Items tagged with Ice Cream Sandwich

Motorola has struggled to regain its previous lead in the smartphone industry for years and the company has apparently grown desperate enough to tap device nostalgia for a product barely seven years old. The new Droid RAZR is an interesting product—it's the only cell phone we're aware of that incorporates Kevlar into its structure—but analysts aren't certain the move is going to help Motorola's sales. "Just because it's called Razr doesn't mean it's the next Razr," said Alkesh Shah, an analyst at Evercore Partners in New York. "I don't think any one phone will be a game changer for Motorola." Shah is probably right, though not necessarily for any reason that's the fault of Motorola.... Read more...
Google recently took the wraps off of the latest release of Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. This new OS is designed to work on both mobile phones as well as tablets. Some of the new features include a new font that's optimized for HD displays, an improved keyboard, interactive notifications, and resizable widgets. The OS will eliminate all hardware buttons and replace them with more adaptable software buttons. Google also revamped the web browser to make it faster. The browser now has a refined tab manager and the ability to sync bookmarks with Google Chrome. Improvements have also been made to the Gmail and Calendar apps. New ways of sharing content are also included with Android... Read more...
As expected, Samsung Mobile and Google officially announced the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong last night. In the past, we've known this phone by a few names including the Nexus Prime and Droid Prime. This phone will be the world's first smartphone to feature Google's latest version of Android – version 4.0 which has also been called Ice Cream Sandwich. Key features of the Galaxy Nexus include a 4.65 inch HD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1280x720, a 1.2GHz dual core processor, and LTE or HSPA+ connectivity. The Galaxy Nexus will feature software navigation buttons which is a first for Android smartphones. Like the Nexus S, the Galaxy Nexus will feature a Contour Display. You won't... Read more...
Last week, we told you that Google and Samsung were postponing an event out of respect for Steve Job's recent passing. Now, the two companies are ready to reschedule this event. On October 19, Samsung and Google are expected to reveal the Nexus Prime smartphone and Google's latest version of Android known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The October 19 event will take place in Hong Kong. Samsung said it plans to reveal a new smartphone that will run on the latest version of Android at the event. Although Samsung didn't disclose the name of the phone, the company released the following statement, "We are unpacking our new Android phone in concurrence with Google." The Google/Samsung Hong Kong event is scheduled... Read more...
Yesterday, we told you about the Nexus Prime, a hot new smartphone that was expected to be unveiled next week. Now, we're getting word that Google and Samsung may be delaying the arrival of this highly-anticipated smartphone. In a statement released today, the two companies said they won't be showing off the Nexus Prime at the Samsung Unpacked event next week during CTIA as we expected. The Nexus Prime is also known as the Galaxy Nexus and the Droid Prime. Whatever you call it, this smartphone was expected to give us the first look at Google's next version of Android known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The two companies issued this statement: "Samsung and Google decide to postpone the new product announcement... Read more...
One week after Apple's "big event," which is the introduction of the next-generation iPhone, or iPhones, Google and Samsung have scheduled their own "big event." October 11, 2011, will be the Samsung Mobile Unpacked Google Episode, where folks will be able to "get a look at what's new from Android." We already know the answer to part of that: "Ice Cream Sandwich," which is still to receive a number, but which we'll guess is 4.0. ICS is supposed to unify the tablet and smartphone experiences on Android devices. The second thing they will introduce is some sort of Samsung Android phone. It will be the next-generation of Google developer phones, the successor to the Samsung Nexus S which was in... Read more...
Rumor after rumor has suggested that Apple will be releasing a new iPhone at some point in the relatively near future. Depending on who you listen to, the latest iPhone could be announced as early as this month. Now, a new rumor suggests that Google may push up the release date of its next version of Android, known as Ice Cream Sandwich, in an effort to better compete with the iPhone. When Google announced Ice Cream Sandwich, the company said it would be available sometime this year. Rumors then suggested the release would be near Thanksgiving in order to enable Google, manufacturers, and carriers to take advantage of the holiday shopping season. If Google moves the release up, the latest version... Read more...
Asus has dropped news this morning of what could be considered the showstopper of Computex 2011 in Taipei Taiwan. With all the buzz this past year has brought to the smartphone and tablet space, it's actually surprising it took this long for a major player to step up with the almost too obvious innovation of combining both products together.  Motorola enjoyed some lime light with netbook dockable Atrix 4G smartphone but now Asus is turning heads with a product dubbed the Padfone. And yes, they're spelling it the cool way, with the letter "f" and all. Powered by what looks like Android Honeycomb but what is rumored to likely to end up being Ice Cream Sandwich by the time the product ships... Read more...
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