HTC Thunderbolt. It looks like HTC is about to start taking the same update approach as Motorola and a few others, and will be supplying "test" or beta builds to select few lucky customers of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Sense UI 4.0 like we saw at MWC. More details after the break regarding this possibly real news.
unofficial build of the open-source video app now. This version is compiled using published code from the Linux desktop version - a more official app from VideoLAN.org is planned later this year.
early access to the beta software to the Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray. All three have an official Ice Cream Sandwich ROM, and anybody can download the software and install it at their leisure - though it's recommended for "advanced developers only". Sony offered a few alpha ROMs before, but I've never even heard of an Android beta program quite this ambitious. Bravo, Sony. Bravo.
Ice Cream Sandwich is finally ready for the prime time. The extremely popular Nova Launcher has finally left beta and is available for everyone now in the Android Market. Along with tons of improvements they are offering a fee, and a paid version for those wanting extra features and to support their developers.
Swype has just released their latest beta today, finally adding official support for Ice Cream Sandwich and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It's a little later than the "few days away" comments from Swype earlier this month, but it's finally here so lets enjoy it. Even if this is only a beta release.
Minecraft taps into that part of your brain that loves playing with Lego: simple tools, endless possibilities. Of course, one of the most fun parts of building blocks is completing your edifice, waiting about three seconds... then blowing it to smithereens. For that essential experience, look to Brick Force, a new game combining the building elements of Minecraft with the fast-paced shooter action of games like Team Fortress and Counter-Strike.
Chrome browser's Beta release! At this time it doesn't have Adobe Flash support, but it is blazing fast - and offers a great tabbed browsing experience. You can check out our hands-on with it here. We give it a try on both the Galaxy Nexus and ASUS Transformer Prime.
just announced the Chrome for Android Beta. It's available now for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphones and tablets.