Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Verizon’s Droid RAZR Family Finally Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich

    Verizon’s Droid RAZR Family Finally Gets A Taste Of Ice Cream Sandwich

    Verizon’s Droid RAZR and its fatter, longer-lasting brother the RAZR Maxx are fine devices, but let’s face it — Gingerbread is a bit passe at this point. The carrier has promised since launch that the device(s) would eventually get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, and later pointed to a vague launch window some time in the first half of 2012. Well, that day has finally come… Read More

  • Dropbox For Android Update Packs Video Streaming For ICS Users, Korean Language Support

    Dropbox For Android Update Packs Video Streaming For ICS Users, Korean Language Support

    Hey, Ice Cream Sandwich users — if you’re a Dropbox user and somehow haven’t gotten the latest (2.1.4) update, do yourself a favor and get on it. The update is sure to please those who find the Dropbox experience to be woefully light on Hangul, as it introduces Korean language support, but there’s something even better to play with. This release sees the addition of… Read More

  • International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

    International Galaxy Note Users Can Finally (And Officially) Taste Ice Cream Sandwich

    Samsung has been teasing Galaxy Note users with the promise of Ice Cream Sandwich for months, but now it seems like the consumer electronics giant has finally come through for their phablet fans. Multiple reports from European Note owners confirm that the long-awaited software update is hitting devices, though how users actually install it seems to depend on their locale. Dutch Galaxy Note… Read More

  • Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks, File Downloads

    Chrome For Android Gets Desktop View, Home Screen Bookmarks, File Downloads

    Chrome for Android is becoming somewhat of a flagship product for Google, but given that it’s only available on phones and tablets running Ice Cream Sandwich, its reach is pretty limited. It’s still one of the best mobile browsers on the market, though, and Google is adding a number of cool features to it today. Chrome for Android is now also available in 31 additional languages and… Read More

  • At Long Last, The Nexus S 4G Finally Gets Its Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    At Long Last, The Nexus S 4G Finally Gets Its Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    Hey all you Sprint customers, you haven’t been forgotten after all! Sprint has just revealed that the device’s Ice Cream Sandwich has finally gone live, which is great news if you’re looking to squeeze some more life out of your aging Nexus S 4G before you move into something a bit more modern. Sprint has said the update will be pushed to all devices over the coming weeks, but… Read More

  • Don’t Have An HTC Vivid? These AT&T Devices Are Getting ICS In “Coming Months”

    Don’t Have An HTC Vivid? These AT&T Devices Are Getting ICS In “Coming Months”

    Those of you dutifully carrying around your HTC Vivids have probably already heard AT&T has officially started pushing out the handset’s Ice Cream Sandwich update. For all you other AT&T customers, fear not — the nation’s second largest wireless carrier has also announced which of their other Android handsets will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment. There… Read More

  • Galaxy Note Won’t Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Until Q2, But New Apps Sweeten The Deal

    Galaxy Note Won’t Taste Ice Cream Sandwich Until Q2, But New Apps Sweeten The Deal

    The still-popular Galaxy S II just recently got its first official taste of Ice Cream Sandwich, but Galaxy Note owners hoping to experience the same before the end of the quarter are bound to be disappointed by a new announcement from the Korean electronics giant. Despite a proclamation from the company stating that the update would be available in Q1 2012, Samsung has officially pushed… Read More

  • Google To Release New Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Nexus S

    Google To Release New Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Nexus S

    I don’t blame Nexus S users for feeling a bit forgotten — for a device ostensibly meant to be on the cutting edge of Android updates, the Nexus S hasn;t had much luck on the Ice Cream Sandwich front. If Engadget’s sources hold true though, that may all change very shortly. According to them, Google is once again preparing to make the Ice Cream Sandwich update available… Read More

  • Hey HTC Vivid Owners, Go Download Your Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    Hey HTC Vivid Owners, Go Download Your Ice Cream Sandwich Update

    Despite launching last October, the Ice Cream Sandwich club is still a pretty exclusive one, and even moreso in the United States. Let’s see, there’s the Galaxy Nexus… and, yeah, that’s really it. Surprisingly though, while HTC mentioned earlier this week that the Vivid would be among the devices to get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, the new software is already available… Read More

  • Archos Teases G10 XS Tablet With Ultra-Thin Steel Chassis

    Archos Teases G10 XS Tablet With Ultra-Thin Steel Chassis

    Veteran tablet maker Archos has released a teaser video of a new tablet they’re going to be releasing (we presume) later this year. It’s called the G10 XS (the latest in a series of G tablets) and it has a few differentiating features that may call your name. As others have noted, the only way for Android tablets to set themselves apart from one another is in design and specs. Read More

  • Samsung Finally Pushes Ice Cream Sandwich To The Galaxy S IIs Of The World

    Samsung Finally Pushes Ice Cream Sandwich To The Galaxy S IIs Of The World

    Well, after a bit of a false start, Samsung finally seems to have done it. According to a new blog post on the official Samsung Tomorrow blog, the Korean consumer electronics giant has finally begun to push their Ice Cream Sandwich update out to the Galaxy S IIs of the world. And with that, Galaxy S II owners began once again to feel the love. Or at least, most of them did. The update in… Read More

  • Samsung Giveth And Taketh Away Ice Cream Sandwich For The Galaxy S II

    Samsung Giveth And Taketh Away Ice Cream Sandwich For The Galaxy S II

    Oh, how Galaxy S II owners’ hearts must have swelled last night! Samsung’s Filipino arm let slip on their news portal late yesterday that the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update would be made available to owners of the international Galaxy S II on March 10. Sure, it would be all TouchWiz-ified, but users of Samsung’s one-time flagship handset would finally have access… Read More

  • New Swype Beta Packs Support For Ice Cream Sandwich

    New Swype Beta Packs Support For Ice Cream Sandwich

    Don’t get me wrong — Ice Cream Sandwich’s stock keyboard is pretty fantastic, but after having spent the past year or two Swyping my way though text messages and emails, most other modes of text input just feel slow in comparison. Thankfully, the latest Swype beta has just been made available, and with it comes full support for Google’s latest and greatest mobile… Read More

  • Meet Samsung’s First Android 4.0 Tablet: The 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2

    Meet Samsung’s First Android 4.0 Tablet: The 7-Inch Galaxy Tab 2

    Samsung is no slouch when it comes to producing smaller tablets — their first foray into the Android tab market was the 7-inch Galaxy Tab, and they recently revisited that form factor with the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. In fact, Samsung seems to love the concept of a 7-inch tablet so much that they have announced their first Ice Cream Sandwich-powered tablet will be the (take a guess!)… Read More

  • HTC: Ice Cream Sandwich Will Start Hitting Our Handsets In March

    HTC: Ice Cream Sandwich Will Start Hitting Our Handsets In March

    At long last, HTC fans can finally stop holding their collective breath. After months of relative quiet, the Taiwanese company has taken to their Facebook page to spread the word: the Ice Cream Sandwich is coming, and it’s coming soon. For owners of certain HTC devices, the long-awaited Android 4.0 update will begin hitting handsets next month. Read More

  • Motorola Is Now Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwichs To The Xoom

    Motorola Is Now Serving Up Ice Cream Sandwichs To The Xoom

    Good news, Xoom owners. No, you’re not getting a refund but rather the official Ice Cream Sandwich update should now be available for OTA downloading. This update replaces the Xoom’s stock Honeycomb operating system with ICS, Google’s latest Android build. This comes just a week after Asus started rolling the update out to its new Transformer Prime tab. Read More

  • Holo Promise: Google Moves To Ensure UI Integrity On All Android 4.0 Devices

    Holo Promise: Google Moves To Ensure UI Integrity On All Android 4.0 Devices

    Google has posted a bit of new info to the Android Developers blog that is probably less of a big deal than people are making it into, but still worth looking at. The post details a requirement that all manufacturers include in their Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) devices the default Holo theme. They don’t have to use the theme, they just have to have the data composing it on the… Read More

  • LG Prepping Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Q2 2012 Release

    LG Prepping Ice Cream Sandwich Update For Q2 2012 Release

    Most of the big name Android smartphone vendors have already laid out their Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade plans, but LG has been notably absent from the list of companies offering an update schedule. Well, a brief announcement on the company’s official Facebook page has remedied that — Android 4.0 will be coming to select LG handsets as early as Q2 2012. Read More

  • No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab, Says Samsung

    No Ice Cream Sandwich For Galaxy S And Galaxy Tab, Says Samsung

    Sorry Galaxy S owners — even though your device has a near-identical spec sheet to the ICS-friendly Nexus S, Samsung has announced on their corporate blog that the company’s first Galaxy device won’t be getting the offical bump to Android 4.0. The original Galaxy S isn’t the only one to get the snub, as the 7-inch Galaxy Tab won’t be able to join in the fun either. Read More

  • Your Nexus S Could Taste Ice Cream Sandwich As Early As Today

    Your Nexus S Could Taste Ice Cream Sandwich As Early As Today

    Nexus S owners rejoice! While your Galaxy Nexus-toting friends have been rubbing a bit of Ice Cream Sandwich in your face, the year-old Nexus S will soon get its own taste of Android 4.0. According to the Android Google+ account, the rollout to Nexus S users will begin today and will continue through “the coming month.” Ah, but there’s a bit of a catch — from what I… Read More