LTE is slowly making its way to tablets, and should start appearing on more devices this fall. According a leaked internal Verizon document, both the Motorola Xoom and the seven-inch Galaxy Tab will see 4G updates in late 2011.
Previous rumors pegged the Motorola Xoom upgrade for September, though it was originally slated for the spring. Now, there may be a solid date, as the leaked report lists September 8, 2011 as the LTE 4G upgrade launch date.
The device, which was announced at CES 2011 and then released two months later in March, was touted as being the first “4G Upgradeable” tablet. However, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 4G is the first official tablet device to arrive on Verizon’s LTE network. Reports at the Honeycomb tablet’s launch indicated the upgrade was to occur sometime in May.
Also announced at CES 2011 was the Galaxy Tab 4G, a new version of the original Galaxy Tab, which will support the Verizon LTE network. That appears on track for a November release date, which would be one year to the month of the original Galaxy Tab 3G launch.
The seven-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab currently runs Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and not Google’s tablet operating system, Honeycomb.