Ice Cream Sandwich

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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Samsung Galaxy S III adds brightness toggle to notification area in OTA update

Samsung Galaxy S III adds brightness toggle to notification area in OTA update

It wasn’t that long ago that Samsung pushed out an OTA update for the Galaxy S III promising “improved stability”, and now the company is pushing out another update with the same changelog. We just got notified of the update here on our Galaxy S III, with the package coming in at 72.68MB. As usual, the changelog is frustratingly vague, although we’ve managed to spot some changes.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE Review

DROID Incredible 4G LTE Review

This week we've gotten the chance to take a peek at the next in a line of rather popular conservatively sized powerhouses from HTC, this time called the DROID Incredible 4G LTE. We've had a look at the Incredible 2 as well as the original DROID Incredible, now it's time to decide if this HTC One-era device is up to the task of bringing the DROID brand name back up to snuff. As Verizon has no other HTC One device, with T-Mobile and AT&T getting the prizes this time around from that manufacturer, it might be high time Big Red gets its own taste of the Sense (4.0, as seen in this hands-on with the HTC One S) we've been using for weeks.

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ARCHOS 97 carbon tablet first to hit Elements lineup

ARCHOS 97 carbon tablet first to hit Elements lineup

THis week ARCHOS has busted forth with a new series of Android tablets going by the name ARCHOS Elements, the first of these to be called ARCHOS 97 carbon. This device is one of several ELEMENTS tablets, it using a lovely 9.7-inch IPS LCD display while future tablets in the lineup grab 7 and 8-inch screens. This "97" tablet is 21.8 ounces, is just 0.45 inches thick, and has a cool aluminum finish all across its back.

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Ice Cream Sandwich breaks 10% Android installs (just as Jelly Bean arrives)

Ice Cream Sandwich breaks 10% Android installs (just as Jelly Bean arrives)

Android Ice Cream Sandwich has finally broken the 10-percent barrier for active installs, meaning 1-in-10 Android devices run the OS which has, ironically, just been superseded by Jelly Bean. Android 4.x installs are to be found on 10.9-percent of Google Play-accessing devices, according to the latest batch of platform break-down stats, though Gingerbread still dominates the market.

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HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO Go app gets Android tablet support

HBO has updated its popular streaming video app for Android tablets up to version 4.0.4. Previously, it was only available for Android smartphones and the Kindle Fire, among other non-Android devices. HBO Go allows users to watch their favorite HBO shows on demand on devices ranging from tablets to TVs. The service also includes movies that have been licensed to HBO.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Unboxing

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Unboxing

Android tablets come in all shapes, sizes, and price but Lenovo's latest tablet, the IdeaTab S2109 is here on the review block at SlashGear and seems to be sitting right in the middle regarding all 3. It runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and comes offering decent specs at a great price, but can it compete with the iPad 2? Check out our hands-on and initial thoughts below.

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AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

AT&T Samsung Galaxy S III hits stores on the 6th

This week we'll be seeing no less than the AT&T 4G LTE version of the Samsung Galaxy S III hit stores live and in person. This device has a 4.8-inch 306ppi resolution display, under the hood you've got a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, and in the back you've got NFC with several Samsung applications and functionalities to make use of it. You've also got 4G LTE speed, MHL for HDMI out at 1080p for video, and a fabulous 8 megapixel camera with backup from your Qualcomm processor inside.

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DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

DROID Incredible 4G LTE unboxing and hands-on

Today we've got our hands on the HTC DROID Incredible 4G LTE from Verizon, a device that'll be out in stores on the fifth of this month. This device represents HTC's efforts to bring most of the greatness from the HTC One series over to Verizon for their 4G LTE excellence in a relatively small form factor. You've got a 4-inch LCD qHD display - the same one as exists on the HTC One S, coupled with a 1.2 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor from Qualcomm and a price of $149.99 after $50 mail-in rebate - have a peek at it up close below.

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HTC Incredible S ICS update rolling out now

HTC Incredible S ICS update rolling out now

Back in May, HTC published a long list of handsets that would be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, the Incredible S includes among them. According to reports the ICS update is now rolling out for the mid-range handset of old, arriving just in time to hit HTC’s own July timeline. We imagine that the unlocked GSM version will be seeing the update first with staggered updates depending on your region and carrier.

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