The Galaxy Tab 8.9 has an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM available, courtesy of the nice people of XDA. It is still in the earlier stages, but you can test it out now if you like. Let us know how it goes down in the comments. Source: XDA
We finally get an official comment about whether or not the second generation of Galaxy Tabs will be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. The devices listed that will be updated include Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Note. Obviously, the update will not be out anytime…
Ice Cream Sandwich is going to be revealed with the Nexus Prime on October 19th. The Nexus Prime is rumored to be Samsung built, meaning that the Samsung Mobile team has had plenty of hands on time with the Ice Cream Sandwich code. I am confident that we will see an official update from Samsung…
The title pretty much says it all. Sunday October 2nd the Wi-Fi version Galaxy Tab 8.9 will be available in the United States. There will be both the 16 GB and 32 GB models for $469 and $569 respectively.
The Galaxy Tab 8.9 is coming out later this month according to Best Buy’s website, and the Galaxy Tab 7.7 is coming in the coming months according to Samsung. A lot of people missed the smaller form factor of the original Tab, so which of the these two is better?
Comparison after the break.
That’s right boys and girls, the elusive Galaxy Tab 8.9 is finally about to land on US shores. Note that this is not the 1.5 GHz LTE model, but instead the 1 GHz Wi-Fi only model. That might be a disappointment for some, but it is what was promised by Samsung earlier this year.
Best Buy has them up for pre-order now for $469.99 and $569.99 for 16 GB and 32 GB respectively. That is $30 cheaper than the Galaxy Tab 10.1 and it is more portable. Which is better? That is for you to decide when they ship out between September 25th and 30th.