Ice Cream Sandwich

Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update now available

Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update now available

There was some disappointment when Sony’s 2012 flagship handset, the Xperia S, shipped with Gingerbread on board instead of Ice Cream Sandwich. The company did promise an update, and true to its word, Ice Cream Sandwich is now rolling out to the Xperia S, bringing with it a bevy of new features. Sony has tweaked some of the entertainment apps such as Walkman, Movies, and Album, and you’ll get all the functionality that Ice Cream Sandwich brings to the table too.

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Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on with device-exclusive sharing

Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on with device-exclusive sharing

This week we've gotten the opportunity to take a peek at both the AT&T and the T-Mobile versions of the Samsung Galaxy S III, and in our exploration of said phone, its become apparent that Samsung wants everyone to do one thing: share! Three different sharing abilities will be explored here, each of them exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy S III in part or in whole. The first of these is S-Beam, Samsung's NFC-laden wireless transfer feature, while the other two rely on Wi-fi signals to make their abilities seem magic.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Samsung Galaxy S III Review [AT&T & T-Mobile]

Is the Samsung Galaxy S III the most anticipated Android smartphone in the US this year? Given the reaction to the 4.8-inch flagship's announcement - not to mention the pre-launch rumor and hype - and the subsequent furore around the European model, it's hard not to reach that conclusion. Set to launch on five US carriers near-simultaneously, the Galaxy S III has arrived in AT&T and T-Mobile form on the SlashGear testbench, hoping to convince us again with their 4G and potent processors. We've already reviewed - and loved - the European version of the Galaxy S III that went on sale earlier this month; read on to find out if the US phones can live up to expectations.

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nabi 2 kids tablet Review

nabi 2 kids tablet Review

What you're about to see is an Android-based NVIDIA Tegra 3-toting custom user interface-having powerhouse of a kids tablet going by the name nabi 2. This device is made specifically for kids and kids only, it being shaped like a blob with rounded edges and indented sides all covered with an in-box rubbery case made for safety as well as unique style - and it's got customized Android software to match. Could this be the smart device your kid has been waiting for all his or her life?

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Infinitec Pocket TV Android dongle gets pre-release bump

Infinitec Pocket TV Android dongle gets pre-release bump

Inside the Infinitec Pocket TV HDMI device is Android 4.0 and the ability to rock and roll on your HDTV - what you'll find in addition to that now that it's had a pre-release update is a massive 1GB of RAM. This device has also settled on a final design as it heads to the actual web-based market after its humble beginnings on Kickstarter. You'll find a mini USB port on the side of the device and it has a promise to be able to handle "the next versions of Android" including what we assume will be an upgrade by the end of the year - supposing Google I/O brings on another boost.

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Sony Tablet P Ice Cream Sandwich update happens

Sony Tablet P Ice Cream Sandwich update happens

It's time for Sony's one-of-a-kind tablet with two independent displays to get the Android 4.0 update treatment. The unique dual-sceen Sony Tablet P is getting the Ice Cream Sandwich treatment. The latest version of Android, version 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is getting well underway.  As the new platform starts becoming more commonplace, phones and tablets running ICS are less special, but the Tablet P is a bit of a different story.

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LG Eclipse tipped for AT&T release this October

LG Eclipse tipped for AT&T release this October

It appears that LG's answer to the Samsung Galaxy S III might be closer than ever as it pops up this week as the LG Eclipse in some Bluetooth 4.0 Certification documentation. Inside this User Agent Profile set of codes you'll find that this device has a 768 x 1280 pixel display, is indeed made by LG Electronics, and will be carrying the name E970 in its guts. This device has been tipped to be carrying a 4.67-inch display panel, that making this a 320ppi smartphone. Not only that, this device will be popping up with a quad-core Krait processor under the hood as well.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700: 1920×1200 and Tegra 3 for $449.99

Acer Iconia Tab A700: 1920×1200 and Tegra 3 for $449.99

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 hasn’t been a very well kept secret, but the pricing and availability of the tablet has consistently eluded the general public. Wonder no more, as Acer has finally let slip exactly what you’ll be paying for the 32GB model of the tablet: $449.99. For your money you’ll be getting a 10-inch screen with a 1920x1200 resolution, a quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, and Ice Cream Sandwich.

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