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Ice Cream Sandwich

Google’s Nexus tablet may enter production in April

February 24th, 2012

Speculation surrounding an own-brand Google tablet began late last year when Google chairman Eric Schmidt was quoted as saying the company planned to soon “market a tablet of the highest quality.” The slate is expected by many to be a 7-inch Nexus-branded device that will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and compete with the …

LG announces the Tegra 3-powered Optimus 4X HD

February 23rd, 2012

LG on Thursday unveiled its first quad-core smartphone, the Optimus 4X HD. The handset features a 1.5GHz Tegra 3 processor with a 4.7-inch True HD IPS display and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The Optimus 4X HD will also come equipped with 16GB of internal storage, 1GB of RAM, a 2,150 mAh battery, an 8-megapixel rear camera …

LG announces L-style Android phones ahead of MWC

February 21st, 2012

LG on Tuesday announced three more Android smartphones ahead of next week’s Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain. The “L-style” series will feature the Optimus L3 (3.2-inch), L5 (4-inch) and L7 (4.3-inch), three smartphones for design-conscious consumers. “Design is consistently the top or second most important factor for customers when choosing a mobile …

Swype updated to support Ice Cream Sandwich

February 16th, 2012

The popular third-party software keyboard Swype has been updated to support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Swype is an app that uses word prediction in combination with swiping motions to allow users to quickly write emails, text messages, tweets and anything else that requires text input. The software is still not available in the Android …

Ice Cream Sandwich update for ASUS Transformer delayed

February 16th, 2012

ASUS on Wednesday announced that the original Eee Pad Transformer will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the coming weeks. “We are informed that the ICS upgrade for TF101 will be ready within the Feb/March 2012 period,” said an ASUS representative on the company’s Singapore Facebook page. “You will be able …

Android 5.0 ‘Jelly Bean’ could push fragmentation to new heights

February 16th, 2012

Despite the fact that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is only found on a handful of Android devices — Ice Cream Sandwich penetration currently sits at 1%, just as it did more than one month ago — a new report suggests Google is preparing to launch the next major build of its mobile platform as …

Motorola announces Ice Cream Sandwich update timeline, omits Verizon devices

February 15th, 2012

Motorola on Wednesday announced additional information regarding its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule. The company has confirmed that an Ice Cream Sandwich update is currently rolling out to the XOOM, with the XOOM Family Edition, Atrix 4G, Atrix 2 and Photon 4G set to receive the update in the second quarter and third quarter …

Samsung cancels plans for upgraded Galaxy Nexus

February 15th, 2012

Samsung has reportedly canceled plans to launch a new version of its Galaxy Nexus smartphone. The South Korea-based consumer electronics giant had plans to release an updated version of its pure-Google GSM phone that included 32GB of internal storage, but major retail partner Expansys says Samsung has informed it that production of the new handset …