Samsung pulls Galaxy Tab update over Wi-Fi flaw

Samsung's recently-released Android 3.2 update for its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet has just been pulled, following reports that it breaks the tablet's ability to connect over Wi-Fi.

The update was designed to bring new functionality to Samsung's flagship ultra-slim tablet - and the device that has Apple's lawyers foaming at their collective mouth over claims it copies the iPad's design - but has been pulled by Samsung after a rather serious flaw was discovered.

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

The problem occurs when the tablet is used to connect to a Wi-Fi network after the update is applied - it refuses to work. All other functions remain usable, but for a device which is primarily a means of accessing the web while sat on the loo - let's be honest here - that's likely to be little comfort.

Thus far, Samsung has not indicated a time scale for the re-release of a fixed patch - but with the Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' source code now available for public use, it will have to get its skates on if it wants to release the update before its users start clamouring for the next release.