Ice Cream Sandwich

Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich topples 7% adoption rate

Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich topples 7% adoption rate

Google's latest official numbers for Android are out, and the number of people running the latest version of Android, version 4.0 also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is now up to 7.1% of all Android device owners, including both smartphones and tablets. That's up from the previous month when it was sitting at 4.9%, so the number is growing at a nice clip.

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US Cellular Galaxy S III pre-orders begin June 12th

US Cellular Galaxy S III pre-orders begin June 12th

Verizon definitely seems to have caused a stir, with carriers left right and center all announcing their pre-order and sales intentions for the Galaxy S III this morning. Now US Cellular has stepped up to the plate to offer up its own information. Pre-orders for the handset start June 12th, with the phone available to buy online and in retail stores starting sometime in July.

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Galaxy S III T-Mobile edition leaked

Galaxy S III T-Mobile edition leaked

It appears that Samsung may be teaming up with T-Mobile to start off their USA launch of the Galaxy S III, this idea suggested by a leaked set of photos of the device itself. These photos come from The Verge where both the white and blue versions have been shown with slight variations to be seen when compared to the original international edition of the Galaxy S III which we've reviewed in full. What's most interesting about this release is not that the case on the back appears to have T-Mobile's logo in-tact, but that the front of the device appears, for the first time in Samsung's history, to keep the internationally-flavored physical home button.

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Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

Motorola XOOM gets Android 4.0 ICS upgrade

This week Verizon has announced that the Motorola XOOM will begin to recieve the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade and officially become the first tablet to do so on the carrier. This upgrade will boost the 10.1-inch tablet up to the newest version of Google's mobile operating system and will be the only tablet on the market with a certified Google-pushed vanilla version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This upgrade brings with it a selection of new features for the tablet such as a built-in photo editor.

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Meet the Nexus tablet (before Google announces it)

Meet the Nexus tablet (before Google announces it)

This week we've once again had an above-average amount of tips being pointed directly at the idea that the next Nexus device that will be released by Google will also be made by ASUS. This device will be a tablet, as confirmed by Google's Eric Schmidt back in January with his "six month window" comment. This device will certainly be an example for Google's next big operating system update, will more than likely have a 7-inch display, and it will cost users just $149, per an ASUS tip as well as NVIDIA's own Kai Strategy which takes their quad-core Tegra 3 processor down below $200 USD.

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Galaxy S III LTE comes to Canada with Snapdragon inside

Galaxy S III LTE comes to Canada with Snapdragon inside

It's a whole new ballgame up above the USA as Canadian carriers across the board announce their release of the Samsung Galaxy S III complete with a Qualcomm processor, LTE speed, and 2GB of RAM. This variation of the GALAXY S III will have options for either 16GB or 32GB of internal storage while two variations on those models will exist with either 4G LTE or HSPA+ 42 data connections. This device will still essentially be the same international Samsung Galaxy S III we reviewed this past week by all outward and surface appearances, but the guts make this a whole different beast!

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 tablet brings 9.7-inches of ICS

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 tablet brings 9.7-inches of ICS

This week the folks at Lenovo have announced a lovely new sleek ta blet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on a 9.7-inch display. This tablet weighs in at an amazing 1.27 pounds light, is 1/3-inch thin, and has what Lenovo says is 10 hours of battery life packed inside. This device works with SRS surround sound speakers built-in as a feature we've seen on no other tablet yet released - could be fantastic!

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Galaxy S III Pebble Blue shipping now (in Vietnam)

Galaxy S III Pebble Blue shipping now (in Vietnam)

If you're on the lookout for that one special color for your Samsung Galaxy S III, that Pebble Blue you've been waiting for, you'll have to hit up your favorite Vietnamese smartphone shop as they've got it in stock this week. It's limited numbers or none for the Samsung smartphone in Pebble Blue this week, with the UK having none across the country and each other launch point - such as New Zealand - having a minor delay in the works for that color as well. Vietnam has been confirmed as getting units though, so no worries!

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Samsung Galaxy S III hits UK

Samsung Galaxy S III hits UK

Samsung's Galaxy S III has arrived in the UK, with the company's third-gen flagship smartphone already facing stock shortages as demand massively outstrips supply. Released in mainland Europe yesterday - as well as a day early from Samsung's flagship UK store, where the queue (shown here a few hours before sales began) quickly outstripped stock - the much-anticipated 4.8-inch smartphone is hitting all major carriers and retailers in the UK. More details after the cut.

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Ematic reveals $119 Android 4.0 ICS tablet “Steal”

Ematic reveals $119 Android 4.0 ICS tablet “Steal”

As its own name suggests, the tablet released today by the relatively new manufacturer known as Ematic does appear to be a "Steal." This device's full name is eGlide Steal and will bring you a 7-inch display and no less than the newest (and rarest) of Google mobile operating systems: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. With the software and the price being the main draws here with this new monster, can we trust the build quality?

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Motorola DROID RAZR HD spied in Cellebrite system

Motorola DROID RAZR HD spied in Cellebrite system

There have been an increasingly number of Motorola DROID RAZR HD leaks lately. The phone was first revealed as the DROID Fighter back in March, looking awfully similar to the current RAZR but with a larger 4.6-inch screen and 3,300mAh battery. The handset was mentioned again in leaked EXIF data last month, and another leak out of China showed the phone running Ice Cream Sandwich. The device has popped up again, this time in the Cellebrite database.

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Sony rolling out ICS update for all 2011 phones (bar PLAY)

Sony rolling out ICS update for all 2011 phones (bar PLAY)

Sony promised that its entire 2011 line of Android smartphones would be receiving an update to Ice Cream Sandwich, and while it’s been a long wait, the company is starting to deliver. Sony has taken to its user forums to announce that the rest of the 2011 line should be seeing the ICS updates very shortly, with Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo users already reporting that the upgrade has arrived.

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