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Ice Cream Sandwich

Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean now on a quarter of all Android devices

October 2nd, 2012

The latest Android numbers from Google (GOOG) highlight continued growth for Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. As of October 1st, Ice Cream Sandwich is now found on 23.7% of all Android devices, an increase from 20.8% last month, while Jelly Bean has increased slightly to 1.8%. Despite the recent growth, the nearly two-year old …

Ice Cream Sandwich finally gaining steam as share jumps to 16%

August 2nd, 2012

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich seems to finally be catching on. The latest numbers from the Android Developers blog show that Ice Cream Sandwich is now on nearly 16% of all Android devices, an increase of five percentage points from the 11% Android device share ICS claimed last month. This momentum is significant because ICS …

Google Now can now be ported to Ice Cream Sandwich

July 6th, 2012

Google Now is one of the coolest new features that Google has brought to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, but since Jelly Bean has only been announced for three different devices so far, it could be a while before most Android users actually get to use it. But thankfully, an XDA-Developers forum member has come up with …

Motorola Atrix HD unveiled: 4.5-inch display, Ice Cream Sandwich and more

July 5th, 2012

Motorola has published a landing page for the newest addition to its Atrix smartphone series, the Motorola Atrix HD. The device stacks up well in the specs department and features a 4.5-inch display screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, a …

Google Chrome for Android hands-on: Asses kicked, names taken

June 27th, 2012

Google has effectively ended the debate over which mobile browser Android fans should use on their smartphones and tablets — the answer is Chrome. And it’s not even close, either: the Android version of Chrome, re-released Wednesday on Google Play after having shed its beta label, chews up and spits out other mobile browsers. Why? …

Chrome for Android out of beta, available now on Google Play

June 27th, 2012

Google is trying to end the debate over which mobile browser works best for Android by releasing the mobile version of its popular Chrome browser to the Google Play store on Wednesday. The Android version of the browser had been in Beta until Wednesday and is currently only available for devices that have Android 4.0 Ice …

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update now finally live

June 25th, 2012

The Samsung Galaxy S II, the still-popular older brother of the Samsung Galaxy S III, has finally graduated to Android 4.0. Although some AT&T customers reported having access to the Ice Cream Sandwich updates on their S2 devices last week, Samsung said that the upgrades were still being tested and thus pulled them off the …

Ice Cream Sandwich named best platform experience by Parsons

June 13th, 2012

Google’s Android operating system has seen many changes throughout the years. When it was first introduced, the platform was bland and the user experience was boring, which led many vendors to customize their devices with skins that were meant to enhance a user’s experience. As the platform grew, the user experience slowly began to improve and …

Sprint's HTC EVO 4G LTE launches May 18th for $199.99

May 9th, 2012

Sprint on Wednesday announced that its upcoming flagship Android smartphone, the HTC EVO 4G LTE, will become available on May 18th for $199.99 on contract. While Sprint doesn’t yet have a nationwide 4G LTE network to support the new One-series smartphone, subscribers will find plenty of cutting-edge technology to tide them over until Sprint begins …