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Android 4.0

Android 4.0 reportedly coming to Nexus S in ‘the next few weeks’

March 16th, 2012

It seemed as if Google had all but forgotten about its once beloved Nexus S. The company’s previous flagship handset was slated to receive an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in December, but due to unforeseen problems that still remain a mystery, Google pulled the update shortly after its release. Since then, there has …

Android 4.0 update coming soon to 16 HTC devices

March 14th, 2012

HTC on Wednesday confirmed that 16 of its devices will receive a “tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich.” An Android 4.0 update will hit the DROID Incredible 2, Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt and Vivid. The …

Samsung releases Android 4.0 ICS update for European Galaxy S II

March 13th, 2012

Samsung on Tuesday announced an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available in Europe and South Korea for the Galaxy S II. An update for the Galaxy Note, Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R,Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus, Tab 7.7, Tab 8.9 and Tab 10.1 will follow in the near future. Samsung is …

Ice Cream Sandwich updates coming to 12 Verizon phones and tablets

March 6th, 2012

Verizon Wireless on Tuesday announced that the latest version of Google’s mobile operating system, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, will be coming to 12 smartphones and tablets currently offered by the carrier. No details regarding release timing were provided, however the carrier stated that Ice Cream Sandwich updates will be issued for the following devices: …

ASUS rumored to produce Google’s ‘Nexus Tablet’ featuring quad-core Tegra 3

March 5th, 2012

Speculation surrounding a Google-branded Android tablet is ramping up with a new rumor suggesting that the search giant has partnered with ASUS to release a 7-inch tablet, an Android fan site reported on Monday. The slate is expected to retail for $199 and include a quad-core Tegra 3 processor with a stock version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. …

Samsung says Galaxy S III isn’t launching in April; most likely May

March 5th, 2012

Samsung’s highly anticipated follow up to the Galaxy S II was all but confirmed for an April launch. The South Korean manufacturer has taken to Twitter to shoot down rumors once more. The company said that previous speculation around the launch date are untrue and “once a specific launch date [is available] we will notify …

Samsung Galaxy S III launch reportedly confirmed for April

March 2nd, 2012

The sequel to Samsung’s wildly popular Galaxy S II will launch in April. ZDNet Korea claims to have confirmed the time frame with Cheil Worldwide, Samsung’s marketing and advertising agency. The firm is reportedly planning a huge campaign in the United Kingdom, one of the Galaxy S III’s initial launch markets, and the focus of …

Android fragmentation gets measured; 2012 is the year of Gingerbread

February 29th, 2012

Fragmentation is a recurring issue that haunts the Android ecosystem in many ways. While Google’s latest version of the Android platform was intended in large part to address the issue — which many believe to have peaked when the software giant launched Android 3.0 Honeycomb and maintained two entirely separate versions of Android for smartphones …

Hands on with LG’s entry-level L-Series smartphones

February 28th, 2012

The term “entry-level” immediately reduces the appeal of smartphones in markets like the U.S. these days, as flagship phones are typically far more exciting and innovative. Still, it’s notable when a manufacturer goes to some length to differentiate an entry-level line of smartphones, and LG has done just that with its new L series. The …