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Android 4.0

Google’s Nexus Tablet possibly revealed in leaked images

April 3rd, 2012

It is widely believed that Google will enter the tablet market in 2012 with a self-branded 7-inch Android tablet. Earlier rumors indicated that the Internet giant had teamed up with ASUS and a Google-branded tablet is reportedly a “done deal.” Pocketnow on Tuesday published what it believes to be a press image of Google’s Nexus …

Android fragmentation rears its ugly head once again

April 3rd, 2012

Google updated its Android version tracker on Monday, revealing that the latest version of its mobile operating system — Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich — has more than doubled its installed base over the past month. Unfortunately, that only carries Google’s current Android build to a 2.9% share of all devices. Combined with Honeycomb, this means …

Sprint Galaxy Nexus rumored to launch on April 22nd

April 2nd, 2012

Sprint’s version of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus may launch on April 22nd according to a purported internal document obtained by The Verge. In terms of hardware, the handset is identical to the Verizon Wireless version, however Sprint customers will have access to Google Wallet. The internal document also points to Sprint’s first 4G LTE phone …

Sprint rumored to launch HTC One X as the EVO One

March 30th, 2012

Reports last week indicated that Sprint would launch a smartphone code-named the HTC Jet on June 10th. The handset was a variant of HTC’s One X and would launch nearly two years after Sprint’s iconic HTC EVO 4G, the carrier’s first WiMAX-enabled smartphone. New information from AndroidCentral, however, claims that the device will be called the …

T-Mobile may launch HTC One S on April 22nd

March 29th, 2012

The HTC One S may launch on the nation’s fourth largest network on April 22nd, according to a purported internal screenshot obtained by TmoNews. The One S features an ultra-thin 7.9-millimeter case that houses a 4.3-inch qHD AMOLED display, a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, a 8-megapixel camera, 16GB of internal storage and runs …

Google’s $199 Nexus tablet may pressure vendors to cut prices

March 28th, 2012

It is widely believed that Google will entere the tablet market in 2012 with an own-branded 7-inch Android tablet. The search giant has reportedly partnered with ASUS to build a $199 device that will compete against Amazon’s Kindle Fire. These low-cost tablets are expected to have a big impact on the entry-level tablet market and apply …

‘Smoked by Windows Phone’ loser turned winner auctions prizes for charity

March 27th, 2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus user Sahas Katta found himself thrust into the technology news cycle recently after he allegedly smoked a Windows Phone but was denied his prize. Katta took part in a Microsoft contest that asked users of Android phones, iPhones or any other smartphone to compete against a Microsoft store employee with a Windows …

Sony Japan announces ICS for Tablet S and Tablet P

March 22nd, 2012

Sony Japan on Thursday confirmed that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is soon headed to the Tablet S and Tablet P. Sony Tablet owners will receive an Android 4.0.3 update next month, however it is unclear if this is only for the Japanese market. Along with Google’s latest operating system, the update will …

Acer Iconia Tab A510 announced for U.S. and Canada, starting at $449.99

March 22nd, 2012

Acer on Thursday announced the company’s first quad-core tablet for North America, the Acer Iconia Tab A510. The 10.1-inch tablet is equipped with a 1,280 x 800-pixel display, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, a microSD slot, an HDMI port, a 5-megapixel rear camera and a 1-megapixel front facing …

Ice Cream Sandwich now available for AT&T’s HTC Vivid

March 22nd, 2012

AT&T announced on Thursday that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has begun to roll out to the HTC Vivid. The Android 4.0 update also includes Sense 3.6, and it brings the company’s Beats Audio technology to the 4G LTE handset as well. The Ice Cream Sandwich update will deliver advanced voice and text input to …