Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 gets update on release

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was released yesterday, along with an update for the device's software.

The software update includes the TouchWiz UX user interface with a host of new features, including the Live Panel a magazine-like widget where users can gather their most important information.

A Clipboard contains "advanced copy and paste functionality," Samsung said, to allow users to store files and links for simpler sharing via email and social networks.

The update, due to be made available from Friday, will include a number of preloaded apps such as Amazon Kindle and Music Cloud Player.

It will also come with full support for Exchange ActiveSync version 14 and Cisco VPN as well as featuring on-device encryption and mobile printing capabilities.

The Galaxy Tab 10.1 went on sale yesterday evening in stores across the UK. The Wi-Fi version of the device will be exclusively available in Currys and PC World stores for a month before being released to the rest of the UK.

IT Pro saw between 50 and 100 people queuing outside a Currys and PC World store on Tottenham Court Road yesterday evening waiting to get their mitts on the hotly-tipped iPad rival.

Yuk Lin Wong from Edgware became the first person in the UK to own the device.

Users who want the update will have to sign up to a Samsung account here after Friday, as it isn't preloaded on the tablet just yet.

Check out our review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 here.

Tom Brewster

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