Some questions regarding the Galaxy Tab 10.1

Discussion in 'Android' started by soulx, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. soulx
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    Well I'm getting a Galaxy Tab 10.1 soon. I have absolutely no experience with Android so this will all be new to me. I am curious about a couple of things.
    • Is there any way to upgrade from Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich while still maintaining the ability to connect to my carrier?
    • How would I root it and what benefits are there to doing so?
    • Do you have suggestions for apps to install?
    • Any other general tips?
    Thanks!
     
  2. soulx
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    I just checked and I was completely mistaken. It's actually a Galaxy Tab 10.1. Sorry!
     
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    • Is there any way to upgrade from Honeycomb to Ice Cream Sandwich while still maintaining the ability to connect to my carrier?
    There isn't a ICS ROM for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 unfortunately ;L
     
  5. Twilight Loz

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    But early next year, the galaxy tab 10.1 will be getting ics over the air