Looks like U.S. Cellular has decided to give owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab on its network a tasty treat as we head into the weekend. An update to Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread is now available for the U.S. Cellular Galaxy Tab, bringing with it goodies like security patches and improved power management. The update is build number EJ06 and weighs in at 220MB. As usual, we've got the full list of changes ready and waiting for you down below.
Certainly Gingerbread isn't quite the same as Honeycomb, but when you consider that the U.S. Cellular Galaxy Tab launched a year ago with Android 2.2 Froyo, I'd say that a bump up to Android 2.3.5 is worth getting excited about. If you're a Galaxy Tab owner on U.S. Cellular that wants to get in on this update goodness, you can find step-by-step instructions right here. Just don't forget to come back and let us know how everything's working for you when you're all done, ok?
- Google platform upgrade to Gingerbread 2.3.5 Operating System
- Bluetooth HID profile added for supporting Bluetooth keyboards
- Any application downloaded from the Market that is moved to the SD card and then set as a Shortcut on the home screen will disappear when the device is rebooted
- Default settings value changes:
- Wireless and networks: Wi-Fi Setting = On
- Sound settings: Vibrate = Always, Screen lock sounds = Off
- Language and keyboard: Select input method > Samsung keypad
- Messaging: Auto-retrieve = Off, Roaming auto-retrieve = Off
- Email: While roaming Use above settings
- VPN support
- Improved volume control when playing a video or movie while listening with a headset
- Google security patches:
- DigiNotar certificate revocation
- Libpng security update
- Remove auto accept of Bluetooth paring for Handsfree Profile (HFP). This vulnerability allows a nearby third-party to auto connect to Bluetooth HFP and potentially access contact data on the mobile device.
Via DroidDog, U.S. Cellular