premium Video/Movie Content
Get the latest entertainment content on your Galaxy Tab with Samsung Media Hub and Google Movies.
Samsung Media Hub gives you access to more than 5,000 movies and TV shows. You pay once and can share the content across five Media Hub-enabled devices, including tablets and smartphones. With Smart Show, you can even connect your tablet to your TV via an HDMI dongle so you can enjoy your Media Hub content on any HDTV. Plus there’s no need to wait for the content to download completely, you can instantly enjoy a diverse selection of movies and TV shows within minutes of starting the download.
With the preloaded Google Videos app, you have the ability to rent thousands of movies, starting at $1.99, and download them to your device.
Enjoy access to a diverse selection of books, magazines and newspapers:
- Amazon Kindle: This preloaded app gives you access to the Kindle Store, which contains the largest selection of the books people want to read, including New York Times bestsellers. You’ll also find free sample books and chapters as well as free popular classics.
- Google Books: With this preloaded app you’ll find free out-of-trademark books such as Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Alice in Wonderland and Pride & Prejudice. Thousands of books are available for purchase via Android Market™.
Samsung TouchWiz® User Interface
Delivering superior multi-tasking and enhanced user interaction and navigation, Samsung TouchWiz creates a more visual, fluid and intuitive computing experience with these features:
- Live Panel:Features a magazine-like widget view to get immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, etc., right on the home screen. Its visual layout is completely customizable so you get relevant information delivered to you instantly
- Mini Apps Tray: Get easy access to commonly used applications—Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator, Music—which overlay on current activity for powerful multi-tasking
- Clipboard: Advanced copy-paste functionality allows you to store photos, web pages, YouTube links, etc. on the clipboard for easy sharing by email and social updates
- Indicator Quick Panel: Quickly toggle on/off Wi-Fi, notifications, sound, brightness and settings.
Take advantage of the most popular applications, already preloaded on your device:
Amazon Music Cloud Player: Upload your music in the cloud and access it from any device
Amazon Kindle: Get access to about a million Kindle books
Words with Friends: Have fun with one of the most popular social games from Zynga
Enterprise Solutions and Services
- Full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14
- On device encryption
- Cisco VPN (Virtual Private Network)
- Sybase MDM (Mobile Device Management)
- Cisco WebEx mobile conference solution for meetings on the go
Samsung Kies 2.0
Galaxy Tab 10.1 users will also gain greater file sharing capabilities through Samsung Kies 2.0 with support for both PC and Macs. Samsung Kies 2.0 includes the following user benefits:
- Better Device Management: PIMS and multimedia data sync, firmware upgrades with file backup and wireless connectivity via Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
- Powerful Multimedia Support: Integrated library for storing mass data and complex content files
- Faster Performance: Quick and seamless installation of Samsung Kies 2.0 delivers immediate access to file transfer process
This enhanced, tablet-optimized typing application includes features such as ability to resize keyboard, move virtual keyboard anywhere on the screen and of course, type faster by swyping instead
Printing documents and pictures just got easier. This functionality allows you to print wirelessly to any compatible printer.
Can’t find your device? This app gives you the ability to search for it. Here’s a look at a few of the great features this app offers:
- Find lost device on a map, and track it as it moves on a map
- Remotely lock your device to prevent unauthorized access
- Wipe out personal information stored on your device
Get access to your favourite books, music and social content:
Media Hub: Access to thousands of movies and next-day TV shows
Social Hub: Aggregates email, instant messaging, contacts, calendar and social network connections into a single interface