Chrome is far and away one of the more popular browsers, but on mobile, it has taken a while to find its footing. Well, according to a new report from Net Applications, Chrome is finally getting a decent amount of usage on Android devices. For iOS, the usage is still negligible, but at least Android users are moving over to Chrome. It shows Google's efforts with the browser were not a waste of time.
Motorola ATRIX 2 can now download Android 4.0 on their smartphones in an over the air update. This should help ATRIX 2 users get their devices caught up with some of the latest features Android has to offer. The update is available today, so users can start enjoying the awesome new features right away. ATRIX 2 users will get access to a new browser that includes tabbed browsing, a desktop mode and offline reading. The ICS browser is fantastic, and it is a huge step up from the one previously installed on ATRIX 2 device. The update also includes Ice Cream Sandwich's unlock features where users can open their phone directly to camera, text messaging or other apps. Android 4.0 also helps users control their data usage, and let's be honest, with AT&T being known for throttling users' data, this is important. It has all kinds of charts that help users see exactly what they are using and manage it properly. The ATRIX 2 will also have access to the new People app, which greatly improves the contact screen. To download the update over the air, ATRIX 2 users simply go to Settings > About Phone > System Update. From here, users can download the ICS and get access to all the awesome new features. This is yet another step in increasing install base of the newer Android OS, and that is always a good thing. [device id="1734"]
Xperia Blog reports that Sony is rolling out the final version of its Ice Cream Sandwich update for its Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo phones, free for the asking for anyone who prefers up-to-date software. Sony had already updated the Arc S, Neo V, Ray and the Tablet S. The rest of the 2011 Xperia line, with the notable and disappointing exception of the Xperia PLAY, will be updated later.
Ice Cream Sandwich but until recently many were still guessing on the version number and what we'd see with Ice Cream Sandwich. The full details are coming in just a few minutes when the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Galaxy Nexus event gets under way. Watch it live at YouTube.com/Android. We now have confirmation on a few extra special details such as facial recognition unlock, NFC sharing and more all coming to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
next week in Hong Kong. Then just as every other version has been released we quickly saw a few photos of the new Ice Cream Sandwich statue over on Google's front lawn, but now we have the video so check it out below.
Nexus Prime video was leaked, then the Nexus Prime and ICS launch event was canceled (possible on the 27th now), and in general the news just keeps getting better for Android fans.
developers over at XDA and we have some pictures for you and a video.