android 4.0

HTC Sensation Android 4.0 ROM Leaks, teases Sense UI on ICS

While developers have been going crazy porting and working on ROM's for all devices to get a taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich today we have something even better. This appears to be a full Android 4.0 ROM for the Sensation XE that was leaked to the public. Developers have already ported this to the regular HTC Sensation and it seems to be working great. This also gives us our first glace at what to expect with HTC's Sense UI on Ice Cream Sandwich -- more of the same sadly.

Sony Ericcson schedules ICS updates for March and April 2012

Wondering when your shiny XPERIA phone will get a new lease on life thanks to Ice Cream Sandwich? If Sony Ericsson's corporate blog is to be believed, it could be as soon as... March. The company said that the Xperia arc S, neo V and ray (the capitalization handicapped models) would be getting the first updates, while the arc, Play, neo, mini, pro, mini pro, and active models would follow in April and May.

GSM / HSPA+ Galaxy Nexus gets Android 4.0.2 today

If you picked up a Verizon Galaxy Nexus yesterday, you probably got an over the air update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.2 almost immediately. Today the GSM model joins the party, though there's still not a lot of information available as to what it changes. Google's official stance is that it's for various bug fixes - they must have been small enough to escape the notice of reviewers, importers and international Android aficionados.

Alpha ROM for Android ICS on Xperia smartphones available

If you are, the owner of certain Sony Ericsson Xperia Android smartphones that can’t wait to get Android 4.0 ICS onto your device the alpha ROM is available right now. There are multiple catches to this ROM that you need to be aware of before you run over and download it to try ICS out. The ROM will work only with the arc S, neo V and Xperia ray smartphones and brings the device to Android 4.0.1.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich spied running on ZiiLABS ZMS-20 reference tablet

The ZiiLABS ZMS-20 chips debuted back in May of this year and are aimed at use in tablets running Android. Originally, they were specifically for Android 3.0 tablets, but a new video has surfaced on ARM Devices that shows a ZMS-20-based reference tablet running the coming Android 4.0 ICS operating system. If you have forgotten what the chip is, the ZMS-20 is a 1.5GHz ARM Cortex A9 MPcore processor that supports 1080p video playback, OpenGL ES 2.0 3D graphics, and more.

Ice Cream Sandwich gets dedicated search button mod

Google may be a search company first and foremost, but Ice Cream Sandwich shifts Android away from a dedicated search button and replaces it with the app switcher. Using virtual buttons has benefits for modders, however, and MoDaCo's Paul O'Brien has wasted no time in adding a dedicated search option in the ICS button bar. As you'd expect, tapping it brings up the search dialog, just as the dedicated search buttons on previous Android phones would do. Google hasn't exactly excised search from Android 4.0 altogether - in fact the homescreen now has a persistent search box across the top, that's carried over all five panes - but this dedicated key makes it a little easier. Sometimes it's the little tweaks that can make the most difference to daily use, and this could well be one of them. No word on when exactly Paul might release the mod at this stage, but he tells us it will be "very shortly."

Galaxy Nexus Hands-on and Unboxing

What we've got here is the Galaxy Nexus, Google's hero device for their next-generation Android operating system version 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - manufactured by Samsung and made to exemplify the most basic flavoring of the next step in the software series. What you'll find when you hold the device in your hands for the first time is that it's essentially a cross between the most recent models of Samsung Galaxy S II and the last Google hero phone, the Nexus S, also manufactured by Samsung. Of course there's little room for error with Samsung hoping to keep up their standing with Google and Google hoping to keep up their standing with you, the consumer, so what's it going to be? You'll find right away that this little monster truly takes the cake.

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

This week we get the privilege of handling not only the newest device in the Samsung portfolio, complete with curved front display at a resolution not yet seen on a Super AMOLED touchscreen, we get to experience the newest version of Google's mobile OS: Ice Cream Sandwich. This is the 4.0 version of Android and is the most significant refresh for Android since FroYo. Have a quick peek and you'll think it's Honeycomb for handsets, but you'll quickly realize that this is a combination of all the good points, plus a bunch more new, of Androids past. Have another peek at what this newest flavoring is all about.

Google talks Roboto design decisions for ICS

Along with the talks of the new Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS came chats about the devices that would get the update, such as the Galaxy Nexus, and chats about a new typeface of all things. Google opted for a new typeface with ICS that is dubbed Roboto. The name left geeks everywhere with Styx running through their heads, but Google had a reason for the new typeface. Google's Matias Duarte talked a bit about the Roboto typeface recently.
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