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Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

This week Verizon has announced that the Motorola XOOM will begin to recieve the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and officially become the first tablet to do so on the carrier. This upgrade will boost the 10.1-inch tablet up to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system and will be the only tablet on the market with a certified Google-pushed vanilla version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This upgrade brings with it a selection of new features for the tablet such as a built-in photo editor.

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Motorola Android 4.0 ICS software demoed

Motorola Android 4.0 ICS software demoed

It appears that Motorola is just about ready to bring on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for their Google mobile OS-toting line of smartphones starting with the DROID RAZR. This is evidenced by a set of videos showing off the software running on a faux display from the device with several upgrades that'll make your old software look like a child in comparison. Each of these videos can be viewed below while the actual update will not be released until a later date.

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CyanogenMod Android hack hits 2 million installs

CyanogenMod Android hack hits 2 million installs

The hacked and completely fan-made Android-based ROM known as CyanogenMod has reached a massive 2 million installs this week, reminding us that it is far and away the most successful Android 3rd party system of all time. This update comes only a few months after CyanogenMod reached 1 million installs, the Google mobile OS-based hack growing now as what appears to be an exponential rate. The install rate is tracked by the CyanogenMod team's own CM stat tracker which shows also that the last 24 hours have had an additional 11,294 installs as well.

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Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony has cancelled plans to upgrade the Xperia PLAY gaming smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich, justifying its decision with negative feedback from carriers, developers and owners of the test Android 4.0 build. "After extensive in house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners," Sony said in a statement today, "we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich."

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Google Sooner spills Android’s earliest secrets

Google Sooner spills Android’s earliest secrets

Android has certainly come a long way from Google's first mention of the Open Handset Alliance, and little shows it quite so well as the Google Sooner. HTC's first prototype for Google's Android development, the Sooner was a non-touch QWERTY handset used for the earliest demos of the platform, five years ahead of flagships like the Galaxy S III and the One X. App developer and serial prototype acquirer Steve Troughton-Smith managed to pick up a Sooner device and has shared some details.

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Spotify updated for Android 4.0 ICS

Spotify updated for Android 4.0 ICS

This week we're getting an early preview of the newest version of the mobile version of the Spotify app, complete with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility. This update to the app has been long-awaited, especially since Spotify's Premium Userbase is the only set of folks able to get the full mobile experience with Android. This update has what Spotify describes as a full "top-to-bottom" redesign, works with much higher resolution graphics than ever before, and has an improved new music discovery engine.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 released for unlocked phones

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 released for unlocked phones

Samsung has begun pushing out the Android 4.0 update to UK owners of unlocked Galaxy S II handsets, the company has confirmed, delivering a tasty slab of Ice Cream Sandwich to the bestselling device. Users who opted for a non-carrier Galaxy S II had been frustrated to hear that they'd be last in the line for ICS, with carrier-branded variants all earlier in the queue. Now, the wait is over.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note gets early Android 4.0 ICS: here’s how

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note gets early Android 4.0 ICS: here’s how

This week we're getting our first real glimpse of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the unique "phablet" family with the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note. This software has not come through traditional means, instead being pushed by hackers and excited developers wishing to bypass the process Samsung and AT&T must go through before they can update their devices officially. Have a look below at our hands-on with the device running this new tasty treat packed with Ice Cream Sandwich goodness and, barring the fear that grips you when you think of hacking, grab it for yourself!

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Ice Cream Sandwich now on 2.9% of all Android devices

Ice Cream Sandwich now on 2.9% of all Android devices

Last time we heard about Ice Cream Sandwich adoption on Android devices, less than 1% had the OS installed. Granted, only the Galaxy Nexus was ready to go with ICS, along with a speedy update to the ASUS Transformer Prime, but OEMs in general have been slow to offer updates ever since the code dropped in November. ICS products and updates are slowly but surely starting to appear, and the latest data shows that ICS adoption has jumped.

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