Verizon version of Galaxy Tab 10.1 get ICS

Posted by Mark Raby

Finally, Verizon has signed off on an Ice Cream Sandwich update for its version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1.

The WiFi version of the tablet received the upgrade to Android version 4.0 a while back, leaving those with the more expensive Verizon version in the dust.

The carrier has not announced when the update will happen, but it has confirmed that all the necessary testing has been completed.

Ice Cream Sandwich is one of the biggest updates to Android yet, and includes such features as scanning your face to unlock the phone, a much more robust speech-to-text software program, and an entire platform of data sharing that focuses on Near Field Communication (NFC).

Several other manufacturers have pledged support for the new update, and a bunch of phones currently running an older version of Android.

Ice Cream Sandwich is now powering more than 20% of active Android devices, according to the company's most recently released official statistics.