Ice Cream Sandwich

SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

SoftBank reveals radiation-scanning phone plus 13.1MP Android

Japanese carrier SoftBank has revealed its summer 2012 line-up, including an Android phone with an integrated radiation detector, the usual brace of big-screened beauties, and a 110Mbps mobile hotspot. The Pantone 5 SoftBank 107SH is the most unusual of the refreshed range, delivering not only eight hue options ranging from the salmony-pink shown here through to lime green and sober black, but the ability to track between 0.05 and 9.99 μSv/h of radiation.

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Samsung Galaxy S III protective cases arrive in UK

Samsung Galaxy S III protective cases arrive in UK

It appears that though there might be a bit of a delay with the actual smartphone itself in some cases, stores in the UK, MobileFun in particular, have recieved their official (and unofficial) case shipments for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The folks at MobileFun have shown off their wares in a set of new press photos (for the official bunch) never before seen until now as well as in a set of lovely hands-on videos. These videos show some of the more inventive cases created by third parties made specifically for the Galaxy S III in an array of odd shapes and colors. Be sure to check out our Samsung Galaxy S III full review as well if you haven't already done so.

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Motorola Android 4.0 ICS software demoed

Motorola Android 4.0 ICS software demoed

It appears that Motorola is just about ready to bring on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for their Google mobile OS-toting line of smartphones starting with the DROID RAZR. This is evidenced by a set of videos showing off the software running on a faux display from the device with several upgrades that'll make your old software look like a child in comparison. Each of these videos can be viewed below while the actual update will not be released until a later date.

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Sony Xperia S ICS update demoed on camera

Sony Xperia S ICS update demoed on camera

Sony might still be shipping handsets with Gingerbread, but Ice Cream Sandwich updates are coming to the 2011 Xperia line as well as the Sony Xperia S. That update should be landing in a few short weeks, and a video has emerged from Thailand which shows off the tasty treat on an Xperia S. There’s nothing too exciting going on, but it does at least give you a glimpse of what to look forward to.

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Samsung Galaxy S III Review

Samsung Galaxy S III Review

If there's such a thing as heritage in the relatively fledgling world of smartphones, the Samsung Galaxy S III has it. Seldom does a phone - at least, one not wearing an Apple logo - arrive to so many expectations, and this time around Samsung even managed to match its Cupertino rival for pre-launch hype, rumor and intrigue. If the original Galaxy S convinced us Samsung could indeed be a top-tier player, and the Galaxy S II played an instrumental role in overshadowing the rest of the Android ecosystem, then we probably won't be satisfied until the Galaxy S III trounces every other handset on the market. The Korean firm has the ambition, certainly, but does it have the device to do it? Read on for the full SlashGear review.

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Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Huawei Ascend P1 Review

Today on the SlashGear test bench is the new Huawei Ascend P1 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone. It was first unveiled at CES and we've been waiting for it ever since. As of late Huawei has been making some huge strides with their hardware to better compete with HTC and the Samsung's in the world, and this phone is a solid attempt. Being one of their best handsets to date can it match up? Check out the rest of the review to find out.

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ViewSonic 22-inch Android tablet teased

ViewSonic 22-inch Android tablet teased

The folks at ViewSonic have sent out their invites for the 2012 Computex conference complete with a couple of choice tips for mobile fans - including a bit about a 22-inch Android 4.0 ICS tablet. This Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is dubbed a "smart business tablet monitor" at the moment and we can't help but recall just hours ago when it was made clear what Steve Ballmer from Microsoft was using in his office - pretty much the same thing. Will you be able to resist such a magnetic piece of hardware?

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Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony axes Xperia PLAY Android 4.0 upgrade

Sony has cancelled plans to upgrade the Xperia PLAY gaming smartphone to Ice Cream Sandwich, justifying its decision with negative feedback from carriers, developers and owners of the test Android 4.0 build. "After extensive in house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners," Sony said in a statement today, "we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich."

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Google Nexus tablet tipped for July

Google Nexus tablet tipped for July

If you're wondering when Google will finally put its stamp of approval on an official Android tablet, you'll have to wonder a little bit longer, but if you're one to believe speculation, then you can hang your hat on a launch day of either June or July of this year. According to a report from manufacturing insider Digitimes, production of the device is already set, with 600,000 units being ordered for the initial launch.

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Toshiba AT300 Tegra 3 ICS tablet gets official

Toshiba AT300 Tegra 3 ICS tablet gets official

Toshiba has outed its latest Android tablet, the AT300, a 10.1-inch iPad rival running Ice Cream Sandwich on NVIDIA's quadcore Tegra 3 chipset and promising up to 10hrs runtime. Measuring 8.95mm thick and wrapping its guts in an aluminum shell with a splash of Gorilla Glass up front, the AT300 also has a pair of cameras, with a 2-megapixel front-facer and a 5-megapixel main camera on the back.

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Revised Galaxy Note 10.1 includes S-Pen slot

Revised Galaxy Note 10.1 includes S-Pen slot

It’s been a bit touch and go with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1. First shown off at MWC 2012 with a dual-core processor underneath the chassis, the tablet has yet to see the light of day. Rumors indicated that Samsung held off on the tablet to include a quad-core CPU, something they quickly denied. New info about the tablet has emerged from Tablet Community, with Samsung tweaking the design to accommodate the included S-Pen.

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NVIDIA’s Kai aims for $199 quad-core Android tablets

NVIDIA’s Kai aims for $199 quad-core Android tablets

At CES 2012, NVIDIA and ASUS took to the stage and announced the MeMo 370T, a quad-core Tegra 3 Android tablet that would cost just $249. Rumors have suggested that the tablet has since been cancelled, or possibly rebranded as Google’s Nexus tablet, but there hasn’t been any other attempts by a company to hit that price point with such powerful specs. NVIDIA has now laid out the concept as an official strategy, dubbed “Kai”.

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