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Ice Cream Sandwich update hits Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G

Some of us are always on the lookout for news of 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.

Sony Xperia TL coming to AT&T November 2

Starting November 2, AT&T is rolling out the Sony Xperia TL. Sony is selling the phone for only $99.99 with a new 2-year agreement. They made no mention of preorders for the device, so it looks like interested buyers will have to run out on the 2nd to grab a phone for themselves. Of course, you can also grab one from AT&T's website. The phone was first announced at the beginning for the month, and now it's finally ready to hit store shelves.

Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich now installed on over 25% of Android devices

The 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]

Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile finally getting Ice Cream Sandwich

Owners of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G on T-Mobile can let out a sign of relief, because their phones are finally getting Ice Cream Sandwich, according to 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]

Verizon rolling out 4.0.4 OTA for the Galaxy Nexus

Nexus owners, mark your calendars: it's been exactly five and a half months since the 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.

Rumor: Verizon Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 update coming tomorrow

It's been almost six months since Verizon released its LTE version of the 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.
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