TouchWiz UX Update is Here! Update your Galaxy Tab 10.1′s Over The Air
As promised by Samsung in New York City two days earlier, the much-awaited software update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 has now arrived Over The Air. The package includes Samsung’s TouchWiz UX, a skin covering the default Honeycomb UI with the following features:
- Live Panel: Magazine-like widget view for immediate access to weather, social updates, email, news, photo gallery, all on the home screen. The visual layout of Live Panel is completely customizable for one-touch entry into each user’s most important information.
- Mini Mode Tray: One-touch access to commonly used applications—Task Manager, Calendar, World Clock, Pen Memo, Calculator, Music—which overlay in a pop-up window on display screen for powerful multi-tasking.
- Clipboard: Advanced copy & paste functionality allows Galaxy Tab 10.1 users to store photos, Web pages, YouTube links, etc., on the clipboard for easy sharing via email and social network sites.
- Indicator Quick Panel: Quickly toggle on/off Wi-Fi, notifications, sound, brightness and settings in lower right hand corner of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 display.
- Photo Editor: Rotate, crop and adjust colors on high quality digital images.
It also includes a new Media Hub, some pre-loaded apps, enterprise solutions, support for Samsung Kies 2.0 (Mac and PC), the latest version of Swype and Wireless Printing with compatible printers. Support for a bunch of new accessories, including a stylus-pen and others announced at NY has been added.
1: Although Samsung has given the choice of not having TouchWiz UX over Honeycomb, non-TouchWiz users will not receive future Android updates.
2: Once installed, users will not be able to remove the TouchWiz UX,
To start updating your Galaxy Tab 10.1, you need to set up a Samsung Account on your device first. Step by Step instructions here
After the account has been set up, follow these instructions to complete the update.
Note: As the full package is just under 180Mb, download from a fast WiFi connection with an unlimited data plan is highly recommended. Good Luck!
Oh, and one last thing. Some of the users don’t like the new UI and prefer the old one. In-case you’re one of them, we recommend reading some in-depth reviews of the update, including one from Engadget in the SOURCE link below. Also, take some time to watch the official demonstration here