Items tagged with Android 4.0

Android 4.0 (aka Ice Cream Sandwich) has been available for a little while now, but many carriers and manufacturers are still working hard to roll out official updates. Today, Samsung began rolling out an Android 4.0 update to its unlocked Galaxy S II devices in America. While users of carrier-branded Galaxy S II devices will continue to wait for an update, there are plenty of carriers and manufacturers that are working on updates of their own. According to details shared with Droid Life, Verizon Wireless is getting ready to release an Android 4.0 update for the Motorola Xoom (3G/4G) tablet as... Read more...
If you have an Acer A100 or A500 tablet, you may be wondering when that promised update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is coming. Previously, Acer said the update will be available in April. Now that April is winding down, Acer is getting more specific with a date. On Acer's support page, the company revealed that US owners of the 7-inch Acer A100 and 10.1-inch A500 tablets will begin receiving the ICS update starting April 27th. Unfortunately for users who own the AT&T A501 variant of the A500, no update is currently planned for the tablet. For A100 and A500 users, we expect Acer's skin... Read more...
According to a leaked Best Buy image obtained by Android Police, Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx Verizon Wireless users won’t have to wait much longer to get their hands on an OS update to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich. The leaked image reveals the update for these two smartphones could arrive in a just a few days, with April 4 being the suggested date. Just two days later, the image suggests the HTC Rezound will also receive an update to ICS. The updates will be delivered via a standard over the air update. Not long ago, AT&T announced plans to update a number of its devices,... Read more...
Acer took the wraps off of its first Tegra 3 Quad core processor-based tablet. The all new Acer Iconia Tab A510 promises a battery life of up to 12 hours of video playback with its 9800mAh battery. This 10.1-inch tablet features Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and has a WXGA (1280 x 800 resolution) HD display. Other key specs include 1GB of DDR2 memory, 32GB of onboard storage, a 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and a 1 megapixel front-facing camera. The tablet also comes with the Polaris Office productivity suite and a wireless printing app. The Iconia Tab A510 is available for pre sale now at... Read more...
Samsung isn’t the only company rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to its phones. HTC announced that 16 of its handsets with get the ICS treatment, although details on exactly when that will happen are spare. We do know that HTC is in the “early stages” of pushing the update to HTC Sensation and Sensation SE devices, with Sensation 4G and Sensation XL to follow shortly thereafter. Considering that it will apparently take weeks for all Sensation and Sensation SE devices to get the update, it might be quite a while before owners of other handsets see ICS. The full... Read more...
Samsung officially announced the availability of an upgrade for its Galaxy S II phones to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Initially, the upgrade will be made available in European countries including Poland, Hungary, and Sweden. Korea will also get the update right away. If you're wondering about the rest of us, Samsung says the update will "gradually roll out to other markets." Samsung also reassured owners of its GALAXY Note, GALAXY SII LTE, GALAXY R, GALAXY Tab 7.0 Plus, 7.7, 8.9, 8.9 LTE and 10.1 that an update will follow soon for those devices. Moving forward, it sounds like it's on... Read more...
Every Android fan wants a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) and those ICS updates can't come out fast enough. Even worse is not knowing when your phone or tablet will receive an upgrade, forcing you spend more time that you'd like scouring the Web looking for any hint of new information, substantiated or not. Well, if you own a Motorola device, you don't have to guess when you'll receive Ice Cream Sandwich because Motorola oh-so-kindly provided a detailed roadmap today. It's not exactly the smoothest of roadmaps, in which Motorola breaks down the upgrade development cycle into four different... Read more...
Yet another Android device is unwrapping Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). This time it's rolling out to Motorola Xoom tablet owners, and not just a select few who opted in to the Motorola Feedback Network. Now that Motorola has had a week to see how its tablet handles the upgraded OS, it's giving the OTA update its stamp of approval so anyone with a Xoom tablet can hop on the latest and greatest Google has to offer. The update is called IML77 and is available to Xoom owners in the U.S. For rooted users who want a pre-rooted stock build, you can snag the appropriate firmware over at XDA's forum... Read more...
Leave it to the creative cooks working in the kitchen at XDA Developers' forums to come up with a way to serve Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' (ICS) on Barnes & Noble's Nook Tablet device. A locked bootloader made things more challenging than they had to be, but as with similar recipes, installing ICS on the Nook Tablet is simply a matter sidestepping the locked bootloader altogether. They've figured out how to do that. "So now that we have found the leaking crack in the bootloader and proved its usefullness... others are going to start work on a couple of key projects that I could use a little... Read more...
If you've been paying attention to Android smartphones lately, you know there's one device that people have been talking about and eagerly anticipating for a few months now. That phone is the Galaxy Nexus. The reason this phone is so hot is because it is the first smartphone in the US to run Android 4.0, better known perhaps as Ice Cream Sandwich. As the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to offer a single Android platform that will run on both smartphones and tablets. There's another key feature about the Galaxy Nexus: It doesn’t have a lot of customizations or UI... Read more...
If you've been paying attention to Android smartphones lately, you know there's one device that people have been talking about and eagerly anticipating for a few months now. That phone is the Galaxy Nexus. The reason this phone is so hot is because it is the first smartphone in the US to run Android 4.0, better known perhaps as Ice Cream Sandwich. As the latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich is designed to offer a single Android platform that will run on both smartphones and tablets. Prior to Android 4.0, users would have one version of Android running on their smartphones and another... Read more...
If you've been anxiously awaiting the release of the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet, you may not have to wait much longer. We already knew that the tablet was scheduled to ship sometime next month, but now we have a slightly more specific date. According to a preorder page on Newegg, the tablet could be released about a week and a half from today on December 8. Newegg's preorder page also shows the price tag of the tablet: $499.00. This price should keep the tablet competitive with other offerings on the market. As you may recall, the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime features NVIDIA's Tegra... Read more...
A Verizon Wireless ad for the Galaxy Nexus has appeared in various locations around the web. This ad suggests the Galaxy Nexus, which will be the first phone to feature Android 4.0, could be available for $199.99, which is $100 less than some of Verizon Wireless’ other high-end smartphones. After clicking on the Learn More button, users are taken to a promotional page for Verizon Wireless that does not list the Galaxy Nexus. It’s hard to say if this price on the ad is a long-time deal or if it will be a special holiday promotion. The ad does appear to be legit however, since it’s... Read more...
If you weren't already excited about the upcoming release of Google's Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) platform or the Eee Pad Transformer Prime tablet from Asus, you will be after watching a video of the two working together with NVIDIA's Tegra 3 quad-core processor. This is the kind of technology threesome that should appeal to anywhere, regardless of which way you swing (yes, we're looking at you, diehard iOS fans). "Google has done a great job on ICS and has made the platform open to the ecosystem and easy to develop on. Thanks to Google’s developer support, NVIDIA’s experienced... Read more...
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