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The Asus Transformer Prime tablet update was happily welcomed, it not only brought Ice Cream Sandwich, but also a fix for the device’s latent GPS issues. But now it appears like the update hasn’t solved any problems and has even added to the agony.
The Adam 2 will be running Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS and will also feature TI’s Wi-Link 7.0 (Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and FM transmit/receive in a single chipset) and Phoenix Audio Power Amplifiers, along with PowerVR SGX5xx GPU.
It will only work on devices which run Ice Cream Sandwich though for now and will not be streaming music from your Google Music account. Neal expects that he will be able to backport CM9 Music “as much as possible”, but some features such as notification and lockscreen controls on older Android versions will have to be sacrificed.
Recently, many major tablets like the Asus Transformer Prime, have begun receiving Android 4.0 updates. In response, Motorola is bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to Motorola Xoom tablets – at least for a few lucky ones out there.
A white Galaxy Nexus is hitting several retailers in the UK next month, including Clove and MobileFun. It’s an all-vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich this time around, but pricing remains the same as the original flavor.
According to NotebookItalia, who got this leaked rendering, ASUS will officially announce a 7-inch version of its successful Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. The rendering makes it look like it's running Android Honeycomb, and at launch time it's quite possible, as no recent ASUS Android devices were launched with Ice Cream Sandwich just yet.
The fine folks at XDA-Developers report that ASUS has chosen to lock a bootloader on its flagship tablet, the Eee Pad Transformer Prime. This is extremely sad news for all the tinkerers who were hoping to get Ice Cream Sandwich on this powerful tablet currently running a lightly customized stock ASUS Android 3.2 (Honeycomb).
One thing is trying to improve the performance of the Silk browser, but its just mind blowing how attempting to "improve" it would cause a Fire user such grief that they would easily choose an alternative browser, like side-loaded Opera Mobile with its hardware accelerated Web page rendering. More radical ways of accelerating Web browsing experiences for the Amazon Kindle Fire could be offered by flashing an Ice Cream Sandwich based custom ROMs on Fire, thus rooting it. That is, when these ROMs would be available for public consumption.
Motorola officially announced that their Droid Bionic would see an upgrade to Android 4.0 in the coming months, however some users may get the taste of Ice Cream Sandwich on their devices right now.
For UK Sony customers, it means that Sony Tablet P and Sony Tablet S will get the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade very soon.
Phandroid has leaked pictures apparently showing that Huawei is working on putting Ice Cream Sandwich on their MediaPad (branded at T-Mobile as Springboard, between $180 and $250 on contract, $450 without).
At the least, it was no more a splash than the news about this strange, very Chinese slate being chosen as the first official Ice Cream Sandwich tablet endorsed by Google's Andy Rubin, of all people.
Linaro, a not-for-profit engineering organization consolidating and optimizing open source software for the ARM architecture, has announced the availability of builds of Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) supporting accelerated graphics on two of its member's low cost development boards
It was reported at XDA-Developers forum yesterday that the OTA (OTA=Over-The-Air) update for the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet to its 6.2.1 version of firmware has killed its rooting procedure, a so called SuperOneClick. It's worth mentioning that rooting in itself is not the real target for all those tinkerers at XDA-Developers and elsewhere. It's just a tool that facilitates running alternative firmware on the Fire, namely CyanogenMod 7 and coming CyanogenMod 9 (based on Android Open Source Project for Ice Cream Sandwich). It improves handling the device in its sideloading mode, and, conversely, sideloading some system apps might take rooting and superuser privileges essential.
Much hype surrounds Android’s newest OS version; Ice Cream Sandwich. Ever since it was first unveiled, Android lovers have waited as patiently as possible for the introduction of a new flagship device from Google. The wait is finally over and Google’s Galaxy Nexus -- a new Android smartphone designed around Android’s newest version -- Ice Cream Sandwich is here.
No, it's not quite the same as getting your hands on the upcoming Nexus Prime and tasting Android Ice Cream Sandwich, but it is nice to see that the old darling of the Droid world is still getting some love.
Twitter user @tfleming223 shook the Android community when he began tweeting lines of a cryptic poem which is believed to contain some details about the launch of the Ice Cream Sandwich Android and Nexus Phone. The poem gave a hint, implying a November 3rd Verizon release.
Pocket-lint is reporting that Google will release the 2.4 iteration of Android in June/July. According to “multiple sources familiar with the matter”, there will be an announcement to this end at the beginning of May during the company’s IO conference. Android 2.4 will reportedly be dubbed Ice Cream (or potentially Ice Cream Sandwich) following on the heels of the launch of Donut (D), Eclair (E), Froyo (F), Gingerbread (G) and Honeycomb (H).
Smartphones, tablets, gaming console, and an even exercise bike, we are seeing Android all around us. If you are still feeling that there is something missing maybe this Android powered cordless home phone from Panasonic might cheer you up, provided you haven’t already abandoned your landline.
If you're in the market for a new Android tablet and don't have a ton of money to spend, the $137 Coby Kryos could be for you. It might not be the fastest tablet in the market, but it is certainly one of the most affordable.
When it comes to LED and plasma televisions, Samsung is one of the biggest industry leaders. If you're in the market for a new big-screen TV, there's a great deal being offered where you'll get a brand new Galaxy Tab 2 for free as part of the bundle.
The Vertu TI may even be the most expensive Android smartphone ever sold with a retail price of a mere €7900 , or roughly 10,500 USD.
There's a reason why the Samsung Galaxy S III is widely touted as being one of the best Android smartphones on the market today and now it seems that you can land yourself a stellar deal on the phone too. It's on sale for just a penny.
HTC is getting ready to announce a couple of new Android smartphones and it looks like we've got the inside scoop on all of their pertinent features and specs. Neither one of these devices sounds like it's going to be a flagship, as that spot is being reserved for the HTC M7, but they are approaching the middle and lower tier of the market with the M4 and G2, respectively.
While the LG Nexus 4 and LG Optimus G are very similar, they have one major difference: stock Jelly Bean versus LG-skinned ICS. Not everyone cares about having a the latest (stock) version of Jelly Bean, but if you do, this is certainly a pretty big difference.
In a recent press release, Chinese telecommunications company Huawei announced that they would be releasing the Ascend P1 on Amazon for customers in America.
In the recent months, MetroPCS has released a couple of very affordable phones for consumers. They've done it again today releasing the ZTE Avid 4G.
Just under 3 months ago, Google purchased Nik Software, the developer behind Snapseed. At the time, Snapseed was only available for iOS and it cost $4.99. Today, Snapseed arrived in Google Play for free and was changed from the $4.99 price tag to free in the App Store.
Are you in the market for a new Android tablet and want to find the best deal possible? The 7-inch version of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 just happens to be on sale for $50 off, bringing the price down to a mere $199.00.
Been pondering whether to get one of Samsung’s new Galaxy tablets? Now may be a good time, because the 7-inch Galaxy Tab 2 is now for sale on Amazon for just $248.
Now, another software update has been pushed out to the Sony Tablet S, bringing more "small apps," plus a new feature called Guest Mode.
What about children? No shortage there either. There are smaller handhelds and tablets out there that run Android from a variety of companies. Many of these are carried by retailer Toys R' Us. Soon though, the big kid's toy retailer will have its own endorsed tablet- the Tabeo.
The Motorola RAZR M 4G LTE is finally official, though it certainly wasn't a secretive launch at all. The newly announced device is a pretty decent looking midrange device, though it's nothing to get all that excited about either.
Today Motorola revealed several new handsets, the flagship model being the Droid RAZR HD. The new model comes in three variants- the RAZR HD, RAZR Maxx HD and the Developer version. The developer version is just a regular RAZR HD, with an easy to unlock bootloader for those that like to tinker around.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 2 has officially been unveiled at the Berlin Unpacked Event.
The Transphone is aiming to bridge that gap too and we've got the first exclusive hands-on photos of the upcoming device.
Yes, there's a lot of attention being paid to the Google Nexus 7, but you can actually spend the same amount of money on a 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and get a free keyboard docking station to boot.
Gigantic multimedia theater PCs have quickly started to become displaced in favor of light weight Android devices that can do many of the same things, but at much cheaper price points. The newest addition to the Android media player family comes from Diamond Multimedia, under the name AMP 1000.
The massive 5.3-inch "phablet" has been available through AT&T for some time, but now Old Magenta is getting into the mega-smartphone game too with the Samsung Galaxy Note.
You might even remember the frenzy surrounding the PS3 launch with systems going for up to $2,000 on eBay. The Ouya is not that kind of video game console. It's only $100.
This is the first phone to use Motorola's new "Circle Widget" on the home screen, giving you quick access to weather, battery, and your AT&T account. Expect to see the Motorola Atrix HD sell for $99.99 on contract when it hits AT&T on July 15.
Recently Google confirmed that Android Jelly Bean is indeed on its way, adding new features and debuting alongside the new Nexus 7 tablet. The new OS version is set to arrive first with the Nexus 7, and will start to show up as an update on older handsets this July. So what exactly is different this time around?
The Taiwanese company has announced that it will be revealing something "INCREDIBLE" this week and sure enough, they did.
You can expect to get tabbed browsing, of course, but Chrome for Android also has incognito. There's also the ability to sync your open tabs with your desktop to read later and the ability to switch tabs "the way you would fan a deck of cards."
One of the first smartphones to be powered by an Intel processor is the Lenovo Racer-A, a device that you may have once known as the Lenovo K800. And now it's up for presale.
Decades ago, no one would have thought that the idiot box would evolve into something smarter. We are in the era of the smart TV, and companies like Apple and Samsung are already heavyweights in this segment. The latest machine to enter the market is from Lenovo, who have just launched their Android powered K91 smart TV in China.
Personally, one of the highlights is the inclusion of a native screenshot capture. It used to be that you had to root the Sony Tablet S to get this feature, but now it's built-in; just press the power and reduce volume buttons at the same time.
As expected, Intel’s first Atom-powered Android smartphone, the Lava XOLO X900, has arrived. But the device is a mid-tier one and is just meant for the Indian market, although what is important is that Intel’s inside and the chip maker’s first major push is just the beginning.
Yesterday, we talked about a rumor about Sprint’s version of the HTC One X. And today, it’s about another device from the company’s One series, the HTC One S. The folks over at TmoNews appear to have got their hands on a web document which shows off the release date of the One S on T-Mobile’s network as April 22nd.
The new iPad, as you know, has arrived with impressive specs, but all those features have resulted in the device becoming fatter and heavier....