Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 TouchWiz Update in the Pipeline

July 4, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Those who have been looking to see Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 slate may have to wait only a little more. The company was set to release the Galaxy Tab 10.1 with the newest version of Honeycomb, Android 3.1, so as to meet the deadline, rather than have Samsung’s TouchWiz UX skin as originally planned.

It seems a Samsung account in your name would be helpful for you to get the update because, if you have an account set in your tab, it will notify you as to when the update becomes available. This is similar to what the Google IO Edition Tabs did when the 3.1 update was available for them.

Earlier this year, in March, when Samsung first gave a preview of their tablet version of TouchWiz, we found some cool features like a mini apps tray, an enhanced settings panel and clipboard. The mini apps tray works similar to the dockbar in ADW launcher, but launches apps in its own window on top of your current activity.

Other features included are a tablet version of Swype, Amazon’s Music Cloud Player and Kindle apps, mobile printing, Zynga’s Words with Friends game, FindMyMobile, a GPS tablet locater/remote wiping app, several enterprise features, four preloaded apps and Samsung’s Media, Music, Readers and Social Hubs. So there are a whole lot of bonuses for you, if you wait for the TouchWiz update.

But if you don’t want anything to interfere with your Samsung and your Android, we think you are better off without the skin. Once the update rolls out, we will fill you in.

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