Official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update for Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 Coming Soon

Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners are still waiting for the official Android 4.1 update despite owning a (not so) pure Google device, but at least one section of Verizon customers will be made happy soon. The official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Verizon Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be “coming soon” according to Verizon, with the rollout expected to happen at any time.

Having the software version i905.LP11 and weighing in at 248MB, the update will bring all the Ice Cream Sandwich goodies that one expects. Verizon has posted the following features in the update:

  • Applied Android Ice Cream (ICS) OS upgrade to 4.0.4.
    – Pinch to Zoom functionality has been added in homescreen and main menu screen.
    – Google Plus has been integrated.
    – Google Text-To-Speech Engine has been integrated in the upgrade.
  • In Email search menu, search criteria by date, sender & title.
  • In Email Composer, ‘undo’ and ‘redo’ options have been added.
  • A quick response message may be quickly inserted into the body while composing a message.
  • Initiate a ‘New Meeting Invitation’ for Exchange accounts.
  • Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor includes:
    – More ways to sort albums by time, location, people and tags.
    – Photo studio that allows users to crop and rotate pictures, set levels and remove red eyes.
    – Improved Picture Gallery widget lets users look at pictures directly on their home screen.
  • Rich and versatile camera capabilities including:
    – Continuous focus.
    – Android 4.0 Zero shutter lag exposure.
    -Stabilized image zoom.
    -Build in face detection to locate faces in the frame and automatically set focus
    -Single-motion panorama.
    -Apps can now set custom metering regions in a camera preview.
  • Wi-Fi Direct support by Android platform.
  • Android 4.0 introduces built-in support from third-party apps, users can connect to wireless medical devices and sensors in hospitals, fitness centers, homes and elsewhere.

Since there is no word on when the rollout exactly starts, you can try checking if the update is available from time to time from the Settings » About tablet » Software updates tab. God willing it might be available today itself.

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