Jelly Bean updates, but of course, there are a ton of devices out there that aren't even on Ice Cream Sandwich yet. There are many Android users who are patiently awaiting the arrival of an Ice Cream Sandwich update that may never arrive. It's almost tragic in a way, but luckily, we're finding out today that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G (GT-P7300) won't be one of the devices stuck in the past.
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Sony has just announced a new software update for its Xperia T and Xperia TX devices in the European and Asian markets. Sony is bringing the devices to Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4. The updates have started rolling out, and will continue to do so until it hits all devices. If you don't see the update on your phone, fear not, it should be ready to go soon.
announced at the beginning for the month, and now it's finally ready to hit store shelves.
Android distribution reports are available and it looks like Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich installs are slowly on the rise. In fact, between the two, they now make up just over 25% of all Android installs. Of course, 23.7 percent of this comes from Ice Cream Sandwich, so Jelly Bean is still taking up a very small percentage of the market at just 1.8%. The king is still Gingerbread, with an impressive 55.8% of the market. It is down from 57.5% last month, so it seems like more users are moving forward with the new versions of the operating system. The low number of Jelly Bean users is quite surprising, but at least it means that almost three-quarters of all users are on one of the three most recent versions. There are still some users out there running the old versions. In fact, 12.9% of users are still running Froyo on their devices. Hopefully, we see a continued trend of users moving towards the newer versions of Android. This data is collected based on Android devices that accessed its Google Play marketplace during a 14-day period ended October 1. Numbers are always interesting, and it is good to see that more devices are updating to the newer versions. [timeline]
T-Mobile. Of course, owners of this device would probably prefer to see Jelly Bean come to their device. Still, it's hard to complain about a free upgrade for your device. Currently, the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G is sitting on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread. This move will bring them up to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Owners of these devices should be quite happy about the major jump between 2.3.6 and 4.0.4. The update will roll out gradually starting now and it should be available to everyone sometime tomorrow. Some users are reporting that the update is available for their Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G right now, but your results may vary. Either way, if you do not see the update yet, do not fret, because it will be there soon. When the update becomes available users can update over the air or manually. If you choose to go the manual route, you will have to use Samsung Kies to do the update. Make sure you are using the latest version of Samsung Kies before you attempt to update your device. [timeline] [via Ubergizmo]
we told you that Verizon was gearing up to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the Motorola DROID 4. That much was reiterated today, as Verizon let loose a change log full of updates and new features DROID 4 users can expect when the upgrade arrives. It seems it won't be long now before DROID 4 users on Verizon get their hands on Ice Cream Sandwich.
Samsung Galaxy Nexus was released exclusively on Verizon in the United States. In that time the phone has received one and only one official update, to Android 4.0.2.... which was almost immediately overshadowed by 4.0.3, then 4.0.4 over two months ago. Today reports are spreading that Verizon is finally, finally sending out the 4.0.4 update over the air, making its LTE version of the Galaxy Nexus officially current for the first time in almost half a year.
an update to the LG Spectrum but that was only Gingerbread. A few weeks ago we reported that another major update was coming, but still would not be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Today however a leak of the latest version 4.0.4 for the Spectrum has been made available for those interested.
Galaxy Nexus, and in all that time the majority of users have been stuck on Android version 4.0.2. Meanwhile, the rest of the official developer devices (you know, the ones that Google "officially" supports) got updated to 4.0.3 and 4.0.4 ages ago. Now unconfirmed rumors are saying that tomorrow (May 22nd) is the day that it'll finally land.
Ice Cream Sandwich for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy Nexus, or so that is what we are hearing the past 24 hours. If the update hasn't hit for you yet, or you're running a custom ROM we have the latest radio that comes with the update available for download.