Ice Cream Sandwich

JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

JXD S602 Android gaming device looks awfully familiar

Allow us to introduce you to the JXD S602. It's a new Android gaming device that comes running Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and it's pretty inexpensive too. It also sports a look that's quite similar to the PlayStation Portable, which is nothing new - we've seen plenty of devices that attempt to "recreate" the look and feel of Sony's last-generation handheld, so it isn't surprising to see another one arrive on the scene

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Stellar brings 4G LTE on a budget

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Stellar brings 4G LTE on a budget

Verizon has revealed a new budget Android smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Stellar, delivering Ice Cream Sandwich and 4G LTE for free on contract. Packing a 4-inch WVGA touchscreen and 1.2GHz dualcore Snapdragon processor, the Galaxy Stellar is also one of Samsung's SAFE approved devices, targeted at enterprise users with added security and other business-friendly tech.

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Verizon Intuition by LG brings 4G phablet fun on September 6

Verizon Intuition by LG brings 4G phablet fun on September 6

Verizon has officially unveiled the Intuition by LG, the carrier's LTE version of the 5-inch Optimus Vu phablet, with sales kicking off September 6. Priced at $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement, the LG Intuition will come preloaded with the company's QuickMemo app, intended to gather up handwritten notes and sketches made with the bizarrely named "Rubberdium" stylus.

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O2 axes Sony Xperia ray, arc and neo Ice Cream Sandwich plans

O2 axes Sony Xperia ray, arc and neo Ice Cream Sandwich plans

UK carrier O2 faces the prospect of hugely disappointed Android users, with the news that the carrier will not be pushing official Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades to select Sony smartphones. Sony's updates for the Xperia ray, arc and neo failed to meet O2's exacting standards, the carrier says, being found to impact "the phone's speed and performance," and as such the three handsets will remain on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

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Samsung Galaxy Stellar slated for September 6 launch at Verizon

Samsung Galaxy Stellar slated for September 6 launch at Verizon

We've already heard a little bit about the mysterious Samsung Galaxy Stellar 4G LTE, but today the floodgates have been opened. Engadget has been in contact with sources that claim the new budget handset will launch at Verizon on September 6. Strangely, neither Verizon nor Samsung have said anything about the device yet, but Engadget's source was able to provide documentation that dishes plenty of details on the phone's specs.

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Pantech Magnus leaks for AT&T with 4G LTE and ICS

Pantech Magnus leaks for AT&T with 4G LTE and ICS

The folks from Pantech have remained relatively quite here in the US, aside from the slow rollout of some of their devices on AT&T's network. Those however have all been budget-friendly smartphones but this latest Pantech leak for AT&T is aiming for the top. This smartphone is packing specs for a top tier device and we have all the details.

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Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 and A2107 hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab A2109 and A2107 hands-on

It's a tough world for a cheap Android tablet. Lenovo's budget Ice Cream Sandwich pair, the IdeaTab A2109 and A2107, arrive not only in the usual shadow of the iPad, but of Google's $199 Nexus 7. Of the two, the A2107 takes on the official Google-slate most directly with its 7-inch 720p screen, though it's comparatively underpowered with an unspecified A9 processor.

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Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 hands-on

Lenovo IdeaTab S2110 hands-on

Lenovo had a trio of Android tablets for IFA 2012, with the most interesting being its IdeaTab S2110. Like many Ice Cream Sandwich slates we've seen in recent days, the S2110 comes with a useful keyboard dock that turns the tablet into a mini-notebook; unlike most, that dock also includes a battery for prolonging runtime. We snatched some hands-on time to see how it shapes up.

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Lenovo Ideatab S2110, A2109, and A2107 get IFA unveiling with Android ICS

Lenovo Ideatab S2110, A2109, and A2107 get IFA unveiling with Android ICS

The folks at Lenovo have re-revealed the Ideatab S2110 at IFA 2012 this week, making another tablet hook up with the keyboard crew to make a convertible tablet/notebook for the Android universe along with a couple of lovely smaller tablets by the name of A2109 and A2107. The S2110 tablet has a 10.1-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and 420nit brightness attached to a keyboard dock that'll have to flipping back and forth between tablet and notebook at will. You'll have 10-finger touchscreen abilities here as well as a powerful Qualcomm 8060A/8260A 1.5GHz dual-core processor (aka a dual-core Snapdragon S4) under the hood.

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Samsung Galaxy Note II vs 10.1 tablet

Samsung Galaxy Note II vs 10.1 tablet

There are now several devices on the market that Samsung has added its "Note" brand name to, this week adding the Galaxy Note II for a larger screen than the original with a whole new styling in its case as well. With the birth of the Galaxy S IIIcame the dawn of a new smooth generation of aesthetics for Samsung, this spilling over first into the tablet universe with the Galaxy Note 10.1 then hitting the Galaxy Note II. With this tie-up came brand recognition that was all Samsung's own, and with two devices on the market with the same styling and many of the same abilities, its become time to make with the comparisons.

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Jelly Bean set for Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 “very soon” says Samsung

Jelly Bean set for Galaxy S III and Note 10.1 “very soon” says Samsung

An update to your Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 are right around the corner in the form of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - so says Samsung. It's at IFA 2012 that the company made the announcement that the software would be hitting both devices "very soon" as it were, with the Samsung Galaxy Note II having been announced earlier in the event they spoke at as coming with Jelly Bean right out of the box. This duo of devices currently works with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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ARCHOS GamePad gets physical for Android gaming

ARCHOS GamePad gets physical for Android gaming

This week the folks at ARCHOS have revealed the GamePad, a gaming tablet with physical controls integrated into the device itself. This device brings on a lovely 7-inch display made to display games like the brand new Gameloft title Asphalt 7 - a racing game to be reckoned with. This device comes packed with a 1.5GHz dual-core processor paired with a Mali 400mp quad-core GPU for high-class graphics.

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