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Consequences Of Android’s “Openness”

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rguments of both analysts tend to agree that the openness of Android as its strong point is suddenly nowhere to be found when business and market considerations prevail. Sure, from a business standpoint, it really doesn't matter what platform and development models are used in a given product: it's an impact of a product itself that has an importance.

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Ice Cream Sandwich May Arrive On Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy S

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Presumaby, the same issue must be affecting the port of Ice Cream Sandwich to the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab. That shipped with Android 2.2 Froyo last year. The assumption is the elimination (or shrinkage) of TouchWiz would enable ICS to get onto both devices a little more easiliy. Samsung isn't guaranteeing an ICS port to the SGS and Gtab, so you might have more luck waiting for an unofficial port via the folks at XDA or elsewhere on the web.

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Huawei MediaPad Gets ICS

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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).

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Google’s Nexus Tablet

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Google's Eric Shmidt has reportedly said that a Google-branded tablet might be launched in the first six months of 2012. The tablet plans were mentioned during an interview with Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. Schmidt’s quote could mean many things.

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Pre-Alpha Build of ICS on original Motorola Droid A855

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This is a very early custom build of CyanogenMod 9 (Android 4.0.3 out of Android Open Source Project) that didn't get its own fork at CyanogenMod repositaries just yet. Adventurous users and fans of the original Motorola Droid may get a first glimpse of ICS goodness on their phones by using a download link here. Make sure to follow the discussion at XDA-Developers if you read this news late, as the new builds pop up constantly.

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