Summer is fast approaching, and if you're an Android fan, what better treat is there to celebrate the change in season than a delicious Ice Cream Sandwich? Certainly not Gingerbread, yet going by the numbers, that's what the large majority of Android users are chomping on. According to Google's updated Platform Versions website, only 2.9 percent of Android devices are rocking Android 4.0 or later (4.0.2 and 4.0.3).
Do you own a Droid Incredible 2 by HTC? If so, you can expect a future update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The same applies to the HTC Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, and a dozen other smartphones HTC has confirmed will be upgraded to ICS. Unfortunately, HTC didn't provide specific dates for any of the planned upgrades, so you'll have to settle for warm fuzzies from simply knowing your device is the list.
Owners of the Iconia Tab A200 tablet are able to unwrap Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) today as Acer begins pushing out an Android 4.0 update to its 10.1-inch, Tegra 2-powered slate. The A200 is the first of several Iconia Tab tablets that Acer plans to upgrade in the near-future. The 7-inch A100 and 10.1-inch A500 will both be treated to ICS in April, Acer announced today.
LG has not had the same presence in Android as the likes of Motorola, Samsung, and HTC, but the company might be looking to change that at the upcoming Mobile World Congress show. The details on LG’s new flagship device (currently called P880) have been leaked, and it’s looking like a real monster with a quad-core processor, and HD screen among other goodies.
Intel and Motorola might be collaborating to make a splash in the smartphone market with a nifty new device that's been spotted online. An alleged leaked render landed at PocketNow and it shows what is supposed to be Motorola's first ever Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) smartphone, which would also happen to be one of the first Intel-powered handsets.
Samsung has just unwrapped its new Galaxy Tab 2 device, a 7-inch slate powered by Google's Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) platform. It's the first of Samsung's 2012 tablet lineup and it brings a 1GHz dual-core processor to the 7-inch party, along with 1GB of RAM, a 1024x600 PLS (Plane-to-Line-Switching) TFT display, and of course a heaping scoop of TouchWiz.
In December 2011, Samsung released a statement saying it would provide Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) upgrades for the Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note in the first quarter of 2012, though no specific date was given. A Russian tipster known for digging up inside information announced in a Twitter post that ICS will drop for both devices on March 1 in some countries.
Depending on whose market share numbers you believe, Google Chrome is the second or third most popular browser on the desktop, by a hair either way. Now you can download Chrome on your Android smartphone or tablet, but only if you're running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It's available as a beta app in the Android Market, and just like the desktop version, Google said it focused on speed and simplicity.
When the weather gets cold and the skies turn grey, we usually get a hankering for something warm to eat. Hot cocoa, anyone? But our tummies are rumbling for something a bit cooler in these early days of winter: delicious Android-flavored Ice Cream Sandwich. Just last week, Asus’ Transformer Prime received the new OS, and now, an oldie-but-goodie is getting in on the action: the Motorola Xoom.
Here's a bit of good news for all you original Eee Pad Transformer tablet PC owners. Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, is ready to deploy, all it needs is a green light from Google. Asus North America confirmed as much in a Facebook post in response to a question posed by Transformer owner Michael Sullivan, who like many others can't wait to bite into Google's most delicious Android build to date.