Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi getting Android 4.0 ICS

August 28, 2012
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Another Samsung Galaxy Tab is in for a tasty frozen treat today. For those that own the happy-medium sized Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi tablet you will be happy to know that Samsung has just started pushing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out to the slate this afternoon. This comes just after the 7.7 and 10.1-inch models received the same fate.

Yup, the Galaxy Tab 10's smaller sibling that didn't get too much attention is finally getting treated right today. Personally 8.9-inches was the perfect size tablet for me, but no one has ventured back into this size range since Samsung initially did. I'm still hopeful Google makes an 8.9" Nexus tablet.

Now as you can see above the update is already rolling out for users as we speak. Sadly this is only for the WiFi model and the 10 few people who purchased the overpriced AT&T 4G HSPA+ model will have to wait a few more weeks -- or months. The update will run you about 314MB in size and only take a few minutes to install. As usual we'll have Android 4.0 ICS and Samsung's own Touch Wiz UX interface changes.

Samsung announced all their tablets would see updates to Ice Cream Sandwich in August, and for the most part they've been successful on that timeline other than the few with carrier interaction. Lucky for tablet owners this update isn't only available on Kies and can be downloaded and installed completely over the air like previous updates. If you don't want to wait head to a PC with Kies or jump into Settings > About device > Software update to check for updates.

Let us know how the update goes and if you have any issues.

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  • http://shawnw.org shawnw

    I have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 in the US and I still don’t have ICS.

  • bluejava2

    Didn’t get the ICS update for my 8.9 but rather the Honeycomb 3.2 w/ the OTA updates. Will try connecting to Kies and see if the ICS update is available.

    Update: connecting to Kies did result in another firmware upgrade. Looks like it is ICS as it is taking awhile to download. Got my fingers crossed!!

    Last Update: YES! ICS 4.04 now on my Tab 8.9! Updating via Kies is the way to go.

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Honeycomb was a pre req for ICS. You need to be up to date on all official updates before you’ll get ICS

  • scott

    It is about time, now if we can get jelly bean that would be great. Don’t know but the Google search won’t bring up apps anymore.

    • alaska99801

      Dont hold your breath. This is the last update this tablet will get. Its typical Samsung way of doing business. Put out dozens of phones and tablets a year and get one upgrade. After 8-12 months they figure product is old, time to buy something new.
      Thats why this was my last Samsung purchase.

  • Bby Twitty

    Time to get ready the bank transfer of $1.05 Billion?…
    If i’m Samsuck, i would be more worried about repayment to Apple before any interest % accumulates, than bothering with useless crap OS update.

  • alaska99801

    I got my update early this morning, over the air, no problem. ICS 4.04

  • star

    I’ve got the UK wifi model. According to the news floating around I should have had the update by now, but it ain’t happening.

    • star

      ps: Kies doesn’t work on my PC!

    • beeka

      Still no ICS update for the UK?!? Very frustating.

  • http://www.facebook.com/joshua.kastner Joshua Kastner

    Update went perfectly on my 8.9 using over the air method. Loving ICS and Im glad we finally got some love from Samsung.

  • tong_its

    september is rolling and still no ics update via kies or ota. i will not buy samsung again.

  • http://twitter.com/marcisb73 Marcis Buhholcs

    As of today my wife’s 8.9 Tab hasn’t received ICS yet, we’re not in USA though and it is a 3G+WiFi model (P7300) though…

  • Blake

    If Samsung want to hurry up and release this update in the UK some time this century, that’ll be great…

  • Blake

    If Samsung want to hurry up and release this update in the UK some time this century, that’ll be great…

  • Blake

    If Samsung want to hurry up and release this update in the UK some time this century, that’ll be great…

  • martin

    Still waiting for this update !

  • pvd

    Finally….. updated my galaxy 8.9 wifi to ICS in UK :)

  • reh

    no updates available for 8.9. Still stuck on 3.2 honeycomb