Here are some screenshots of my late Galaxy Tab 8.9 running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is the highest version on Android the Tab 8.9 is going to get without some hacking on the user’s end of things.
An ICS homescreen with a few app icons.
An ICS homescreen with a few widgets.
Some more widgets and icons.
Depending on the widget, spacing between on-screen objects can be strange.
Like Honeycomb, you can see what a widget will look like before choosing it.
Long pressing on the homescreen brings up a menu of options.
Hey look! In ICS, you can manage your homescreens. (I actually preferred just one.)
Here’s what a folder looks like in ICS.
A collection of TouchWiz mini-apps in ICS.
Changing default applications. I wish iOS did this.
Selecting from the default ICS wallpapers.
Selecting a wallpaper from saved images.
It’s useful to use a square image for your wallpaper.
After you go through the multi-step process of picking a wallpaper, you can choose where you see it.
The default application launcher.
You have numerous options to organize apps in the launcher.
Selecting apps to hide in the launcher. I like this feature.
Just like Honeycomb, ICS never seems to handle portrait orientation well.
The portrait keyboard is nigh unto unusable. Just too cramped.
Goodbye, nameless Android browser. Hello, Chrome.
Chrome helpfully magnifies smaller clickable objects on websites.
HTML5 video runs just fine in Chrome.
No Flash? But I thought…never mind.
While an improvement, Chroms still struggles opening some pages at the correct zoom level.
Google’s GMail app.
The TouchWiz email app.
Google’s Reeder app.
Fullscreen scientific calculator.
Taking a picture with the camera app. Never take photos with your tablet.
Play Books still looks and works the same as before.
Reading in Google Play Books.
Like the Nook app, you can browse chapters directly from the menu.
Browsing Play Movies.
Music stored in Google Play Music.
Music in carousel view.
The Google Play store before the big redesign.
Play Store categories.
Featured apps in Google Play.
Checking out an app in Google Play.
Integrated Google Search. It just ends up launching the browser, so I’m not sure of the point.
Browsing saved images.
You have tons of sharing option in ICS.
Go Launcher, an alternative to TouchWiz.
The Go app launcher.
Choosing apps to place on a homescreen in Go.
Managing homescreens in Go.
Go Launcher features gesture commands.
Go Launcher also features voice commands.
Timer by OPOLOO is a wonderful timer.
Timer also has a pleasant light theme.
Eye in the Sky was my favorite weather app for Android.