When Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 first launched earlier this year it was running a stock version of Honeycomb. At CTIA 2011, the South Korea-based vendor showed off its TouchWiz user interface and promised an update for tablets in the near future. While Wi-Fi versions of the slate were updated soon after the announcement, Verizon’s LTE variant was left untouched — until now. Verizon is currently pushing an over-the-air update that brings TouchWiz along with other fixes and improvements to the Galaxy Tab 10.1. TouchWiz includes numerous custom widgets, a mini app tray, and various “Hubs” for social media, reading, and music and videos. Other additions for the device include support for DivX video along with Bluetooth 3.0 and Samsung’s AllShare DLNA solution. It would be best to connect to Wi-Fi when applying the update, which is a 351MB download. More →
Verizon Wireless on Thursday confirmed that it is in the process of rolling out an over the air update for its HTC ThunderBolt smartphone. Software build number 1.13.605.7 will improve the ThunderBolt’s ability to move data over Verizon’s 3G network, and it includes messaging improvements as well. Other features listed by Verizon Wireless as being fixed or improved in this update include device activation time, GPS start up time and accuracy, and stability of apps like, Facebook, KAYAK and My Verizon. Users will receive a notification on their devices once the update is available for download. More →
Motorola DROID X users are reporting that the highly anticipated update to Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is finally beginning to rollout. Update 4.5.588 is currently being delivered to devices as an over-the-air (OTA) update and while no official change log is available at this time, the stand-out addition is obviously Gingerbread. Yes, the DROID X has finally been thrust into 2011, which will definitely be a relief for many anxious owners. What’s more, the new Android 2.3 build for the DROID X has already been rooted, and a public root solution should become available shortly. So, DROID X owners, if you haven’t already received the update, sit tight — it should hit your handsets soon. For the impatient among you, hit the read link to download the update file and apply it manually.