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Samsung: never mind, no Android 4.0 ICS for GSII

Samsung: never mind, no Android 4.0 ICS for GSII

Less than 24 hours after the first siren sound coming from blogs across the mobile bloggersphere (including SlashGear) that the Galaxy S II would be getting an Android upgrade this week, Samsung has redacted. Not so much saying they've had a change of heart as noting that the source of the information - Samsung's own update schedule - was just a bit mis-informed. It's a lovely update from none other than Samsung's Korea-based Twitter account that tells of a mistake made by Filipino Samsung, letting us know that when they've got more information, they'll share it.

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Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS update set for March 10th

Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS update set for March 10th

The world's most fabulous Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy S II, is set for an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on March 10th. That's just two days away for the international edition of this hero phone of Samsung's, with the rest of the versions - namely the USA editions on each of the top four carriers in the country - still under wraps. Of course they should be getting and update sooner than later, but its now the carrier modifications that Samsung will have to work with to get this software bump added.

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Android 4.0 ICS updates detailed for Verizon

Android 4.0 ICS updates detailed for Verizon

Nearly the entire line of Android devices have been listed in one massive post made by Verizon this week detailing which of them will and which of them will not get an upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. For those of you wondering why it's Verizon, the carrier, and not the manufacturers of the devices themselves that are announcing this, it's simply because it's Verizon who has to work with the manufacturer to get the update pushed to the devices because each of these devices has a special Verizon-branded build inside them - that meaning apps for the most part - and no manufacturer is free from such a bond. Have a peek if your Verizon-branded device is amongst the lucky to be getting an Ice Cream Sandwich update soon.

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HTC One V Official

HTC One V Official

This week the folks at HTC have revealed a line of devices under the HTC One pillars of quality, here in the HTC One V. This device has a 3.7-inch SLCD2 480 x 800 display with a 1.0 Ghz single-core processor, a total of 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage. This device along with the rest of the HTC One line come with their own HTC ImageChip which acts as its own piece of silicon dedicated to the camera alone. This is but one of the mighty line of hero devices that HTC is presenting to win the hearts of the world with an intensely personal experience above all.

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HTC Android 4.0 ICS spring schedule released

HTC Android 4.0 ICS spring schedule released

The folks at HTC have just updated their schedule for updates to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a handful of their devices, and it's no small batch, I can tell you that! For the end of March HTC has the Sensation, Sensation 4G, and Sensation XE getting updated with the Sensation XL ready to go soon afterward. After that there's so many HTC devices getting set up with Ice Cream Sandwich that you're going to get a sugar high!

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ASUS Transformer Prime with Android 4.0 ICS review

ASUS Transformer Prime with Android 4.0 ICS review

The first tablet on earth to be licensed by Google to officially be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the ASUS Transformer Prime, and we've got it running slick here in a full review for you. This tablet has been out for some weeks now, but has just been updated officially to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month. As we found at CES 2012, this tablet/transformer device has indeed worked with Google to make this happen, and you'll see the speed and excellence therein because of it. Also before you begin be sure to check out our full Transformer Prime review to see the rest of the capabilities of this machine.

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Android uniformity: a bit more clarity on new Google rules for ICS

Android uniformity: a bit more clarity on new Google rules for ICS

Google has this week announced that it will require manufacturers to include their own "Holo theme" for the newest version of Android if they wish to get their device officially licensed by them as an official Google product. What getting your device licensed by Google means, in this case, is having Google give you the OK to launch it with the Android Market onboard after they've approved its application of Android. This will allow app and game developers to MUCH more easily develop for Ice Cream Sandwich as they wont have to worry about each manufacturer requiring them to work with their own individual user interface. The iOS ease has come at last.

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Android 4.0 ‘Holo’ native theme required for Android Market access, says Google

Android 4.0 ‘Holo’ native theme required for Android Market access, says Google

Google has just announced that Android 4.0, or Ice Cream Sandwich's native theme, dubbed 'Holo', will be required for any Android 4.0 device in order to have access to Google's plethora of apps, including, well, the Android Market. Well, we knew that Ice Cream Sandwich's native UI theme would be seated right into the OS level of the platform, but, to be mandatory for access to the Android Market? That's quite a step further than previously thought to be.

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