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Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Panasonic KX-PRX120 cordless home phone runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Though some of us have elected to make our smartphones our main phones, many still have a home phone line, and for those users, Panasonic has developed a cordless offering that brings Android to the landline. The KX-PRX120 looks like a slightly dated, thick smartphone, but functions as a standard cordless home phone, providing a touchscreen display and front-facing camera, among other features.

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Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

Amazon confirms Kindle Fire HD is running Ice Cream Sandwich

So, Amazon revealed a number of new Kindle Fire HD tablets today. The company gave away a lot of details about the new line in the process, but one specification that was mysteriously absent from Amazon's long list was the operating system these tablets are running. Ahead of Amazon's press conference today, rumors claimed that these tablets would be running a modified version of the Android OS under the hood, and it turns out that's just what they're doing.

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Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich on a fifth of Android devices Google reveals

Ice Cream Sandwich is now found on over a fifth of active Android devices, Google has revealed, gradually squeezing out Froyo and Gingerbread. According to Google's own distribution stats, Android 4.0.x is currently found on 20.9-percent of active phones and tablets running the platform, while Jelly Bean (4.1) is on 1.2-percent. For the latter, it's a slow rise from the 0.8-percent penetration at the top end of August.

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O2 axes Sony Xperia ray, arc and neo Ice Cream Sandwich plans

O2 axes Sony Xperia ray, arc and neo Ice Cream Sandwich plans

UK carrier O2 faces the prospect of hugely disappointed Android users, with the news that the carrier will not be pushing official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to select Sony smartphones. Sony's updates for the Xperia ray, arc and neo failed to meet O2's exacting standards, the carrier says, being found to impact "the phone's speed and performance," and as such the three handsets will remain on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and 7.0 Plus get Ice Cream Sandwich

It's going to be a rather fun weekend for those of you that own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 or Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus as the manufacturer has officially started sending out the Android software update to 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This update will bring the wi-fi versions of the tablets an upgrade to additional functionality that includes notifications menu features, Face Unlock, and a massive set of bug fixes as well. User will be able to grab this update via Samsung KIES software on their home PC.

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Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Ice Cream Sandwich grows 50% in latest Android platform stats

Google has released the latest breakdown of Android versions, with Ice Cream Sandwich continuing its slow penetration into handsets while Jelly Bean remains fledgling at best. The figures, based on active Android devices using the Play store within the past two weeks, confirm that 2.3 Gingerbread remains the most commonly used version of the open-source OS, with over 60-percent of installs.

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Raspberry Pi gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Raspberry Pi gets Ice Cream Sandwich

Tinker-friendly developer gadget Raspberry Pi has received a jolt of Android, with a functional - though incomplete - port of Ice Cream Sandwich for the super-cheap computer. A work in progress for some time, according to the Raspberry Pi team, but kept quiet because the build isn't quite what you'd find publicly available, the Android 4.0 port could well turn the $35 PC into your perfect TV companion.

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LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich is “very close”

LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich is “very close”

Everyone is talking about the latest version of Android, version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. But there are millions of smartphone owners who still haven't gotten the update to version 4.0. That version of Android, known better as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now poised to grade the LG Spectrum phone, as Google and manufacturers continue to push out as many updates as possible.

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