While Samsung’s intentions to keep the Galaxy Tab up to date haven’t really been a secret, we are getting more confirmation out of the slate’s launch in India on the matter. A Samsung representative said that, barring any hardware setbacks, the tablet should see both the Gingerbread and Honeycomb versions of Android when they eventually come to market. When that will be isn’t quite clear, but it seems like Google may be setting up a 1-2 punch similar to the release of Android 2.0 and 2.1 in quick succession.
Gingerbread is rumored to make its debut before christmas, and we should expect news on Honeycomb to come early in 2011. When both launch and when they make it to the Galaxy Tab is a different story entirely. Just take the Samsung Galaxy S as an example, which still awaits its date with Froyo months after the new OS was first unveiled.