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Verizon announces Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7

Following a few scattered releases in Europe, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is landing in the U.S. by way of Verizon. All of the stuff you'd expect is there, including a new tab for handling home screen widgets, a data usage monitor, revamped settings menu structure...
SlingPlayer for Tablets

SlingPlayer for Android updated, higher video quality for ICS+ phones

Hey SlingBox users, good news! Your SlingPlayer app was recently updated. While the changes aren't breathtaking, they are very welcome, as are most updates. If you're using SlingPlayer on your phone you'll be greeted with an updated look to the app and a new program guide.  However the biggest...
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Pantech Element and Pantech Burst get Ice Cream Sandwich update

Happy ICS day, Pantech Burst and Pantech Element, owners! The update to Android 4.0 for Pantech's smartphone and tablet are currently available through home page, or you can dig around in your on-device system settings to see if you can initiate the upgrade from there. So, what's new?  Enhanced...
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Motorola RAZR i now available at Phones 4U - and with free MOTOROKR headphones

If you've been itching to get your hands on the new Motorola RAZR i, then from today you can pick it up at Phones 4U both in-store and online. And as an added bonus, Phones 4U will also give you a pair of MOTOROKR S305 headphones free of charge, which is rather nice of them. We recently reviewed...
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Over 25 percent of Android devices now running 4.0 and above

As it tends to do, Google has released a breakdown of what versions of Android devices out in the wild are currently running as of today, October 1. We're now over the milestone of having one in every four Android devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or higher -- unfortunately Jelly Bean...
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T-Mobile Galaxy S Blaze 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update available Oct. 3

T-Mobile has just put up a support page indicating that the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G (seriously, these names are getting to be a bit much) is going to be receiving an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich starting on October 3rd. The latest software -- version T769UVLF4 -- will bring all of...
Acer Cloudmobile

Acer Cloudmobile now available in the UK for £290

It's been a long time since the pretty stunning looking Acer Cloudmobile was unveiled -- Mobile World Congress in February -- but now, finally, the device is on sale in the UK. Online retailer, Expansys, now has the Cloudmobile in stock for £289.99, a slight increase on their pre-order price after...
Motorola Mobility

Atrix 4G, Photon 4G and Electrify will not receive Ice Cream Sandwich, says Motorola

Well this is tough news. Motorola Mobility has been maintaining an update chart and evaluating its current device lineup as to which devices should go forward with Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean. Just a few days ago, they delayed several devices having previously said they would get the upgrade...
Xyboard 8.2

Motorola Droid XYBOARD 8.2 poised to get ICS update

It's been about a month since we saw Motorola rolling out the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Wifi only version of the XYBOARD, and now we see that Verizon has posted the changes and instructions for the LTE version's update.  In addition to the changes and security enhancements that come with...
Sony

Sony pushing out Tablet S update, brings guest mode and new media applications

The Xperia Tablet S may be the new kid on the block, but Sony hasn't forgotten about the original Tablet S. U.S. owners of the original 'folded magazine' style Tablet S should be starting to see an Android 4.0.3 based update that brings some of the features of the newer tablet.  First up is guest...
Atrix 2

More Atrix 2 ICS details leak, here's your version numbers

Earlier today we talked about the Motorola Atrix 2 soak test, with the assurance from some insiders that it would indeed be the Ice Cream Sandwich update everyone has been waiting for. One of our helpful ninjas took a few minutes to send us this screen cap, showing some of the build numbers and...
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Motorola updates device software upgrade timeline, several ICS updates delayed

While Motorola may have promised Jelly Bean updates for their most recently launched RAZR devices, for other Moto owners life isn't so peachy on the update front. The device software upgrade page has been updated, and it isn't going to make happy reading for some.  The Atrix 4G and Atrix 2 now...
Galaxy Victory 1.

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE hands on

Sometimes it’s easy to overlook the quieter Android launches, like the low-key release of the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE earlier this week by Sprint. It’s a 4-inch budget-friendly device that Sprint is touting as one of their most affordable LTE-capable options, and it's in stores now. For $100...
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LG Optimus G arriving in the States in Q4; we go eyes-on its UI

After yesterday's huge unveiling of LG's latest flagship in Korea, LG today brought the Optimus G to US shores for a debut here in New York. In case you missed Phil's extensive hands-on, this is the device LG hopes will help them compete with the Galaxy S 3, HTC's One line, and of course the...
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Why you'll never have the latest version of Android

Inside the ‘broken’ Android updates process If you have an Android phone, chances are it’s not running the most recent version of the OS, 4.1 Jelly Bean. According to Google’s own figures, just 1.2 percent of active devices run the latest version of Android. Some 57.5 percent remain on Android 2...
HP Bender

HP "Bender" shows up in benchmarks log, running Android 4.0.4

Well, what do we have here then? Right after HP CEO, Meg Whitman, came out saying the company needed to provide a smartphone, we see mention of one. First though, we need to say this. The information comes from a set of benchmark logs, and we know these things can be faked. Now, that's out of the...
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International Xperia Ion receiving Ice Cream Sandwich update

Back at IFA in Berlin a couple weeks ago, we got a look at a yet to be released version of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Xperia Ion. It looks like the official release wasn't far behind that build, as the international version of the Ion has started to receive its update. Only the LT28i models...
Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab

Verizon's Galaxy Tab 10.1 getting Ice Cream Sandwich

And then there's the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, which finally is slated to get its upgrade to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. 'Bout time, too. You want a changelog? We got a change log, which reads thusly: Applied Android Ice Cream (ICS) OS upgrade to 4.0.4. Pinch to Zoom...
Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE

Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE coming to Sprint on Sept. 16

Although we've seen the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE pop up several times now in training material and various other leaks, Sprint and Samsung have now officially announced the device. Arriving on Sunday, September 16 the Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE will lighten your bank account by only $100...
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Ematic 9.7-inch tablet on sale today for $179.99

We've got another entry into the budget full-sized Android tablet game today with the Ematic EXP8. Its got a 1.2Ghz processor (listed as an ARM Cortex A8), 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage (with MicroSD support) and HDMI out. The 9.7-inch EXP8 seems to check all the boxes as far as specs go, and doesn't...

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