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Original Galaxy Tab Getting Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread Update in India

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Original Galaxy Tab Getting Android 2.3.3
Even though Samsung has yet to announce the availability of the Gingerbread upgrade for the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, it appears that owners of the tablet are now allowed to download the update in India. Several users have already reported that the update, baseband version P1000DDJP4, is now available for download via Samsung Kies desktop software.

Samsung India confirmed the Gingerbread upgrade for Galaxy Tab tablets since May, but for unknown reasons the update was delayed until August.

It appears that the first country to get the update was Italy, followed closely by UK, which received Gingerbread for the original Galaxy Tab last month.

Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread is the latest major update for the original Galaxy Tab, before Samsung will push the Honeycomb upgrade.

Although the Korean handset maker has yet to confirm Honeycomb for the 7-inch tablet, it is likely that the upgrade won't make it on the market by the end of the year.

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 7 tablet is the first Android tablet launched on the market, but it was delivered with Froyo on board, which was not optimized to work on larger screens.

Given the fact that Google delayed the release of the Honeycomb for 7-inch tablets for quite a lont time, the original Galaxy Tab failed to become as popular as other tablets launched with Android 3.0 out-of-the-box.

Indian owners of the original Galaxy Tab should download and install the latest version of Samsung Kies before searching for the Gingerbread upgrade.

In addition, it is recommended to make a back up of the data stored on the tablet prior to upgrading to Gingerbread.

Unfortunately, the lack of an official statement and change log for the current update leaves us with little to comment, but as soon as Samsung makes any announcements, we will update the story.

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