There’s been a lot of talk lately over how slowly Jelly Bean updates are rolling out to Samsung’s top tier Android devices, but one thing that seems to have slipped people’s minds is that Sammy still has some loose ends to tie up from ICS software leaps.
There probably aren’t as many Samsung devices stuck on Gingerbread or Honeycomb as, say, Motorola products, but it’s still frustrating as heck for tech users to be avoided by Android 4.0 upgrades when a year has passed since ICS’s release. Especially when we’re talking about tablets that were considered high-end just months ago. And when there have been so many empty promises and unmet deadlines.
Although Samsung Canada, Bell, Telus and Rogers haven’t made an official announcement on the matter yet, it seems that the Canadian LTE version of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is finally getting its share of Ice Cream Sandwich treats.
That’s according to an internal Bell document leaked to the guys over at Mobile Syrup and that very clearly states that “Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE”. The doc mentions a start date of October 22 (as in yesterday), and, while it is to be taken with a pinch of salt, looks like the real deal to us.
Of course, we have no changelog on our hands at the moment, so we can’t tell you exactly what you’re signing up for, but if you happen to get an automatic prompt message, you should not think twice before hitting download and install. You will definitely be getting a new and improved UI, features like Face Unlock and major performance bumps, so what’s not to love here?
Be sure to also check out for the upgrade through Kies and then come back to us and let us know if ICS is finally available for your LTE-enabled 8.9-inchers.