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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 7.1 percent of all Android smartphones

Over the past little while we've started to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich make its way to quite a few devices and now Google has updated their latest Android platform version statistics to give us all a better look at the rate of adoption across the board. Gingerbread is still the run away leader...
T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S II gets Ice Cream Sandwich on June 11

Hey, how about that. T-Mobile today on Twitter announced that its Galaxy S II will be getting an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich starting June 11. It'll be done via the Samsung Kies desktop application, which is a bummer. But it's better than no update at all. More on this developing...
XOOM

Verizon Motorola XOOM ICS update has begun rolling out

Update: When we said "Has begun rolling out," that should be pronounced "Coming June 4," as just stated by Verizon. Let the beatings begin. If you're a Motorola XOOM owner on Verizon, we've got great news: The 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update has begun rolling out is nigh. We saw the Verizon...
Google Translate

Google Translate for Android receives ICS makeover and additional text-to-speech languages

Although Google has been constantly updating their apps on what is seemingly a more then average frequency as of late, one app left behind for quite some time now has been Google Translate. That said; Google has now gone ahead and given translate some love by adding the Holo theme to the mix and...
LG

LG Optimus LTE, LTE Tag and Vu to get ICS in June

LG has announced on their Korean site that the Optimus LTE, the Optimus LTE Tag, and the Optimus Vu: will be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich updates starting June 4. Coming with the update will be a new UI layer for all the devices, a new feature called kwiknote that promises access to a note app...
Verizon Galaxy Nexus

Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update support page goes live

Hey, look at that. The long-awaited Android 4.0.4 update for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus now has an official support page at Big Red's site. That's just one more step closer to an actual OTA update, and it can't come soon enough. Here's the full changelog for IMM76K: Email, Messaging & Data...
Xperia arc

Xperia Arc, Neo ICS updates now rolling out

As promised, Sony Ericsson has started launched Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates for the remaining members of its 2011 Xperia family. Today the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo get their updates straight to the latest version of Android -- 4.0.4. The update also introduces a few software...
Viewsonic

Viewsonic set to laugh at tablet sizes by introducing 22-inch behemoth?

Yes, you did read that right. 22-inches. Putting Toshiba's 13-inch effort in the shade, Viewsonic could be about to go where no Android OEM has gone before by introducing a tablet the size of a PC monitor.  Touted as a "smart business tablet monitor," the colossal Ice Cream Sandwich device could...
HTC Sensation XL

HTC Sensation XL Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out

The HTC Sensation XL is the latest Android phone to be graced with an update to version 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. According to forum reports, the update is now pushing out over the air to devices in Europe and Asia, so if you're rocking the Beats-toting 4.7-incher, then head to Settings > About...
Xperia S

Video of ICS on an Xperia S will whet your whistle until the real thing drops

First the Xperia S was going to get Ice Cream Sandwich in mid-April, then late May or early June, then finally sometime in Q2 (which will probably be June, just not early June). As the days drag on and your appetite for Android 4.0 grows, we're happy to bring you tidbits when we can that can...
RAZR ICS

Motorola show off a host of videos detailing the RAZR ICS update

Just over a week ago now, we saw Motorola's updated Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule. Of those devices, the RAZR was listed as receiving the update across the world beginning in Q2. Now we get a pretty detailed glimpse at what to expect, with a whole stack of promotional videos released by Moto...
Lenovo Thinkpad

Lenovo Thinkpad update to Ice Cream Sandwich starting to appear in Europe

True to their word of a Q2 release, Lenovo has started to push out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for their Thinkpad tablet. Owners across the UK and Western Europe are the first to see it, with the OTA update rolling out now. US owners shouldn't have to wait much longer either, with US...
ICS

Bell rolling out Android 4.0 to the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G

Although it's coming later than expected for Bell users, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for both the HTC Sensation 4G and HTC Raider 4G LTE is now rolling out. Previously, Bell delayed the updates until "June" so having them arrive now is certainly a good thing to have happen. Have...
Xperia Play

Sony confirms ICS not coming to Xperia Play

Remaining 2011 Xperia ICS updates to start next week Bad news for Xperia Play owners today. Sony Mobile has confirmed that the planned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the PlayStation-certified smartphone has been canned, and that the device will remain on Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony...
Galaxy Note ICS

Samsung Galaxy Note ICS update now pushing out in India

If you're rocking a Samsung Galaxy Note in India, then there should be an Ice Cream Sandwich flavored treat waiting for you. The 319MB update is available both through the Kies desktop software, and also OTA. To check for the OTA, head on over to Settings > About Phone > Software Updates. ...
LG Nitro HD

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the LG Nitro HD leaks out

If you own a LG Nitro HD and fancy loading up a leaked version of Ice Cream Sandwich onto it, you'll have to set aside some time to get it taken care of. A presumably early build of ICS is now available for download and thus far appears to be running quite well for most folks according to the...
Android Central

Acer and Carphone Warehouse announce the Iconia A510 Olympic Tab

With this summer's London games approaching, it seems it's not just Samsung getting in on the Olympic action. Acer and UK retailer the Carphone Warehouse have announced a new quad-core Android tablet with an Olympic spin -- the Acer Iconia A510 Olympic Tab. The device is a 10.1-inch tablet powered...
Android Central

Samsung releases Galaxy Note ICS source code

As required under the open source rules, Samsung has released its Linux kernel source code -- and other open-source bits -- for the recently-released Android 4.0 firmware for the international Galaxy Note. While the source code itself isn't much for regular users (or even power users) to get...
Sony Xperia S

Sony Xperia S update to ICS actually further off than first thought

Literally, less than a week from hearing that Sony Xperia S owners would be tasting some Ice Cream Sandwich by 'early June,' do we hear new information refuting that information completely.  The story lies in the Sony Xperia S support forums. The initial post was in response to a customer query,...
HTC

HTC adds some timelines to its ICS device update list

HTC in the past, hasn't made any bones about telling us all which of their devices will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the future. Granted, they've made some changes here and there to the list as testing has gone on but overall, they've been doing good at keeping folks in the loop...

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