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Android ICS Nexus S update out today for employees only

Android ICS Nexus S update out today for employees only

It has begun for those of you working at Google today running a Nexus S, the update to the official Google-distributed Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 build that you've been waiting for all these … days! Word is that the build sent out today to some (not all) Google employees is an early build of Ice Cream Sandwich, so there's certainly some kinks to work out, but this is no 3rd party street nightly build folks, Google sends out the good stuff right away. For those of you waiting at home, you can also get Ice Cream Sandwich right this moment if you wish, but you'll have to do some hacking to get it. Refer back to our post about the Rocket Launcher hidden in the system to see.

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Android Gingerbread on over half of devices, as ICS challenge begins

Android Gingerbread on over half of devices, as ICS challenge begins

Google and its Android manufacturing partners have finally managed to get the majority of devices in the wild up to date with Gingerbread... just in time for them to be outdated again thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich. According to the latest platform distribution stats, 2.3.x is now found on 50.6-percent of all Android devices - or at least those which accessed the Android Market in the fourteen days prior to December 1 - up from 43.9-percent last month.

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ICS 4.0 hidden Android Dreams feature hands-on

ICS 4.0 hidden Android Dreams feature hands-on

Google is a place where even though their slogan may no longer have to do with the doing of no evil, they certainly do a lot of good AND have a lot of fun - case in point: a hidden feature in the newest version of their mobile operating system Ice Cream Sandwich by the name of Android Dreams. This feature is otherwise known as Rocket Launcher or "RocketLauncher" for those of you buzzing around the hacker circuit, and what we've got courtesy of our pal Cory from Android Community is a hands-on experience with this new way of looking at your apps. All you need is a bit of digging skills and you can see this rather spacey experience for yourself!

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Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

Android 4.0 source code for x86 processors opening up to developers

For all of the Android developers out there, Google’s Android development team has opened up Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0.1) for x86 processors for both Intel and AMD systems. Take note that the release isn’t yet completely stable, there being some compatibility issues with Intel processors for sound, hardware acceleration, camera, and ethernet. On the flip side, Ice Cream Sandwich compatibility seems to be working just fine with AMD processors, Wi-Fi, sound, and hardware acceleration for AMD chipsets all good to go.

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LG announces Android 4.0 ICS smartphone upgrade plans

LG announces Android 4.0 ICS smartphone upgrade plans

There are hoards of Android users around the world with smartphones of different brands that are waiting in anticipation to see if their device will be upgraded to Android 4.0 when the OS launches. That launch is expected to happen in early 2012. The new OS will bring lots of new features and capability to various devices on the market already. LG has unveiled via Facebook what devices will get the upgrade first.

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Sony Ericsson Nypon LT22i Android smartphone leaks

Sony Ericsson Nypon LT22i Android smartphone leaks

If you are a fan of leaks of smartphones that aren't released yet a new Sony Ericson smartphone called the Nypon or LT22i has surfaced in pics. This is obviously an early test unit since we are seeing a screen with a big circuit board on the back. Still, we are suckers for naked leaked smartphones around here. This device is thought to be a next generation Android smartphone for Sony Ericsson.

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Lenovo 5-inch IdeaPad Android tablet leaks

Lenovo 5-inch IdeaPad Android tablet leaks

Lenovo is apparently readying a 5-inch dual-core tablet, running Android on a slate more suited to pockets than handbags and briefcases. Set to go on sale as part of Lenovo's new IdeaTab brand - or as the LePad in China - according to Engadget's tipster, the compact tablet hasn't been fully detailed yet, though it's confirmed to have both USB and HDMI connectivity.

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Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Flash for Android 4.0 by end of 2011 says Adobe

Adobe will deliver a version of Flash Player mobile for Android 4.0 by the end of the year, the company has confirmed, meaning smartphones like the Galaxy Nexus will be able to play Flash games and animations in the browser. Flash Player's current incompatibility  with Ice Cream Sandwich was spotted shortly after the Galaxy Nexus' launch, with Google only saying that "it expected" Adobe to release an updated version. However, Adobe also confirmed to Pocket-lint that this new version will be its last for the platform.

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Android 4.0 ICS demo: Active voice dictation, Unlock to camera, and more

Android 4.0 ICS demo: Active voice dictation, Unlock to camera, and more

We know you're all dying to get your hands on a Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that you can all your own, but in the meantime since we have the beautiful phone right here we've recorded another quick demo. First, look over our hands-on and unboxing, followed by a detailed Ice Cream Sandwich hands-on. That should hold you over, but while you wait enjoy the video demo below.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

Samsung's Galaxy Nexus hardware is only half of the Android excitement today: the other part is arguably more significant, the first deployment of Ice Cream Sandwich. The most significant refresh to Android in several generations, Android 4.0 brings tablet and smartphone strands in-line with a new, Honeycomb-inspired UI and a brace of new features. We've had our hands on the Galaxy Nexus for the past few days, and while it's too soon for the full SlashGear review, join us after the cut for some first-impressions and demo videos.

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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in January for hacked devices

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be available in January for hacked devices

If you're unaware of the the term CyanogenMod 9, you'll be more than a little bit surprised that the most well-trafficked hack for Android will be bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to a whole barrage of smartphones in the first month of 2012. What the team at CyanogenMod do is manufacture and develop a ROM, essentially the clothing and innards of in this case an Android device, allowing users who are daring enough to hack their smartphones or tablets to add their customizations for free. What they've done is to create not some flashy wild interpretation of Android that'll blow your socks off, no, instead they've taken Android and tweaked it to a more perfect state - and come January 2012, we're going to be tasting Ice Cream Sandwich.

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