Samsung Mobile has issued invitations to select members of the press regarding a media event this time next week, when the company is due to unveil a “major software update” to its 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab tablet. The press-only event is scheduled for Wednesday, August 3, at the Samsung Experience store at the third floor of Columbus Circle in New York. Users will be able to either wait for this update to come over the air or sideload it, which will remove all the data on the device.

Samsung has been building anticipation regarding this firmware update, selectively leaking tidbits we documented here and accompanied by a company-made video walkthrough that shows off some of the exciting new capabilities. First up, you’ll get the fully customizable Samsung TouchWiz overlay that will let you use Live Panel and Mini Apps services. Next, the software will feature a strong showing of Amazon apps, including Music Cloud Player, Kindle and Words with Friends. Finally, a re-designed Samsung Media Hub user interface and new enterprise-grade features are also in the cards, the invite reads. [youtube=]

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