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Sony Tablet S, Tablet P getting Android 4.0 update

Sony Tablet S, Tablet P getting Android 4.0 update

Sony recently posted some good news for Tablet S and Tablet P owners, confirming that the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will indeed be rolling out to both devices. The news was posted in Sony UK's community forums, but the company hasn't confirmed yet when this update will arrive.

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Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab will not be getting Android 4.0

Samsung Galaxy S, Galaxy Tab will not be getting Android 4.0

Samsung has revealed that its Galaxy S smartphone and Galaxy Tab 7-inch tablet will not be getting the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. The company explained that the devices could not be updated due to hardware limitations that would not be able to run the new Android platform alongside Samsung's custom TouchWiz user interface.

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Nexus S to get Android 4.0 starting today, GSM version first

Nexus S to get Android 4.0 starting today, GSM version first

Google has announced via Twitter that it will be rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nexus S starting today. The GSM models of the device will be the first to receive the update, which will roll out in batches. The Nexus S was Google's premiere Android 2.3 Gingerbread device that launched last November.

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Android 4.0.3 to bring bug fixes, optimizations, and new APIs

Android 4.0.3 to bring bug fixes, optimizations, and new APIs

Google has announced via its developer blog an update to Android 4.0.3 that will bring optimizations and bug fixes along with new APIs. This update is also considered to be the base version that will be pushed by third parties on production phones and tablets in the weeks ahead.

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Android 4.0 ICS tablet interface discovered inside Galaxy Nexus

Android 4.0 ICS tablet interface discovered inside Galaxy Nexus

Back a few months ago there was a discovery made by an intrepid developer inside Android's Honeycomb OS in which changing the LCD density to a smaller value than the tablet it was running on had revealed a smartphone interface for the otherwise tablet-sized OS - one day after the USA-based Galaxy Nexus has been revealed here in the USA and our pal Michael Crider from Android Community has discovered that essentially the same thing happens in reverse with Ice Cream Sandwich. What Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is meant to do for the Google mobile OS is create one single OS that works just as well for handsets as it does for tablets, but until now we've got less than an adequate look at what this means for larger screened devices. As Crider shows here, it's a rather interesting experience that everyone should have.

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Adobe Flash Player updates for ICS, Galaxy Nexus users rejoice

Adobe Flash Player updates for ICS, Galaxy Nexus users rejoice

Just a few weeks ago when the international edition of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released, we were just thunderstruck over the idea that Adobe Flash Player was nowhere to be found - not on the phone or the Android Market - what we get to see today, on the other hand, on the day of the release of the Verizon version of this handset, is an update to that app and a free download on the market, right in the nick of time. This should come as no surprise, at least that the download would be available eventually, but as users will tell you: it's nice to see that Adobe wasn't just breathing smoke.

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Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets interactive support simulator, help with Android 4.0 ICS

Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets interactive support simulator, help with Android 4.0 ICS

Though the differences between the original Galaxy Nexus that's been released a couple of weeks ago by Samsung internationally and the Verizon 4G LTE version of the handset are few, Verizon has gone above and beyond the call of duty in creating an interactive "this is how you do it" page for the device's relatively new software. What you'll be able to do on this Samsung Galaxy Nexus support simulator is find out how to access and use everything from Phone Calls to Android Beam, all of this fully activated and ready to go on the handset set to release SOON (tomorrow, if you believe the whispers from above.)

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Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS official early update leaked, TouchWiz intact

Galaxy S II Android 4.0 ICS official early update leaked, TouchWiz intact

What you're about to see is a video of a person using the international edition of the Samsung Galaxy S II with what SamMobile blog says is the first build of Ice Cream Sandwich made for the device by Samsung - what you'll notice here is not just that the device has the newest version of Android on it, but that Samsung's own custom user interface has been fully integrated. When we first saw the TouchWiz that's closest to what you're about to see, it was way back at the start of 2011 at Mobile World Congress (and the famous CTIA Philip Berne event) with the launch of the original Galaxy S II (aka the one you see here), then again in a slightly updated version here in the USA. What this represents is Samsung's continued reliance on said user interface to differentiate their products from the competition.

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Galaxy Nexus in $289 bundle leaked by Costco ad

Galaxy Nexus in $289 bundle leaked by Costco ad

Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich hero device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, may be heading to Costco in a $289 bundle. A leaked Costo ad revealed the special pricing along with a release date that supports previous rumors for a December 15 launch.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 developer tablet running Android 4.0 ICS

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 developer tablet running Android 4.0 ICS

A bit earlier this month the folks at Qualcomm had an analyst summit with about 50 industry analysts from both North and South America to show off their developing technologies and in particular one device which had us raising our eyebrows - a new Snapdragon S4 developer tablet running Android 2.3 Gingerbread -- news today from Qualcomm shows off how this tablet is now prepped to be running the newest OS, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. You'll remember the MDB Qualcomm handset we had earlier this year, that one of the last developer-centric devices the chip manufacturer had out for purchase. Now we've got this lovely tablet coming out sooner than later, and complete with the tastiest Android flavor yet!

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Coby reveals five Android 4.0 tablets for Q1 2012

Coby reveals five Android 4.0 tablets for Q1 2012

Coby Electronics announced today that it is preparing to offer five new tablets running Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich platform in early 2012. The company promises to show the devices at CES in January, making it one of the first companies to have such an extensive lineup of Android 4.0 tablets.

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Galaxy Nexus visits FCC again, but with AT&T bands

Galaxy Nexus visits FCC again, but with AT&T bands

There's still no definitive word yet as to when Google's new flagship Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will arrive on Verizon, but it looks like the carrier won't be the only one to get the device for long. New FCC documents have surfaced revealing another Galaxy Nexus version that's destined for AT&T.

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