Tagged: Ice Cream Sandwich
Motorola has confirmed some rather sad news this weekend regarding a few of their popular smartphones. Most surprising is the Atrix 4G, being their first dual-core Gingerbread smartphone and all. Motorola just outed the sad news that the update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (or Jelly Bean for that matter) will not be coming to multiple smartphones -- trashing their earlier promises.
LG has decided to launch one of their own smartphone-and-tablet hybrids. The LG Optimus Vu II, as it's called, has a 5-inch display with 4:3 aspect ratio, which is something we don't normally see these days from an Android device. LG hopes to compete with Samsung's upcoming Galaxy Note II phablet head on with this new device.
Motorola issued a statement and updated the public regarding their plans to update devices to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean, but the results didn't look too good. After the Atrix 2 was pushed from Q3 to "further plans coming soon" we were worried, but today they've actually started the initial ICS update.
Boost Mobile and LG announced the Venice, which will soon be taking up residence on Boost's shelves. To Android fanatics, the LG Venice will look instantly familiar, and that's because it's Boost's version of the LG Optimus L7, which launched at the beginning of summer. Not much has changed with the Optimus L7's transition to the Venice, aside from the name of course.
Samsung is keeping up with the curve on its Jelly Bean updating cycle, Motorola is still stuck on Ice Cream Sandwich. Over the weekend, the company updated its plans on its Ice Cream Sandwich release schedule. They've officially set new timelines for devices like the Droid Bionic and the Xyboard.
Optimus G is finally official and we've got our hands all over it. LG's been teasing us with videos and talking up this new "next-gen" superphone so we're happy to check it out. They've been in the shadow of their South Korean friends at Samsung as of late but have pulled out all the stops with this latest smartphone so lets take a peek.
ASUS is gearing up to release a follow up to the original PadFone, and today it might have leaked in some AnTuTu benchmarks. We're seeing what is listed as the ASUS PadFone 2 and it comes complete with some impressive specs that will surely make it a powerful smartphone tablet combo.
HP is looking to possibly mount a comeback because an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich powered HP Bender smartphone has been spotted in a few benchmarks. HP could be looking to start up right where webOS left off and switch gears to the wonderful world of Android -- just like they should have done years ago.