Looking to forget about the relative mis-step that was Honeycomb, Google at its I/O developer conference in May 2011 announced Ice Cream Sandwich, which became Android 4.0 when it was released months later in December. It brought many of the design elements we came to know in Android 3.x.
The first device to launch with Android 4.0 was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. The Motorola Xoom and ASUS Transformer Prime received timely updates, and the Nexus S was the first smartphone to make the leap.
Ice Cream Sandwich — or ICS as it came to be known — was relatively short-lived, however, replaced by Android 4.1 Jelly Bean some six months after its release. A number of devices ended up skipping ICS altogether and going straight to Jelly Bean.
08 August 2012
Oh Optimus Vu, what an odd little device you are. Developed as a less than subtle knee-jerk reaction to Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the Vu went on sale in Korea earlier this year, and it’ll soon be making its way to Japan on NTT Docomo, too...
13 December 2011
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We have seen some manufacturers talk about what goes into bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to their devices, but Huawei has skipped the talking part and gone right for the releasing part. Subtly on their site they released a demo ROM for the Huawei Honor...
07 August 2013
Upload, clip and selectively crop videos originally taken outside of Instagram. Instagram has announced today that it is pushing out the first major update to its app since the release of Instagram Video back in June, putting the app to version 4.1 and adding new features and device compatibility...
21 February 2013
Sprint's developing LTE network looks to be receiving a new device in the coming weeks from ZTE. This leaked Sprint product page obtained by Engadget shows what is supposedly the Sprint Force LTE, a mid-range Ice Cream Sandwich device due to arrive March 1...
05 February 2013
A week after it was confirmed, and a good six months or so since the first leak, Ice Cream Sandwich is pushing out for Verizon's HTC Thunderbolt. The update brings the 'Bolt up to Android 4.0.4 and HTC Sense 3.6, and weighs in at a little under 400MB...
31 January 2013
What more can we say? (Don't answer that!) The HTC Thunderbolt has its Ice Cream Sandwich update ready, and will soon start rolling out to devices. It will be Android 4.0.4 with Sense 3.6, and the update package is about 380MB...
24 January 2013
The T-Mobile version of the Galaxy SII (S2) is receiving an update today, either via OTA or Samsung Kies, that keeps the device on Android 4.0.4 but brings a few needed fixes...
03 January 2013
Kobo's latest Android tablet is a marked step up from previous efforts, but does it make for a compelling purchase in an increasingly crowded space?
The small tablet space is becoming increasingly populated of late...
21 December 2012
Back in late August, we received an invite to a press event being held during the IFA 2012 show in Berlin. Nothing out of the ordinary there, after all, press events are the bread and butter of such shows...