About a week ago, we reported that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update for Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 Wi-Fi has been made available worldwide. Today, Samsung reportedly rolls out the same update for the 3G version of its 8-incher tablet. Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G ICS update has been made available today for all regions. Owners may be able to get notifications about the update and could immediately start the process without any troubles.
This update as well as the one for the Wi-Fi version is in light so Samsung’s promise to update majority of its devices to the latest version of Android as much as possible. However, this will also make the model susceptible to Apple’s patent claims knowing the Cupertino-based tech titan recently requested court to add 6 Samsung devices including Galaxy Tab 8.9.
Since there is not much difference between the Wi-Fi and 3G variants of these models, the update is almost the same in size and features. According to Sam Mobile, a website driven to bring latest updates from inside Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G ICS update is intended for the P7300 model. Here are some details the website posted today:
Android Version: Android 4.0.4
Product code: GT-P7300FKAATO
This Ice Cream Sandwich update can now be pulled down from Samsung’s servers using the company’s KIES application or over-the-air. Owners are advised to make sure they are stable internet connection prior to implementing the update as there have been so many reported cases that devices were bricked due to interrupted update process.
While this could be the last update Galaxy Tab 8.9 models may ever see, it is a huge update; it would overhaul the device’s user interface while brings hundreds of bug fixes including performance boosters. Being Samsung’s first generation of Galaxy tablets, Galaxy Tab 8.9 was originally released running Android 3.0 Honeycomb, a hotshot OS almost a couple of years ago.