LG Optimus series to be first LG devices with Android 4.0

If you are the owner of an LG smartphone that wants to know when your device will get the upgrade to Android 4.0, LG has a bit of information today. An official Facebook post has fingered the devices that will be getting the Android 4.0 update first. All of the initial smartphones to get Ice Cream Sandwich will be in the Optimus family.

Galaxy Nexus boot image with volume fix lands

If you are tired of the volume bug on your Galaxy Nexus and waiting for the fix to the bug to hit from Samsung, you can grab the official boot image with the fix now. Modaco has a link to the official file up for you to download. The catch is that the file is still in testing so you have to be willing to try it at your own risk.

Video of Acer Iconia Tab A200 leaks

Those big on Acer tablets will like the latest leak that has been spied. What appears to be the video promo for the Acer Iconia Tab A200 has leaked showing off a few more details and offering a better look at the tablet than we have seen in other leaked photos in the past. Our first glimpse at the tablet came earlier this month when a photo leaked and then the tablet was also spied crossing the FCC.

SPB Software gobbled up by Yandex

A nice 3D interface certainly makes our smartphones and tablets look better and one of the firms we have talked about a few times called SPB Software is being purchased by another firm called Yandex. The move will see new 3D UIs coming to other things that Android tablets and smartphones, where we have seen SPB Software in the past.

Android Community Weekly: November 27, 2011

Its been another great week of news here at Android Community, so let me sort out some of the high points for you. Most important to many, our sister site SlashGear had taken the time to extensively review both the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (ice Cream Sandwich). Android 4.0 has been steadily making its way to many devices (unofficially of course) since its source hit the net, and so will CyanogenMod 9 in due time.

Verizon pits DROID 4 against DROID RAZR, ends in stalemate

"Sieve" doesn't really describe the DROID 4 leaks at this point. In amongst a smattering of press images for the as-yet-unconfirmed phone (as if we needed it at this point) came a direct comparison of the DROID 4 and DROID RAZR, courtesy of Droid-Life. It reinforces a lot of the specs that we've already seen, like a 4-inch screen and an LTE connection, but gives us a little more insight into the nitty-gritty details.

Android Market website updated to support rooted devices

Google has updated their Android Market website to allow any user, with the Android Market installed of course, to push applications for automatic download on their devices. Many rooted devices haven't had a problem with this feature before the update, but those that owned a NOOK Color, HP TouchPad, or the new Kindle Fire were not recognized before the update.

Archos Arnova 7b and 10b G2 specs released

Official specifications of the Archos Arnova 7b and 10b G2 tablets have been released, and these economically savvy devices look to be decently equipped. Both tablets will ship with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) on-board and available in 8GB and 4GB storage options. Front facing welcomes are included in both models, and they also include micro SD slots for expanding storage by up to 32GB.

ClockworkMod “somewhat” working on the Nook Tablet

It seems that ClockworkMod may have been successfully ported to the recently released Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet. If this new tablet is just as hackable as its former NOOK Color, then we could very well see Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on it in due time. What the development community is more interested now is just seeing some custom ROMs as soon as possible.