Items tagged with Android 4.0

Apple upped the ante in the tablet market with its Retina display found in the third-generation iPad, which offers a resolution of 2048x1536. Since then, some Android tablet manufacturers have followed suit by increasing screen resolution and providing a better display overall. Acer's latest Iconia Tab A700 is one such tablet that aims to deliver a more vibrant display than the majority of Android-based tablets on the market today. The Iconia Tab A700 features a 1080p Full HD Display with a 1920 x 1200 resolution, in addition to a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-plus-one-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of... Read more...
Apple upped the ante in the tablet market with its Retina display found in the third-generation iPad, which offers a resolution of 2048x1536. Since then, some Android tablet manufacturers have followed suit by increasing screen resolution and providing a better display overall. Acer's latest Iconia Tab A700 is one such tablet that aims to deliver a more vibrant display than the majority of Android-based tablets on the market today. The Iconia Tab A700 features a 1080p Full HD Display with 1920 x 1200 resolution. Although the resolution isn't quite as high as the latest iPad's display, it's very... Read more...
While the majority of Android users are still waiting on their wireless carrier or device maker to deliver Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), Asus is taking care of its fan base by doling out Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) to Transformer Pad TF300 owners, the company announced on Facebook this weekend. It's the first of several scheduled Jelly Bean updates to the Transformer Series. "We are pleased to announce that we will be rolling out a major software update for the ASUS Transformer Pad TF300, which will bring Android 4.1, Jelly Bean to the device for the first time in North America. In addition to... Read more...
Forget about Jelly Bean (Android 4.1.x), many Android handset owners would be happy if they could just unwrap Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.x) already. If you happen to own an HTC device that was previously promised an ICS upgrade, hang tight, your Android update is coming within the next couple of weeks, the handset maker promised via Facebook. Users have been pinging HTC with ICS questions about their specific handset models, including the Desire S and Thunderbolt. In both cases, HTC confirmed that upgrades are forthcoming, as well as those for all announced products. HTC is planning to update... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab line continues to expand, with the latest additions coming in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series. The Galaxy Tab 2 Series is available in 10.1-inch and 7.0-inch screen sizes. While these second-generation models clearly borrow some design cues and other specifications from their predecessors, we were a bit surprised to find out that not a lot has changed from the first-generation models to the new Galaxy Tab 2 series, at least in terms of their internal components. Although the Galaxy Tab 2 may not offer a lot of new features from its predecessors in the Galaxy Tab lineup,... Read more...
Samsung's Galaxy Tab line continues to expand, with the latest additions coming in the form of the Galaxy Tab 2 Series. The Galaxy Tab 2 Series is available in 10.1-inch and 7.0-inch screen sizes. While these second-generation models clearly borrow some design cues and other specifications from their predecessors, we were a bit surprised to find out that not a lot has changed from the first-generation models to the new Galaxy Tab 2 series, at least in terms of their internal components. In fact, many of the key specifications of the first-generation 10.1-inch Galaxy Tab match that of the second-generation... Read more...
Toshiba is claiming to have the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet with its Excite 10 LE. This Android 4.0-powered tablet is indeed thin and lightweight, measuring 0.3 inches thick and weighing about 1.18 pounds. In addition to its thin design, the Excite 10 LE also offers a number of ports and expansion slots. With its size, ports, and good-looking magnesium alloy surface, the Excite 10 LE is certainly eye catching. Although thin and light are definitely key features for any tablet, we also demand performance. Toshiba understands this, and has included a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Texas Instruments OMAP 4430... Read more...
Toshiba is claiming to have the world's thinnest 10-inch tablet with its Excite 10 LE. This Android 4.0-powered tablet is indeed thin and lightweight, measuring 0.3 inches thick and weighing about 1.18 pounds. In addition to its thin design, the Excite 10 LE also offers a number of ports and expansion slots. With its size, range of IO ports, and good-looking magnesium alloy surface finish, the Excite 10 LE is certainly eye catching. Although thin and light are definitely key features for any tablet, we also demand performance. Toshiba understands this, and has included a 1.2 GHz Dual-Core Texas... Read more...
If you own an HTC device and have been anxiously awaiting an upgrade to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, you'll be interested to know HTC has released some more details as to what devices will receive an upgrade and roughly when those upgrades will arrive. While we're glad to see HTC is giving us some more information about when the upgrades will be available, we're sad for users of the HTC ChaCha, HTC Salsa, HTC Wildfire S, HTC Explorer, and others who will not be receiving an official update to Android 4.0. HTC tablet users who own the HTC Flyer, HTC EVO View 4G, and HTC Jetstream are also left... Read more...
Ultra low cost PCs are all the rage these days, from the $25 Raspberry Pi to a $74 Android 4.0 USB/HDMI thumb drive based on AllWinner's A10 design. The latter was recently made available to purchase from an overseas vendor, and unsurprisingly, stock quickly sold out. Shipments to those who managed to place an order will go out on Friday; everyone else will have to wait until June 10, which is when a new batch is expected to be available. So, what exactly is this thing? This nifty device is about the size of a standard thumb drive and, as mentioned above, boasts both USB and HDMI ports. It sports... Read more...
We weren't terribly impressed with Sony's Tablet S performance when we reviewed the device at the tail end of last year (you can read our analysis here), but that was before Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) started making the rounds. As of right now, ICS is available on the Tablet S, and perhaps it will give the uniquely designed slate the performance punch it needs in order to compete with other Android devices. The ICS upgrade brings a bunch of new features to Sony's Tablet S, including an enhanced lock screen with direct access to Notifications and/or camera, a new panoramic camera mode, an... Read more...
One of the biggest frustrations in the Android camp right now is sitting around waiting for an update to Android 4.0, otherwise deliciously known as Ice Cream Sandwich. What makes it even worse is simply not knowing when, or even if, your device is going to be updated. Well, if you're rocking a Samsung handset or tablet, you don't have to sit around twiddling your thumbs hoping for a status update. Samsung has gone and posted a list of devices confirmed to be receiving an ICS upgrade in the U.S. AT&T subscribers can officially look forward to ICS on their Galaxy S II (SGH-i777), Galaxy S II... Read more...
Asus is now shipping its Transformer Pad 300 tablet which features a starting price of $379.99 for the 16GB model. A 32GB version of this tablet is also available. Both models come with 8GB of Asus WebStorage. The Transformer Pad 300 features a 10.1-inch WXGA IPS capacitive pressure-sensing multi-touch display along with a 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 Quad Core mobile processor and 1GB of DDR3 memory. The tablet runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). Like its predecessor, the Transformer Pad 300 tablet can connect to a mobile dock which offers a full Chiclet QWERTY keyboard and multi-touch touchpad... Read more...
Sprint customers who have been waiting for Android 4.0 and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus won't have to wait any longer. The phone is currently available for $199.99 with a two-year contract. As you may recall, the Galaxy Nexus features Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, a 4.65-inch HD Super AMOLED contour display, and dual cameras for video chat. Sprint's Galaxy Nexus is also among the first 4G LTE devices from the wireless carrier. Even though the Galaxy Nexus supports 4G LTE, Sprint customers will have to wait a bit before they can use this connectivity. Sprint... Read more...
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