Android 4.0 update rolling out to AT&T’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 via Kies

December 12, 2012
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Two weeks ago, we saw the international 3G variant of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 (GT-P7300) finally got their Android 4.0 package signed, sealed, and delivered. If you own the device on AT&T (SGH-i957), we’re happy to report that the Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for your tab.

For now, the firmware upgrade “will not be made available over-the-air”. Those who’d like to make the jump to ICS will have to get it via Samsung’s PC companion software Kies. It’s extra work for users, but one that should be worth the hassle.

Ice Cream Sandwich is leaps and bounds better than Honeycomb in terms of performance, stability, and features. Plus, you can run apps that are only available for Android 4+ devices, such as Chrome and others.

If you can’t quite figure out how to get and install the I957UCLK4 upgrade through Kies, check the following website for detailed instructions. Let us know how the machine runs after the update in the comments below.

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