The LTE version of Galaxy Tab 7.7 from Verizon Wireless is now receiving the long-awaited Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update.Released several months ago, Verizon's Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was still stuck on Android 3.2 Honeycomb operating system until recently.
However, this is about to change as the US-based carrier has already published the official changelog of the major OS update.
Software version i815.LP10 will soon be pushed through OTA (over the air) in stages, which means not all Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 will receive it at the same though, so you might want to check back later for the update.
Aside from bringing the firmware to version 4.0.4, the update brings lots of new features and enhancements, as well as a new homescreen layout, video calling and Face Unlock.
As soon as the update is applied, users will be able to monitor their data usage, set warning levels or turn off data completely, all from one place.
There's an additional video calling icon in the apps menu which makes it easier to start making video calls using dedicated apps such as Tango and ooVoo.
Additional feature enhancements with this update release include:
- In Email search menu, Advanced option combines search criteria with date, sender and title;
- Quick Panel has been updated to include Power Saving, Driving Mode and Sync;
- In Email Composer, Undo and Redo options are added to easily correct mistakes. Undo reverses the last action performed, and Redo undoes the last Undo action;
- Support for email Read receipt and Delivery receipt;
- Quick Response, user-modifiable message that may be quickly inserted into the body while user is composing a message;
- New Meeting Invitation for Exchange accounts added;
- Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor.
The rollout of the update should start soon, so make sure you have stable Wi-Fi connectivity as the file is about 289MB in size. Check out the update's full changelog here.