The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is about the most exciting Android tablet around (for now). Those who have been using it can vouch for its great performance, amazing size/weight and the beautiful stock Android experience. As most of you may know, stock Android is going away as soon as Samsung is ready to push that OTA update, which looks to be soon. Samsung is holding an event in New York August 3rd where they will unveil TouchWiz UX for the Galaxy Tab 10.1. The update will be coming soon afterwards.
If you’d like to jump in on the action sooner, go ahead and get the update on-site. This will be done manually (side-loading), and it will wipe your data. You might want to wait for the OTA if you don’t want to go through the hassle. That being said, you can simply show up from 1-6 pm, after the demonstration (11 am – 1 pm), and get your Galaxy Tab 10.1 updated by the Samsung staff.
It seems most users would rather keep their stock Android experience, due to the bad fame manufacturer UI’s have earned. But as we’ve reported before, this one seems to be a bit different; it’s not as intrusive as TouchWiz for phones. It might be worth checking out.
Are you guys settling with TouchWiz UX? Will you just not update your tab? Will you be rooting the device and flashing a custom ROM on it? Let us know what you think. And if you’re around New York, it might be worth going to check out Samsung’s demonstration. For those that can’t, take a look at the video embedded below to see how TouchWiz UX looks.
Somehow, due to the common conception of manufacturer UI’s, I do fear that not many will actually go and get the update. But who knows? People might feel adventurous! Do you?