Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Xperia Tablet revealed

Sony Xperia Tablet revealed

Sony's next Android slate, the Sony Xperia Tablet, has been spotted in a set of leaked presentation slides, a slimline and splashproof Tegra 3 model with a 9.4-inch 1280 x 800 display. The Xperia Tablet SGPT1211 keeps the folded-paper profile of its Tablet S predecessor but trims it down to 11.85mm at its thickest according to mobiFlip's premature documentation; overall, it's 42-percent thinner, Sony claims, and made of aluminum rather than plastic.

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SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

SlashGear Morning Wrap-Up: July 30, 2012

This morning it's a torrent of magical Apple news, and it's not going to let up all day long, I guarantee it. We're just about this close to a new iPhone and perhaps a new iPad mini as well, and what you're going to find is no less than a billion stories on both coming up in the pipe. Start your journey with the Apple design chief himself talking about how they don't care about money. Check out the iPad mini tipline and factoids on how it might ship in November. Then if you're not in for the long haul with Apple, you might want to check out the relatively bad news coming from HTC on how they're pulling out. Microsoft is also staying vocal with information about Perceptive Pixel and how they're going big with giant screens.

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Sony and LG ditch phones in Jelly Bean and ICS upgrade cycle

Sony and LG ditch phones in Jelly Bean and ICS upgrade cycle

Android fragmentation, what Android fragmentation? Oh, there it is. Sony and LG are surprising few but disappointing plenty with confirmation that several devices apiece won't be getting new versions of the OS. For Sony, it's the Xperia arc S and Xperia mini pro which have reached the end of the update line, with no chance of an official Jelly Bean release. However, the news is arguably even worse for some LG users, who still aren't even on Ice Cream Sandwich.

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LG Nitro HD ICS upgrade date July 31

LG Nitro HD ICS upgrade date July 31

It's not long now that LG Nitro HD smartphone owners will have to wait for the next generation in Android software, that being version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course this is not the newest version of Android, version 4.1 Jelly Bean, but it'll certainly bring on a selection of upgrades that will boost users love for the hardware. This update includes updates to common actions and brings on a brand new typeface optimized for the HD display the the Nitro HD comes packed with.

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Sony LT30p “Mint” breaks cover, gets early review

Sony LT30p “Mint” breaks cover, gets early review

Sony is planning to unveil some new handsets on August 29th before IFA kicks off in Berlin, and it looks like one of those has been detailed well ahead of the event. Mobile-Review has gotten its hands on the Sony LT30p, aka the Mint. In addition to the full specs, there are a bevy of pictures of the device from every angle, plus lots of screenshots of Sony’s user interface on top of Ice Cream Sandwich, which includes some new software tweaks.

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Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro quad-core tops the benchmark charts [Hands-on]

Qualcomm's been hard at work with their new quad-core chipset for mobile devices, and we've got one in our hands. Their brand new Snapdragon APQ8064 S4 Pro SoC packs quite the punch and we've just started taking it through it's paces. Announced and available starting earlier today, this developer device isn't for average users, but is a clear indication of what we can expect from Qualcomm later this year.

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Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 fondled, quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM onboard

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 fondled, quad-core CPU and 2GB of RAM onboard

It’s been quite some time since Samsung first introduced the Galaxy Note 10.1. The company reportedly delayed the tablet so that it could reconfigure the internals to add some more horsepower, and it looks like that’s the case now that the Note 10.1 has broken cover. The Brave Post has gotten its hands on the tablet and spent some quality time with it, revealing that Samsung has equipped its latest tablet with a quad-core processor and bumped the RAM for good measure.

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LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich is “very close”

LG Spectrum’s Ice Cream Sandwich is “very close”

Everyone is talking about the latest version of Android, version 4.1 also known as Jelly Bean. But there are millions of smartphone owners who still haven't gotten the update to version 4.0. That version of Android, known better as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now poised to grade the LG Spectrum phone, as Google and manufacturers continue to push out as many updates as possible.

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Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei MediaPad 10 gets new promotional video

Huawei's upcoming MediaPad 10 FHD tablet is scheduled to launch next month, but for the uninitiated among us, the company has released a new promotional video that hits all of the tablet's big talking points. There are a lot of them too - the tablet itself is pretty impressive, so it's only natural that Huawei would want to show it off in a video that's bound to make at least a few of the tablet-obsessed public giddy with excitement.

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Nokia N9 sees Jelly Bean port

Nokia N9 sees Jelly Bean port

We’ve seen the Nokia N9 hacked in the past to run Android (Ice Cream Sandwich, specifically), and now the handset has been given yet another lease on life with a Jelly Bean port. Sure, not everything will be working correctly, but matching the latest version of Android with a beautiful piece of hardware is hard to ignore. Work on the Ice Cream Sandwich port still continues, with a lot of features still not working, but hopefully that progress can be applied to Jelly Bean in the meantime.

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