Android 3.2 Rolls Out to Galaxy Tab 10.1 Wi-Fi, Breaks Wi-Fi

November 16, 2011
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    Samsung recently released an over-the-air update for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 (Wi-Fi version) tablet, although the update apparently brought more problems than it fixes. While the upgrade to Android 3.2 Honeycomb was expected to improve performance and stability, some users reportedly suffered connection problems after applying the update.

    The list of complaints that have surfaced in Android Central’s forum, for example, include:

    • Inability to connect through Wi-Fi using DHCP dynamic IP
    • Kies connectivity problem
    • “Firmware update failed. Please try installing using Kies (PC)” error message during reboot
    • Auto-rotate display no longer working

    Being deprived of a Wi-Fi or Kies connection can be very difficult for Wi-Fi-only owners, with their tablet becoming pretty much useless. Those who, unfortunately, completed the upgrade can connect through Wi-Fi by setting the IP address to a static address.

    In the meantime, word has already reached Samsung and the company gave the following response:

    Samsung is aware of an issue that some Galaxy Tab 10.1 customers have experienced with today’s software update. We are working on a resolution and will provide more information shortly. In the interim we have chosen to discontinue availability of the update.

    Affected users will have no choice but to wait for a fix. You can check out samsung.com/tabupdates but don’t expect too much from a webpage that has been last updated in July.

    Have you received your OTA update for Honeycomb on your Galaxy Tab 10.1?  Did you also experience similar problems after applying the update?

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    Comments

    • http://twitter.com/tabletpcexpert Tablet PC Expert

      This is really serious.. Samsung has to take some initiatives to get it corrected before the customers gets fed up.

    • Jlsyring

      Yes. I did. And for now a wifi only tablet, to screw up the wifi, that’s a pretty big mistake. It’s pretty much useless as of right now.

    • Bonjourq

      why 3.2 ? is that mean they wont upgrade to ICS 4.0 ?

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