Samsung iPad 2 Nemesis To Get Major Update

Samsung has revealed on its official US website that it will be releasing a number of updates for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet fairly soon, which we suspect will be rolled out to other territories fairly quickly.

Users will need to setup a Samsung account prior to checking whether and when software updates are actually available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. The update will bring the ability to purchase and rent movies as well as next-day TV shows from the Tab, via Samsung's own Media Hub; the content can be shared across up to five Media Hub-enabled devices subsequently.

The most visible change will be the new Samsung TouchWiz user interface which will introduce features like Live Panel, Mini Apps tray, a clipboard as well as an indicator quick panel.

Samsung has also included a number of services aimed at enticing enterprise users and ensuring that they are "able to operate more efficiently on-the-move". These are more exhaustive EAS IT policies, on-device encryption, Sybase Afaria compatibility, enhanced mobile printing as well as Cisco / F5 VPN capability.

Also coming soon are a number of accessories including a USB adaptor/connection kit, an SD card adaptor and an HDMI dongle, just like the Apple iPad 2.