by Randy Khoo, 1 year ago
Although the Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S2 has already been confirmed, I could not help myself when news on the Alpha port of ICS for the SGS2 appeared on the web. Despite having a…
Until the Galaxy Tab 8.9 gets an official, stable release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Galaxy Tab 8.9 users have an option of trying out an unofficial alpha build of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. A team of coders from XDA Developers has put together a ROM which gives many users a taste of what it would be like to run ICS on their Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Before you get too excited about this preview, there are a few snags that are worth mentioning. This release is quite buggy. Some of the features that don't work are the camera, 3G, YouTube HD videos, and Google Voice Search. Wi-Fi, however, can be used, as well as GPS and Bluetooth. If you're willing to overlook a few catches, then this alpha may tide you over until Google officially releases ICS for the Galaxy Tab 8.9.
If you're still determined to install this alpha of Android 4.0.3 ICS onto your Galaxy Tab 8.9, you'll need a few things before you begin:
If you notice that the device boots slowly and apps start slowly the first time, don't worry. It's expected, since this ROM is a deodexed ROM.
The team behind this alpha build is still working to fix a few more bugs, but until then, enjoy your alpha copy of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Galaxy Tab 8.9.