Android developers have released the current statistics for the number of active devices running a given version. Certain versions, like Gingerbread, have seen expected growth since the last report. Ice Cream Sandwich, for the length of time it has been available, is running on an impressive number of devices.
The folks at LG have let known today what and when they plan on doing with their active line of smart devices in regards to the newest Google-made mobile operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. What they've got on the books as of today is a "global upgrade schedule" beginning in the second and third quarters of 2012, followed then by a "global roll out." There is a list, of course, which we're hoping LG will follow implicitly, as they promise that they're "taking all possible measure to offer a smooth OS upgrade in a timely manner." On the other hand, they do not that exact start dates very well could vary by market as each country, carrier, and smartphone model have different requirements.
We love our robots around here and when those robots can make lunch or a snack for you, I am even more interested. That is the case with these cool bots that the robotics team form the Technical University of Munich designed named Rosie and James. The bots used to be able to make pancakes and sausage only.
If you are in the market for a new Android tablet and you think that he $199 tablet that is so popular right now is still too experience, check out the new MIPS offering for under $100. The table is the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich tablet to be available. The tablet uses an Ingenic JZ4770 APU that uses a MIPS-based XBusrt CPU operating at 1GHz.
When you've got the opportunity to improve upon the most advanced version of a software made by one of the biggest tech companies in the entire world, you do it, and that's just what the team responsible for MIUI is doing with Google's Ice Cream Sandwich. MIUI is a ROM, aka the clothing and brains of your device, and outside the one device they've developed across the sea, the only way you can get it on your device is to hack it. What the news is today is that there's a new version in the works, one made specifically for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and like its predecessors, it'll both take all the best bits of the operating system and re-arranges them for a lovely dessert that's without compare.
A new and more detailed image of the HTC Ville has surfaced today, revealing what may be HTC's thinnest smartphone yet. The device shown in Pocketnow's new picture is said to measure in at less than 8mm thin and will sport Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, powered by a dual-core processor. It was first revealed earlier this month with a rendering from BGR and tipped for a February 2012 launch.
Android has come of age. Google's smartphone platform may have already taken the top spot for handset market share, but it arguable did that despite, not because, of the underlying Android user experience. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, however, promises to change all that: a comprehensive refresh bringing both smartphones and tablets under the same umbrella, and demonstrating that Google can deliver software just as cohesive and compelling as Apple can. Laudable goals, but can the search giant deliver? Read on for the full SlashGear review.
Now that the Galaxy Nexus is out and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is released to the open source community, we're seeing the first iterations of the system being crafted into specific device-worthy builds - what we've got for you here today is a look at Google's newest mobile OS on none other than the Samsung Galaxy S II from AT&T. What we've got loaded here is a very alpha build, this meaning that essentially none of the pieces of the puzzle that require connections of any kind are able to work, this including the camera, NFC, Bluetooth and internet. Other than that, there is certainly a lot to see, and a speed at which this setup operates that's lovely to behold!
If you lucky owners of the Galaxy Nexus in these first days of its release complete with the first iteration of Ice Cream Sandwich, you'll notice that you do not have Adobe Flash Player installed, nor do you have access to a download on the Android Market - Google has just confirmed with us that this is normal and that Flash support will only come once Adobe makes the call to update the mobile version for Android 4.0. You currently will not have the ability to load either a new version or one of the older versions of Flash Player for Ice Cream Sandwich until Adobe makes the call to update their app to be compatible with this newest version of Android. Don't get too frazzled quite yet though, that's not the whole story.
Upon the release of the Galaxy Nexus internationally this week complete with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and review units for a select few publishers here in the USA, several points have become clear, the newest being the complete absence of Visual Voicemail, the same feature shown off at the launch in Hong Kong. Of course there are still options to get visual voicemail with 3rd party apps, but what's come up missing in this out of the box experience with Ice Cream Sandwich is a pre-installed visual voicemail experience. After reaching out to Google on the matter this week we're being told that the API is there in the guts, it's just not built up to an application yet.