Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Samsung, Please Don’t Ruin Ice Cream Sandwich With TouchWiz

    Samsung, Please Don’t Ruin Ice Cream Sandwich With TouchWiz

    If you’re anything like me and you’ve fallen in love with Ice Cream Sandwich’s looks, then seeing what Samsung has done to it may be a bit of a heartbreaker. SamMobile managed to get their hands on what seems to be an developer build of Android 4.0 with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI running on top of it, and have loaded it up on a Galaxy S II to play with. Frankly, I think… Read More

  • Motorola And Sony Ericsson Weigh In On The Android 4.0 Upgrade Process

    Motorola And Sony Ericsson Weigh In On The Android 4.0 Upgrade Process

    The era of Ice Cream Sandwich is upon us, and while some of us are waiting diligently for our Galaxy Nexuses to to arrive, others are left pondering a more different question: when will my device get Android 4.0? Sony Ericsson (soon to be just Sony) and Motorola have heard our pleas, and have both gone into lengthy tirades about how the Ice Cream Sandwich process actually works and how long… Read More

  • $99 Chinese Tablet Is MIPS-Based, Runs Android 4.0

    $99 Chinese Tablet Is MIPS-Based, Runs Android 4.0

    You could be forgiven for overlooking the Ainovo Novo7, a 7-inch Chinese Android tablet, as likely just another me-too device to be sold in electronics districts next to fake iPhones and bulk cables. And in a way, that’s what it is: at $100, it can’t possibly be as well-built as the iPad or newer Galaxy Tabs, and the size and design aren’t going to impress anyone. But… Read More

  • The First Ice Cream Sandwich Android Tablet Surfaces In China

    The First Ice Cream Sandwich Android Tablet Surfaces In China

    Right now the only way to officially taste Ice Cream Sandwich on a device is on the Galaxy Nexus. Google stated that it would eventually hit tablets. Well, the wait is over. Somewhere in the bowels of China the first ICS tablet has appeared. It’s a Xoom clone powered by slightly-dated hardware but it’s running 4.0.1. That’s all that counts. The story goes that the tab shown… Read More

  • Nexus One Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich Thanks To CM9

    Nexus One Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich Thanks To CM9

    Google may have run out of love for the Nexus One as far as Ice Cream Sandwich is concerned, but that doesn’t mean the legions of loyal Android developers have. An intrepid dev named TexasIce on the XDA forums has managed to get an early build of CyanogenMod 9 up and running on Google’s first Nexus device, and it looks mighty impressive for a work-in-progress. Read More

  • TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0) #TechCrunch

    TechCrunch Giveaway: Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Android 4.0) #TechCrunch

    Our very own Greg Kumparak and Jason Kincaid have both reviewed one — both giving it positive reviews. It’s the first time Greg has been excited about Android from a software standpoint in a while, and Jason thinks it is going to be really big. With special thanks to Appitalism, we have one Samsung Galaxy Nexus to give away. First off, not only is the winner of this giveaway… Read More

  • Dream Come True: Ice Cream Sandwich Comes To The HTC G1, Unofficially

    Dream Come True: Ice Cream Sandwich Comes To The HTC G1, Unofficially

    HTC’s G1, the first Android phone, had a long and interesting life until it was retired last year, and although I loved the phone, I’ll be the first to admit that being limited to Android 1.6 was kind of a disappointment. Naturally modders had their way with it, but development slowed down long ago in favor of newer and more popular phones. But today, in a feat of nostalgia and… Read More

  • Ice Cream Sandwich Will Get Flash Support By The End Of The Year

    Ice Cream Sandwich Will Get Flash Support By The End Of The Year

    It seemed, for a time, that the book on mobile Flash as we knew it was closed. Adobe announced just a few weeks ago that development for mobile Flash would cease, and their efforts and resources would soon be focused elsewhere. As it turns out, Adobe has one last project up their sleeves before they bid mobile Flash adieu: an update that includes support for Ice Cream Sandwich. Read More

  • Intel Itching To Work With Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich

    Intel Itching To Work With Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich

    Intel hasn’t been able to make much of a dent in the smartphone or tablet markets, but they’re not about to give up just yet. ComputerWorld reports that Intel is working to make Ice Cream Sandwich-powered devices a part of their future. The mobile space represents a huge opportunity for Intel, which is made all the more maddening because they’ve never really been able to… Read More

  • Impatient Nexus S Owners Can Play With Ice Cream Sandwich Now

    Impatient Nexus S Owners Can Play With Ice Cream Sandwich Now

    Google has already confessed that the Nexus S would get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, but if you’re not the type to wait — and really, who is these days? — you can load up a mostly complete version of Android 4.0 right now. Yep, thanks to some intrepid folks on the xda-developer forums, you too can enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nexus S before its official release. Before… Read More

  • Asus, Acer Android 3.0 Tabs To Eventually Get Updated To Ice Cream Sandwich

    Asus, Acer Android 3.0 Tabs To Eventually Get Updated To Ice Cream Sandwich

    Now that Ice Cream Sandwich is real, manufacturers can start talking about the roll out. The good news is that ICS looks Tegra 2 friendly so it should run on most of the first generation Honeycomb tablets. Asus and Acer have both confirmed that their respective tabs will get the update but haven’t detailed the launch schedule. That’s the bad news, which really isn’t all that… Read More

  • Google Soon To Release Source Code For Ice Cream Sandwich

    Google Soon To Release Source Code For Ice Cream Sandwich

    Well, developers, it looks like Google will soon be releasing the code for Ice Cream Sandwich to the Android Open-Source Project. Thanks to a Google+ post penned by Jean-Baptiste Queru, the Technical Lead of the Android Open Source Project, and his link to an email written by Google engineer Dan Morrill, we do indeed have confirmation that Android 4.0 source code will see the light of day. Read More

  • Droid Razr To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Update In First Half Of 2012

    Droid Razr To Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Update In First Half Of 2012

    Motorola’s Droid Razr made quite the splash yesterday thanks in part to its impressive hardware, but the Android build that it runs seems bit quaint now thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich. No worries, though: if you pick up a Droid Razr when it ships in November, you should be getting the Android 4.0 update in early 2012. Read More

  • In-Depth Hands-On: Galaxy Nexus And Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

    In-Depth Hands-On: Galaxy Nexus And Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)

    Say goodbye to Android as you know it. Ice Cream Sandwich (otherwise known as Android 4.0) is coming, and it’s the biggest upgrade Android has seen to date. But fancy new software isn’t the only thing Google’s been working on: they’ve also just announced their new flagship Android device, the Samsung-made Galaxy Nexus. I got to spend a solid chunk of time with both the… Read More

  • A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown

    A Quick Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Feature Rundown

    While hardware junkies like myself may have spent the past few weeks drooling over the Galaxy Nexus, the onstage demo of Android 4.0 (a.k.a Ice Cream Sandwich) proves that the software powering the device is just as impressive (if not a little moreso). Our hands-on with the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming shortly, but here’s a quick rundown of what Android 4.0 will… Read More

  • Want To See The Next Version Of Android? A Bevy Of Ice Cream Sandwich Screenshots Leaks

    Want To See The Next Version Of Android? A Bevy Of Ice Cream Sandwich Screenshots Leaks

    Oh, what’s that Google/Samsung? You’ve canceled next week’s Ice Cream Sandwich/Nexus Prime event? That’s cool. I mean, sure: pretty much all of the tech press has non-refundable plane tickets and hotel rooms already… but hey: at least we all get to work from San Diego for a few days now! Regardless, most of what they would’ve announced is leaking out now anyway. Read More

  • Lucky eBay Buyer Demos Ice Cream Sandwich On Video

    Lucky eBay Buyer Demos Ice Cream Sandwich On Video

    Why is it that random eBay shoppers always seem to have the best luck? In what has to be one of the most fortuitous purchases I’ve seen in a while, someone picked up a Nexus S off of the auction site that just happened to be running a build of Google’s latest Android update: Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, that’s the story, anyway. Thankfully, our lucky buyer was able to contain his… Read More

  • A Twitter Poem: Next Nexus Leaked With Specs, Details, And Launch Info [Update]

    A Twitter Poem: Next Nexus Leaked With Specs, Details, And Launch Info [Update]

    Late last night the Android community was taken hostage by a rogue Twitter user. @tfleming223 started tweeting lines from a cryptic poem said to contain launch details about the upcoming Nexus phone and Ice Cream Sandwich Android release. But in true Internet douchbag fashion, this guy would only release parts of the poem when certain users followed him and he reached 1,000 followers. Well… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson 2011′s Xperia Line Will Get ICS, But Where’s Everyone Else?

    Sony Ericsson 2011′s Xperia Line Will Get ICS, But Where’s Everyone Else?

    With an October/November launch window more or less confirmed, the next burning question is which devices will get to benefit from the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment first. Motorola’s Sanjay Jha mentioned last month that he’d like his company to be first to market with an ICS device, but now another vendor has thrown their official support behind the latest update. Today, Sony… Read More

  • Google’s Eric Schmidt Pegs Ice Cream Sandwich For Mid-Fall Release

    Google’s Eric Schmidt Pegs Ice Cream Sandwich For Mid-Fall Release

    While at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference, Google chairman Eric Schmidt let fly a juicy tidbit as he ran through how Android came to be. According to him, the next big version of Android is being prepared for release in the October/November timeframe. Read More