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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 (opens in new tab) 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.

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.