In the Android ecosystem, the first ever tablets (other than the first experimental builds like original Galaxy Tab and HTC Flyer) ran on Honeycomb, Android 3.0, which was tailor-made to suit the tablet devices’ larger screens. Unfortunately (or not), Android 3.0 didn’t really see much glory for two reasons. One, it was rather buggy in itself, and two, when Ice Cream Sandwich was released, it unified both tablet and smartphone versions of the Android ecosystem, making it redundant to have a separate OS in the first place. For the same reasons, the said Android version didn’t see much developer love, either.
Ever since Google pushed Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), we’ve seen a bevy of quickly put together ROMs for popular devices. Smartphones like the Galaxy S III, One X and tablets like the original ASUS Transformer and Kindle Fire all have one or more Android 4.1 Jelly Bean based custom ROMs available for those who want to get a taste of the confectionery.
While we are still a few months away from seeing the official, stable release of Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9, an unofficial, not-so-stable build of Android 4.0.3 ICS has been released. We’ve got the details and a easy-to-follow step-by-step guide after the jump!
While Samsung has already promised to bring Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to the Galaxy Tab 8.9 eventually, a trio of dedicated developers have already managed to get ICS working on the Galaxy Tab 8.9. We’ve got the details right after the jump!