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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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Google Voice gets integrated into Android call log

Google Voice gets integrated into Android call log

Android and Google Voice both are a little closer today now that Google has issued an update bringing not only more features to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but they also integrated Google Voice right into the missed call log. Now users can see their GV calls, and check their visual voicemails all from one easy place instead of tossing back between the standard call log, and Google Voice.

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