Samsung has been working to push Ice Cream Sandwich to the entire Galaxy Tab series as of late. We've already seen it hit the 7.0 Plus Wi-Fi, 7.7, and 10.1. As usual, owners of carrier-connected tablets have to wait a bit longer, as the update has more hoops to jump through before it can get the final approval and make its way to said devices.

Looks like T-Mobile is among one of the first carriers to offer the update for its variant of the Tab 7.0 Plus, and it's scheduled to become available tomorrow. However, this one isn't coming over-the-air (OTA); you'll have to turn to Samsung's proprietary Kies software to grab the download. Don't worry, though: it'll be worth it.


The changelog notes all the various differences that one would expect to come with ICS, but there's one very interesting anomaly: it states the Android version as 4.0.5, which we assume is a typographical error. That doesn't necessarily mean it is a typo, however, so we've reached out to both T-Mobile and Google for confirmation.

Update: Here's T-Mobile's official word on the matter:

Thanks for asking! According to the information provided, the device will be updated to 4.0.5. If this ends up being incorrect info, I'll make sure to update the document accordingly.
Thanks again for making sure our information is correct.

We're still betting it's an error.

In the meantime, you can start prepping for that download - the 14th is just right around the corner.


Cameron Summerson
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  • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

    Android 4.0.5, eh?

  • Jon Garrett

    I don't understand how I have the Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and I'm still on Honeycomb., I'm not tethered to any carrier so whats the hold up?

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Cameron Summerson

      The ICS update should be available now; I pulled it on my Tab 10.1 earlier today. Had to use Kies, though - it wasn't showing up as OTA.

      • Jon Garrett

        yep, got it. thanks.

      • Wayne

        Kies says my GT-P6210 "does not support initialising" and that I have the latest firmware.. but I'm still on Honeycomb! Purchased in the US, located in Trinidad & Tobago and not tethered to any carrier.
        What have I missed?

  • Robert Alex Kibler

    As usual, those of us with an 8.9 are screwed.

  • farmerchet.1

    No ICS via Kies for Galaxy Tab 7 Plus. I know there are a ton of articles on the internet that it is available in the US, but when you use Kies it does not find the OS update.
    Called TMobile and they don't seem to know anything about the OS update.

  • http://twitter.com/trixwaswid trix

    just upgraded, it works after 2 times failed...