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LG’s Optimus L7 brings ICS, 4.3-inch screen to market starting today

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

LG's Optimus L7 brings ICS and a 4.3-inch screen to market starting today

The high end edition of LG’s new L-Style Optimus line is ready to roll, as the company announced the Optimus L7 is available in various “major” European and Asian locales. In case it’s been forgotten in the midst of its fellow L-branded smartphones like the L3 that launched in March, the L7 is an Android 4.0 handset with a 4.3-inch screen and 8.7mm-thick frame. Check out our hands on impressions from MWC for more info, or just look for it to appear on your carrier sooner rather than later.

LG’s Optimus L7 brings ICS, 4.3-inch screen to market starting today originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 02 May 2012 23:11:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google pushes IMM76I ICS build to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, reportedly quells connectivity woes

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

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If you’ve been facing signal issues with your HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus since that recent Android 4.0.4 update, you’ll be happy to know that Google’s apparently readied a minor update that might help. A small amount of owners have noticed a new build of Android 4.0.4, listed as build IMM76I, showing up on their devices. As The Verge notes, Google hasn’t publicly come out with what’s been changed from the previous IMM76D build, but many folks over on the forums at XDA-Developers and Android Central have noticed that their handsets’ cellular connectivity has improved. Furthermore, Android Central says that devices set to auto brightness aren’t experiencing lag on the lock screen as some have had issue with. Mum’s the word on when the update will hit every HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, but move your cursor over to links below for all the information that’s currently available.

Google pushes IMM76I ICS build to HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus, reportedly quells connectivity woes originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 21 Apr 2012 22:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Xtex’s My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Xtex's My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones

Tablets are are great and all, but they sure can be expensive — especially if you want one running a newer version of Android. Step in Xtex’s $150 My Tablet, a 7-inch device loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.3, a 16GB HDD (expandable to 48 GB via its TF card slot) and a 1.5Ghz CPU complimented by 1GB of RAM. That’s not all, though, as the device also packs a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, an HDMI output and mini and standard USB ports. That low price does mean you’ll be making due with a screen resolution of 800 x 480 and only WiFi connectivity, but you’ll get to choose from its very neapolitan-esque black, white and pink colorways. Considering the My Tablet is nearly half the price of an Andy Pad Pro, it sure does looks appetizing on paper — as long as you keep your expectations reasonable, that is. Satisfy your sweet tooth with more images in the gallery below and the press release after the break.

Gallery: Xtex My Tablet

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Xtex’s My Tablet gets you 7-inches of tasty ICS for just 150 bones originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 16 Apr 2012 04:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Android Open Kang Project brings hyper-customization to your nav bar (video)

Sunday, April 8th, 2012
Android Open Kang Project brings hyper-customization to your nav bar (video)

Still dallying at the corner of Custom ROM Road? Then maybe the forthcoming update from Team Kang (AOKP Build 30, no less) will entice you onwards. The preview clip after the break reveals a new level of freedom for the ICS navigation bar, including the ability to add up to five buttons, assign them to apps or actions as you wish, modify their icons and add separate long-press functions. It also gives you the ability to incorporate Nova Launcher actions into the bar, effectively bringing a whole extra layer of customization. Reactions over at RootzWiki range from “I’m crying, this is a beautiful moment” to “I just broke my hand punching a wall,” but the latter dude admitted he’d been drinking.

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Android Open Kang Project brings hyper-customization to your nav bar (video) originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 08 Apr 2012 13:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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HCL intros trio of Android 4.0 tablets aimed at Indian classrooms

Monday, April 2nd, 2012
HCL intros trio of Android 4.0 tablets aimed at Indian classrooms
HCL, previously known for launching those budget-friendly MiLeaps, is now getting ready to take its low-cost approach to the tablet market. Earlier today, the Indian outfit announced a trifecta of ICS-packed slates, all of which are aimed squarely at the education sector. Aside from running the freshest version of Android, these 7-inch (800 x 480) slates feature an unspecified 1GHz CPU alongside 1GB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage (expandable via microSD) as well as full and mini-USB ports. Additionally, the K-12 and HE MyEduTabs are being bundled with bonus educational content, including free NCERT books and an extra SD card on the former. The trio is set to hit the shelves later this month in India, with the ME U1 priced at 7,999 rupees (approximately $162), while the K-12 and HE are 11,499 and 9,999, respectively.

[Thanks, Rakesh]

HCL intros trio of Android 4.0 tablets aimed at Indian classrooms originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 02 Apr 2012 13:21:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Verizon’s Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX to get Android 4.0 on April 4th, Rezound to follow on the 6th

Friday, March 30th, 2012
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Color us surprised to find that Best Buy is so deeply entwined with carrier / OEM plans that it would actually receive a notification that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming to select handsets, but we guess it makes sense to notify those hard-working BB Mobile representatives to what’s coming down the pike. Both Android Police and TechnoBuffalo have received separate leaks confirming the news, suggesting that April 4th will be the day that the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX get a taste of Android 4.0, and that April 6th will bring the update to HTC’s Rezound. Hard to say how the rollout will be staged, but if you’re considering one of Verizon’s fastest and finest, at least you know when ICS is coming.

Verizon’s Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX to get Android 4.0 on April 4th, Rezound to follow on the 6th originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 30 Mar 2012 18:28:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Samsung Galaxy S ICS-like ‘value pack’ upgrade officially released in Korea

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
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The so-called Value Pack upgrade that was leaked for original Samsung Galaxy S devices after the company announced they would not be upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich (it was later given a passing mention in the Galaxy S II ICS upgrade notes) has been officially released, at least in Korea. The official Samsung Tomorrow page has a link to Gingerbread and Froyo upgrades for the Galaxy S, as well as the Galaxy K and Galaxy U phones. Just like the leaked version, it adds some Ice Cream Sandwich features to these non-Android 4.0 phones, including Face Unlock, the ability to take pictures while shooting video and launcher improvements, without the fully reworked underpinnings of the new OS. Owners of compatible devices can hit the source link for all the details and the files, as long as they have Kies 2.0 at the ready and a bit of open storage space (backing up existing data is also, naturally, encouraged). Of course whether this will officially come to any of our US-carrier optimized Galaxy S models is still unknown.

Samsung Galaxy S ICS-like ‘value pack’ upgrade officially released in Korea originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:03:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Sony Japan announces ICS for Tablet S and Tablet P

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Sony Japan on Thursday confirmed that an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is soon headed to the Tablet S and Tablet P. Sony Tablet owners will receive an Android 4.0.3 update next month, however it is unclear if this is only for the Japanese market. Along with Google’s latest operating system, the update will also expand the tablet’s photo capabilities, allowing the photo app to be launched from the lock screen and enabling users to take panoramic pictures. A new “Recopla” app will also be included in the update for viewing TV programs that have been recorded on Sony Blu-ray players, along with a “Small Apps” feature that lets users multitask more efficiently. Lastly, Sony also announced a Wi-Fi-only version of its Tablet P that will launch on April 21st.

[Via Engadget]

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PSA: ICS customer guide now available for Samsung Galaxy S II owners

Monday, March 19th, 2012
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Now that Ice Cream Sandwich has (finally) begun rolling out for the Galaxy S II, Samsung has decided to put together a little guidebook to help its European customers get started. It’s actually more PowerPoint than book, but it’s just as informative as you’d expect, offering a full rundown of everything GT-I900 users will need to know before making the jump. The folks over at Coolsmartphone were kind enough to put it all into a pocket-sized PDF, so check it out for yourself at the source link below.

PSA: ICS customer guide now available for Samsung Galaxy S II owners originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 20 Mar 2012 00:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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The Full List of HTC Android Phones Getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich [Android]

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Android 2.3 continues soaring upward, now installed on 55 percent of Google devices

Wednesday, January 4th, 2012
Google’s monthly Android distribution charts may be the most visual piece of evidence that the mobile OS is riddled with fragmentation, but at least Gingerbread has clearly become the dominant player — and it continues to build momentum at a healthy pace (for now, at least). As always, Google reviewed which devices accessed the Android Market during a 14-day period of time in the month of December, and found that over 55 percent of those units were running a version of Android 2.3, a ten percent turbo boost from October and an increase of seventeen percent over three months. Froyo devices — many of which are likely older phones or tablets sentenced to a upgrade-less future — numbered over 30 percent, and Honeycomb still amounts to a meager 3.3 percent. Cupcake and ICS are tied for last place, but we expect ICS to climb rapidly as soon as it’s, y’know, officially available on more devices.

Android 2.3 continues soaring upward, now installed on 55 percent of Google devices originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 04 Jan 2012 19:23:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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CM9 launcher available in alpha, ROM flashers tweak in anticipation

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

January’s right around the corner and with the promise of a new year comes the anticipated release of CM9. So, to whet those ROM-flashing appetites, the CyanogenMod team’s made an alpha of its Trebuchet launcher available as an .apk and .zip file over on XDA, bringing with it the ability to customize the number of homescreens, resize widgets and sort the app drawer, amongst other planned features. As is the nature of Android’s underbelly, you’ll need to have your device rooted, as well as running 4.0.3 in order to take part. And if you do decide to take the plunge, remember this is far from the final build, so things are bound to get buggy. Check out the source below to preview the ICS goods.

CM9 launcher available in alpha, ROM flashers tweak in anticipation originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 28 Dec 2011 00:50:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google freezes Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich rollout in some areas

Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Nexus S owners may notice that the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, which began rolling out on Friday, isn’t properly installing after the download finishes. As it turns out, Google has “paused” the update in some areas while it monitors feedback from the initial population of Nexus S ICS users, which has thus far suggested there are bugs Google needs to address before it begins the mass rollout again. As such, many Nexus S owners could experience installation failures. Google’s Paul Wilcox explained the situation recently in Google’s support forums:

If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn’t currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback. The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it’s available again in your region.

Google typically moves relatively quickly to get its Nexus devices running the latest Android operating system, so we wouldn’t be surprised if the update begins to roll out again in the near future.

[Via The Verge]

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Time Warner Cable shows Android some love with My TWC app and TWC TV for phones

Saturday, December 17th, 2011

We’re still waiting for Time Warner to bring its live TV streaming to Android, but the platform is enjoying some exclusive support today with two new apps. The first is the My TWC account management app which lets subscribers view their services, pay bills, adjust call forwarding and, soon, tap into their voicemail remotely. The other one is a new version of its TWC TV app, reformatted to work on phones even while the TWCable TV app on iOS is still a tablet only affair. iPhone and Android owners alike shouldn’t have to wait long for their relief however, as the iPhone edition is slated to arrive in January, and ICS-enabled live TV streaming is still on the roadmap for “early next year.” Hit up the corporate blog for the full feature lists and breakdowns, or just head over to the Android Market to install either free app.

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Time Warner Cable shows Android some love with My TWC app and TWC TV for phones originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 17 Dec 2011 04:46:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Qualcomm loads Ice Cream Sandwich on Snapdragon S4 tablet, fills our hearts with Liquid

Tuesday, December 13th, 2011

Qualcomm’s souped-up Snapdragon S4 Liquid mobile development platform (MDP) tablet just got a major Android boost, in the form of a 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. The maxed-out MDP tablet, which boasts such specs as an on-die LTE modem, dual 1080p cameras and more sensors than you can shake an accelerometer-powered wand at, is now running Google’s latest mobile OS. During an Engadget Show visit last month, Qualcomm reps told us that the device will support Android 4.0, but we weren’t expecting a port quite so soon, considering Liquid won’t ship until next spring. The company says it’s working “rigorously” to get ICS optimized not only for the S4, but for other Snapdragon processors as well. Click through the gallery below for an early look.

Qualcomm loads Ice Cream Sandwich on Snapdragon S4 tablet, fills our hearts with Liquid originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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