To all those who have been [im]patiently waiting for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 OTA to go live, wait no more - the update started rolling out at exactly 12:00am EST. This update brings a whole slew of awesome to the Tab 10.1, including TouchWiz UX and all of its added benefits. I know there are a lot of skeptics out there since this is the first major custom overlay to hit a Honeycomb tablet, but judging from the early reports, it has been very well received.


Here's a quick reminder of what to expect:

  • 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 brings several more subtle changes as well, including enhancements for the keyboard dock, smoother animations, world clock, and many more.

To check for the update manually, grab your Tab and hit Settings > About Tablet > System Updates. Enjoy!

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • SparklingCyaNide

    Installing now, thank you! - D

  • PhanMan

    thanks! installing it now and crossing fingers...

  • John

    Installing too! Thanks for the heads up!

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    Nothing on the I/O Tab yet. :(

    How's everyone liking theirs so far?

    • liams

      I must say I actually kind of love it. As I had read, it seems like it -enhances- vanilla honeycomb rather than bulking it down! Nicely done, Samsung!

  • andre

    my tab just died after the update.
    all seemed well at first and after reboot, graph is a mess an no function at all.

    hope to fibd a way to un-brick...

  • Power

    Mine got bricked as well :( it power cycles but the screen is all messed up - beware!!!

  • Dead Galaxy Tab

    BEWARE... Mine is a brick too. It is definitely running in the background but the graphics are scrambled. Completely unusable.

  • Mash

    How long should the download take?

    My download started this morning at 6. It' has been going 2 hours and still not completed.

  • sfox8

    Mine got bricked too. Same thing as everyone else. The screen is messed up. The software is definitely running in the background but you literally cannot see what is going on. Someone please help! I can't return it because it's past the 14 day return period.

    • bricked TAb

      We called Samsung Direct and they are replacing the tab. Probably should give them a call.

  • redefining

    Installed and running smoothly here. So far I am quite pleased! There is a screen capture feature now, too!

  • Alex

    How do you keep the user interface to desktop in the browser? Eveytime I change and restart the browser it returns to mobile even though it says desktop on the debug settings menu....also how to resize the font on the widgets, it shows several sizes on the widgets menu, how do you toggle between them? Such as the email widget and want the same font as the Gmail widget....

  • Zack

    Now im kinda nervous to push this update after Im hearing about bricking wth!! I wanted to try it....

  • charly

    Here downloaded (had to do it like three times I think... mmm) now something changed, rebooted and the boot up logo is fixed and the (installation?) progress is at 93%.... Crossing fingers, buddies..

  • Push

    easy as any other android update so far - not sure what has happened to some peeps

  • jamz

    mine is bricked as well... the screen is a mess! can't see anything!! i called samsung support and they scheduled me for a repair but i just need to send it in... everything is covered thou, including postage. here is the number 888-987-4357 hope this helps!!! i don't know how i'm going to survive without my tab.. omg and all my apps + data are going to be gone.... not to mention, my skin and screen protector... im so sad

  • Mike

    Hi, saw the tweets re touchwiz ux.. The update bricked my tab into an apx bootloop. Nvflash won't even let me reboot.

  • Mike

    I'm concerned about sending my tab with private data in? I wonder if they exchange it or send mine back?

  • notfaded1


    Follow instructions to fix if your tab didn't update.