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Latest update to Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may ruin WiFi

Excited about the latest update to your ultra-thin Samsung Tablet? Maybe you shouldn't be if you enjoy using your WiFi.

While the update to Android Honeycomb 3.2 isn't too terribly exciting, many Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 owners were excited when they turned their tablets on to find a system update available. Unfortunately, this very update turned out to be nothing but a curse in disguise for many as it seems to be rather permanently breaking WiFi on the devices.

The problems don't stop at WiFi either as users have reported losing their Bluetooth and screen rotation capabilities after the update as well. The obvious first response to such an issue is to institute a factory reset, but that does not appear to bring the device back to its original state which we liked quite a lot here at

The update, which first rolled out on the Huawei MediaPad, mostly optimized the operating system for 7" tablets, fixed a number of bugs, and allowed for a new zoom mode for applications that haven't yet been optimized for Honeycomb.

While this botched update seems to have caused a whole lot of grief for those willing to shell out at least $499 for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung has acknowledged the problem and has vowed to resolve the issue as quickly as they can.


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Richard Labarge, 2011-11-15 (Update: 2012-05-26)