Samsung Drops Bombshell, TouchWiz UX Update (OTA) Halted, Here’s Why!
Samsung has quietly halted the TouchWiz UX Update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1, which was released Over The Air a few days ago, and won’t specify the real reason except for telling that this action was to “assess progress”, and “ensure it’s a positive experience for users”.
This conversation took place between Cameron Summerson, an editor for Android Police, and a Samsung rep on Twitter, after Summerson noticed a few users having issues with the new update, and asking for help on XDA forums.
A user named “tonyurquiza” reports that after installing the update, his tablet rebooted and got “bricked”, giving him a “lot of colorful lines and dots” on the screen. Others users report having the excact same problem, with people at Samsung having no clue to the issue and proving unhelpful. Another bit of news is that some users are experiencing an “incredible lag” after installing TouchWiz on their tablets. Hopefully, it’s not a very big issue and should be resolved presently, but I think it poor on Samsung’s part for not properly testing for stability/bugs before the launch.
Update: “Tonyurquiza” fixed their Galaxy Tab 10.1 by flashing in stock CWM stock Honeycomb using the program Oudin. The tablet, naturally, is no longer notifying of an update.
If you are facing similar issues, please don’t hesitate to use the comments box below. Meanwhile, we’ll keep an eye out for an official statement. Stay with us.