The update, which will be released over the air, will also feature fixes for VPN capabilities, power management enhancements, and Bluetooth HID support. The Sprint Samsung Galaxy Tab is connected to the carrier’s 3G network (not its WiMAX 4G network) and will be moving up from its current OS of Android 2.2, aka Froyo.
The update is available now and users will be receiving notifications about the software upgrade over the course of the next few days. With this bump, the Galaxy Tab will be comparable — in terms of their operating systems — to the other Sprint Android Tablet, the HTC EVO View 4G.
The Galaxy Tab, the original Android tablet, is currently available on Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and U.S. Cellular, but there has been no news yet on whether or not the other carriers will bring the Gingerbread update to their Galaxy Tabs.