Samsung Galaxy Tab Gingerbread Update Begins Rolling Out to Sprint Users

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab might not have the hardware to stack up against the newly released Galaxy Tab 10.1, but thanks to an update rolling out today at least one carrier-branded version of the 7-inch slate will get a fresher build of Android that might restore some of its appeal. It isn’t the tablet-specific Honeycomb, but the Android 2.3 update should breath some new life into Samsung’s first Android tablet.

Maintenance release EF17 is now going out to Sprint users, with the update expected to reach all owners of their Galaxy Tab within four days. Anyone out there receive their piece of Gingerbread yet?

[via Sprint]

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  • Dario Sucic

    Are you kidding, the hummingbird rapes the shit out of that tiny little Tegra 2 tablet.
    SGX540 > Geforce ULP

    • WW

      True, with the update the Tab is much smoother than all the Honeycomb tablets, which is kind of sad.

  • Edgardo padua

    I still waiting

  • Casey Lee

    Any word on the Verizon Tab getting the Gingerbread update?

  • James Bell

    And that will be the last that Tab owners hear from Samsung.

  • John Windberg

    anyone know how to get the update without having a sprint contract? My tab is a refurbished one, and I only use wifi.

    • Owen Edwards

      I have the refurb’ed Sprint Galaxy Tab (from Woot), without Sprint contract (I just use WiFi), and it popped up with the option to update to Gingerbread last night. The upgrade was painless, and it seems to be working fine. Haven’t really checked out what’s changed yet…

  • ultimatedesire

    Grab it here,Official Gingerbread Update File for Galaxy tab,Clean,ready to flash

  • Ed Olulenu

    Just performed the update using this file from xda forums ( It worked great. Now I can use Netflix and Skype Video without issue.