Samsung may be having a hard time finding room on the Galaxy S and original Galaxy Tab for Ice Cream Sandwich, but hackers have found plenty of room on the Galaxy Tab 8.9. The developers at the XDA forums are working on an Ice Cream Sandwich build for the 8.9-inch tablet, with an alpha already available.
Unlike the Sony Ericsson ICS alphas, the developer alpha for the Galaxy Tab 8.9 has some of the features working. The alpha builds currently have Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS working on the Wi-Fi version of the tablet. Other features like the camera and video playback aren’t fully working, but those should be coming soon. Of course, in this early build there’s also bound to be a few bugs in the code and tweaks that still need to be made.
Users that have installed the build seem to be happy so far, saying that the ROM is quicker than the Honeycomb with TouchWiz skin that Samsung put on the device. Again, this is an early build, so beware that it may be too buggy for you at the moment.