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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Delayed? Again?

by Mihai Matei on September 20, 2012


If you happen to own the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 then you should already be aware that when it comes to Android OS delays, this particular gadget might take the cake this year. Numerous reports and leaks from carriers have indicated multiple roll-out timeframes in the past and it really seems like things are not going as they should.

Telus was supposed to launch Ice Cream Sandwich on the Tab 8.9 back in July, then the update has been pushed back to August, September and now, Android 4.0 for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE at Telus seems to have been delayed again.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Delayed ? Again ?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Ice Cream Sandwich Gets Delayed ? Again ?

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE ICS at Telus

In the past, the Korean manufacturer was a bit infamous when it came to deploying updates, but this year and especially with the arrival and the success of the Galaxy S3, things appear to have changed for the best. Updates have rolled-out more quickly, more devices have been updated and Jelly Bean is also expected to land on a handful of Samsung devices.

However, despite all these improvements the situation is far from being perfect and it appears that the Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners are the ones to suffer the most, and in case you were expecting a meaty ICS update at Telus by the end of this month I’m afraid it might not going to happen.


The carrier has officially delayed the roll-out and according to their new update schedule, Android 4.0 now has no “expected in market date”.

Whether or not this delay concerns other carriers like Bell or Rogers is currently unknown, but if things will take a wrong turn we’re most likely going to hear all about it, so stay tuned and we’ll keep you up to speed. Let’s hope for the best.

Thanks Mobile Syrup for the heads-up regarding the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 LTE Ice Cream Sandwich.

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