Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Honeycomb OS: Updated to 3.1

We’ve been keeping readers informed with all the latest developments on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, the tablet device thought to be due for release on June 8 and have recently given pre-order and price details, a review roundup and news on accessories. Now we have news of an update to the OS before shipping, to Android 3.1.

This upcoming tablet has impressed many and a brief recap on specs and features will remind you of its ultra-slim design, 10.1-inch display, 1GHz dual-core processor and 16 or 32GB versions. It was due to run on the tablet-specific operating system, Android 3.0 Honeycomb but today we have heard that in fact it will now be released running Android 3.1.

This came to us from Todd Haselton over on BGR with the confirmation coming from Samsung’s official Facebook page. The Samsung website for this tablet also reflects the updated OS, which is bound to please many. Enhancements expected from the OS update include improved graphics performance, Google Android movie rental and Flash Player 10.2 support, resizeable widgets and more.

If you want to find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 check out the Samsung product page here where you’ll also see the OS listed as 3.1 Honeycomb. There’s no news on whether this will push back the expected release date but let’s hope not. Are you waiting for the arrival of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and what are your thoughts on the OS update? Let us know with your comments.