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[Q] Worth Buying?

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By SWFlyerUK, Senior Member on 21st April 2012, 04:08 PM
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22nd April 2012, 09:08 PM |#11  
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Robyr:

Obviously you are not at a decision point of purchasing (or returning a recently purchased) SGT 7 plus.

O.K., lets say you are right when you opine Samsung will release ICS for the 7+. The next question is when?. Two week , two months, six months? Every week new 7" tabs, with ICS installed, and with new and improved features, are coming on the market. Given these circumstances, how long is an appropriate time to wait for a current operating system upgrade for your newly purchased (and only recently released to the market) Tablet.
I love my 7+, but I also want the smoothness, and increased versitility that ICS brings. I have it on my Transformer 102 wifi, and my Xoom wifi(contrary to what an earlier poster stated) and I even have it on my poor little ole Nook Color (CM9), and I do not feel those of us owning Tab 7+ 's, not tied to a carrier should have to wait any longer without some official indication of timing schedule from Samsung.

Let's not lose sight of the fact that the ICS operating system has been available for a considerable amount of time, and, I suspect, most, if not all of the 7 plus's that have been sold in this country were purchased in anticipation of upgrade to ICS in the" not-to-distant future" from their purchase date I know that certainly was the case with me. Instead of providing that upgrade in a timely manner, it appears Samsung chose to undercut their own customers by bringing to market a low cost, downgraded Tab 7, using ICS as a sales feature, while leaving their 7 plus customers out in the cold.

I have two days left to decide whether I will keep my 7 plus. It is not an easy decision. However, whichever way I decide, in the future I will always be very cautious about purchasing samsung phones or tablets.

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Decided to buy it, will be here tomorrow and can't wait!
24th April 2012, 10:47 PM |#13  
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All the other manufacturers are just as bad, if not worse than Samsung when it comes to upgrades of IS, and it has been a 'feature' of the phone market for as long a there have been phones capable of being upgraded.

The way I look at it is that the tablet still works exactly the same way now as it did when I bought it, irrespective of ICS's prevalence on other tablets. Sure it's nice to get a new OS, and I won't complain if ICS is released in a timely matter, but if honeycomb sucked that badly then it would have been a poor purchase in the first place.

But as for the OP, go enjoy your new tablet, and remember to feel sorry for the chumps with aching arms from holding their heavy iPads up all day =)

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Thanks guy, arrived yesterday and what a fantastic device. Alot better than the Son Table S, although I paid 270 for mine and noticed there was no IR?
25th April 2012, 08:19 AM |#15  
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No IR
There must be some variation in the models. I bought mine in the US in Feb from Best Buy for about 250, and it came with IR, and a cool piece of IR software for controlling TVs, DVD players, etc.

However, it appears Samsung have not changed model numbers despite the hardware change.
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Thanks for the response.

I'm on GT-P621 and was a little confused about root.

Can someone point me to the correct root solution thread please?

Not a noob, but a newby to this device!
26th April 2012, 11:12 AM |#17  
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Can someone point me to the correct root solution thread please?

Try here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1367249
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