Ice Cream Sandwich

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note made official

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note made official

This week a member of T-Mobile's PR team has made a tiny, yet significant announcement via Twitter - that the Samsung Galaxy Note will, indeed, be coming to the carrier. This device has been rumored and pictured attached to the carrier several times in the past few weeks and months, this move by T-Mobile being the one push needed to get customers of T-Mobile thinking about whether it'll be this or the Samsung Galaxy S III they'll be choosing this summer. This version of the Galaxy Note will likely be basically the same as the AT&T version of the device, devoid of a physical home button and toting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich right out of the box.

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HTC Desire HD ICS update reportedly cancelled

HTC Desire HD ICS update reportedly cancelled

If you take a moment to think about the oldest Android device that will be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, the HTC Desire HD would be near the top of the list. The handset would certainly be up to the task, featuring a single-core Snapdragon S2 processor and 768MB of RAM. GSMArena has discovered an OS upgrade schedule from Telus that would indicate the Desire HD may not be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich after all.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Review

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Review

If you're one of the few that is looking for a decent mid-range well rounded Android tablet that also manages to come in the same shape as the iPad, we might have something just for you. Today on the SlashGear test bench is the new Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet. Running on a standard build of Android, but rocking an iPad-like 9.7-inch 1024 x 768 resolution display check out if this tablet is for you after the break.

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AT&T Motorola Atrix HD hands-on and unboxing

AT&T Motorola Atrix HD hands-on and unboxing

This week we've got the newest version of Motorola and AT&T's line of powerful smartphones, this time dubbed Atrix HD due to its ultra high resolution display. This device also runs on AT&T's 4G LTE network and closely resembles the device on Verizon known as the DROID RAZR. Here we've got a white casing surrounding a lovely curved-edges-having reinforced glass-covered display that's no less than 329 PPI, that being a resolution that's only beaten by 3 other devices on the market today, none of them having the build that this one does. In addition, Motorola is letting us know that they've dubbed this device as having 720p HD ColorBoost technology - we'll see how that plays out soon enough. For now, we sure as heck know it's bright.

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HTC Vertex HD tablet uncovered with quad-core Tegra 3

HTC Vertex HD tablet uncovered with quad-core Tegra 3

This week a lovely new HTC tablet has shown its guts, so to speak, as two separate benchmark tests have had results pop up on the web with its name: HTC Vertex. This device was tipped earlier this week as a replacement for HTC's current tablet line with the HTC Jetstream and HTC Flyer and is being shown today as having both Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor onboard. This device also appears to be working with a 10.1-inch display with HD resolution at WXGA 1280 x 800 pixels.

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LG VS930 for Verizon leaks

LG VS930 for Verizon leaks

Just a few days ago we heard rumblings that LG was planning another high-end smartphone that would feature a quad-core processor and 10-megapixel camera, and now it looks like the company is about to release another LTE handset on Verizon. Engadget has scored pictures and specs for the VS930. It looks quite similar to the LG Optimus LTE II, and the specs are certainly nothing to sneeze at.

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US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III hits tomorrow

US Cellular Samsung Galaxy S III hits tomorrow

This week the folks at US Cellular have revealed that their Samsung Galaxy S III will be available online starting tomorrow with in-store units arriving by the end of the week. This version of the Samsung Galaxy S III is 4G LTE capable just like the Verizon and AT&T versions of the device, albeit with a much smaller coverage area until the carrier ramps up their towers across the nation. You'll still get the same 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 8 megapixel camera on the back, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich inside.

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Google Nexus Q gets root, runs Netflix plus games

Google Nexus Q gets root, runs Netflix plus games

It was only a few short hours after the Nexus Q was announced and handed out to antendees at Google I/O 2012 that it was hacked to launch games, and further progress has been made on the social streamer. Hackers over at xda-developers have managed to root the Nexus Q, and users willing to play around with an ADB shell can push apps over to the player, as well as enable the Android launcher to get full Ice Cream Sandwich on a HDTV.

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Motorola announces RAZR V for Canada

Motorola announces RAZR V for Canada

Motorola may have announced the Atrix HD for the United States, but it’s also bringing another phone to the Canadian market, the RAZR V. It looks fairly similar to the original RAZR, but has seen a slight redesign. Motorola say the RAZR V is 8.4mm thick and features the same Kevlar back, and the company is quick to point out the numerous software enhancements it has added on top of Android.

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ADzero Bamboo teased in new renders

ADzero Bamboo teased in new renders

Earlier this year, a small UK company called AD unveiled plans for the ADzero Bamboo, an Android smartphone constructed from bamboo. The idea was first conceived by Kieron-Scott Woodhouse, a student at Middlesex University, turned into reality when Woodhouse was offered the chance to design the real thing. We haven’t heard much from the company since the prototypes was first shown off, but some new renders have been posted to AD’s website for all to enjoy.

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AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update live

AT&T Galaxy S II Skyrocket Ice Cream Sandwich update live

The Galaxy S II Skyrocket, powered by AT&T, received the Ice Cream Sandwich Android upgrade months ago. The only problem is it wasn't official. Hackers managed to sneak their way into the Samsung treasure trove and pilfer the software file, but now, the update is actually going live over Kies. The official update brings users to version 4.0.4, unlike the unofficial 4.0.3 update.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Premium Suite software upgrade hands-on

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note Premium Suite software upgrade hands-on

This week AT&T will be pushing the Samsung Galaxy Note Premium Suite upgrade with Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, and we've got our hands on it right this minute. This upgrade in software brings you several features in S-Note and S-Memo and also brings on Android Beam with NFC as well as facial unlock - the strangest screen unlock of them all! You'll also gain access to a strange application that's also out now for the Galaxy S III: Samsung's My Story app.

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