Nov 14th, 2011

Word around is that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi is getting an upgrade to Android 3.2, but instead of the general round of improvements we’d expect, the upgrade actually breaks something – WiFi. Considering that’s the only connectivity option for internet on these models, we’d say that’s a pretty huge deal.

Apparently the update appears to go smooth at first, but upon rebooting some users are seeing a message notifying them that the upgrade has failed and prompts them to connect to Kies or contact Samsung support.

Member Sav224 couldn’t connect to any WiFi network. While the radios picked up on the access points in his area, he could never get past the “obtaining IP address” stage.

This is a huge problem and we are reaching out to Samsung to see if this is an acknowledge problem and to see if they’ll be working on a quick fix. Any of you experiencing the same? We suggest those who haven’t upgraded yet hold off until we can figure out exactly who this update affects and to see if it’s a widespread issue.

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