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Android 4.0

Windows Phone boss ‘flattered’ by Android 4.0 copycat features

October 20th, 2011

Microsoft’s head of Windows Phone Andy Lees recently said he was flattered by parts of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that appear to mimic features of Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). “It’s always flattering when someone starts copying you ,” Lees told CNETAsia. Perhaps one of the most noticeable similarities is Android’s new ‘People’ feature, which …

ASUS CEO reveals 10-inch Transformer Prime quad-core Tegra 3 tablet

October 20th, 2011

During the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong, ASUS CEO Jonney Shih took the wraps off of one of the first tablets to utilize NVIDIA’s new quad-core Tegra 3 processor. The Transformer Prime, which is just 8.3mm thick, is equipped with a 10-inch display, an SD card slot, a mini-HDMI port and support for up to …

Android 4.0 ‘still not strong enough’ to compete with iPad, vendors fear

October 20th, 2011

Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich alongside the Galaxy Nexus earlier this week and while initial responses have been fairly positive, vendors reportedly believe Google’s new OS lacks the innovation needed to bolster Android tablet sales. According to a report from industry watcher DigiTimes, tablet vendors were put off by Google’s focus on the …

Galaxy Nexus was not designed to avoid Apple patent suits, Samsung exec says

October 20th, 2011

Speaking during the AsiaD conference in Hong Kong recently, Samsung’s head of global mobile product strategy Won-Pyo Hong denied reports that the Galaxy Nexus was designed to avoid lawsuits with Apple. “At the time this was not really an issue,” Hong said, speaking about the design process of the phone. “I don’t know where that …

Ice Cream Sandwich for Motorola DROID RAZR landing in early 2012

October 19th, 2011

Motorola’s senior vice president of portfolio and product management Alain Mutricy confirmed on Wednesday that the DROID RAZR, announced Tuesday for Verizon Wireless, will receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update early next year. Mutricy explained that the phone was designed to run Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), which will be installed when it hits the …

Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus reportedly built to avoid Apple patent lawsuits

October 19th, 2011

Samsung specifically designed the Galaxy Nexus to avoid patent lawsuits from Apple, Samsung’s mobile chief Shin Jong-kyun told Yonhap News Agency Wednesday. “We will see if it will be 100 percent free” from patent infringement lawsuits, he explained, noting that the current ongoing patent war with Apple is in its fledgling stages. “I think it …

Android 4.0 coming to Nexus S, other Gingerbread phones

October 19th, 2011

Google on Wednesday confirmed that its next-generation Android operating system will soon become available as an update for the Nexus S and other Gingerbread phones. Engadget reports that Google executives Gabe Cohen and Matias Duarte have both confirmed that an update is already in the works for Google’s previous-generation Nexus smartphone, and the same process being …

Google unveils Android 4.0 ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

October 18th, 2011

During a press event in Hong Kong on Tuesday, Google officially took the wraps off of its latest Android operating system dubbed “Ice Cream Sandwich,” alongside the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Android 4.0 combines several of the features already available in the tablet-focused Android 3.x (Honeycomb) OS with the smartphone features available in Android 2.3 (Gingerbread). …