Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Nexus Q brings media streaming to the home for $299

Google Nexus Q brings media streaming to the home for $299

Didn’t think Google was just going to announce a tablet at I/O, did you? The company will also be showing off a mysterious Nexus Q device. Google say it’s a social streamer that’ll hook up to your speakers and television and pipe content from the cloud, sporting a very cool design to boot. Droid-Life first discovered the reference to the Nexus Q on the Play Store, and now all the details along with an introduction video has emerged.

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Android Jelly Bean statue appears at Googleplex [UPDATE]

Android Jelly Bean statue appears at Googleplex [UPDATE]

Less than 24 hours before the biggest Google developer event of the year, Google I/O 2012, over at the Googleplex the newest Android software version has been revealed: Jelly Bean. Just as suspected due to leaks, tips, and the fact that each of the treats thus far have been alphabetically inserted, Jelly Bean will come right after the update that's live now: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Now we've just got to figure out what version number this treat corresponds with, and of course what the actual software updates will be.

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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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