software update

Psych: Samsung says Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update was an error

So, international readers, how excited are you for the Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade that Samsung Korea posted yesterday? Get used to disappointment: Samsung has updated their statement, saying that the March 10th date was in error and offering no news on when the real update might come. The company said that when the update software is finalized, they'll let customers know their plans for sending out the Android 4.0 upgrade over the air. You'll have to find something else to do with your Saturday.

Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update tipped for March 15th

The Ides of March bring many things: the overthrow of brutal dictators, the return of spring to more northern climates, and quickly-forgotten George Clooney movies. But according to a recent leak out of Samsung Israel, it could also bring the much-anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Samsung Galaxy S II. The localized Samsung office posted on its Facebook page that updates for in-country phones would begin on March 15th. The post was quickly removed - either due to the fact that the international arm doesn't want the rest of us to know, or there's been some kind of delay already.

ASUS Transformer Prime 3rd update this month rolling out, hopefully fixes reboots

ASUS has been pretty busy it seems, because they have just pushed out another over the air update for the Transformer Prime tablet. This is actually the third OTA update for the Prime this month alone here in the US. I'm starting to wonder if they'll ever give us a change log. After the last update seemed to cause more problems than it fixed, we are hoping for something different with this latest update to build 9.4.2.15 so we'll see.

Sony offers official ICS Beta ROMs for Xperia Arc S, Neo V and Ray phones

Now that's more like it. After promising an Ice Cream Sandwich update to all 2011 Xperia phones, Sony is putting its money where its mouth is and offering 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.

ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Ice Cream Sandwich update is live in Taiwan

Yesterday Asus assured its UK customers that the Android 4.0 upgrade for the original Eee Pad Transformer Prime was still on schedule for a February release, and today it looks like the update rollout is beginning. Asus Taiwan posted on their official Facebook page that Transformer TF101 owners in Asus' home country of Taiwan would start seeing automatic updates begin today, with other territories to follow soon after. Localization for other markets may take some time, but by the look of things it should indeed be before the end of the month.

Asus UK says Transformer ICS update coming in February

Dear Asus: please get your disparate public relations teams to talk to one another. Follow along, if you will: way back in 2011, before the Eee Pad Transformer Prime came out, Asus assured the many owners of the original Transformer TF101 that they'd be getting a timely update to Ice Cream Sandwich as well. In January, just after Prime owners were enjoying some tasty ICS, Asus said they had planned the OG update for February. Then the Singapore branch of Asus stated on their Facebook page that the update could be coming as late as March.

Motorola prepares Gingerbread update for the Cliq 2 – yes, really

I've got some wonderful news for the eight people that still own a Motorola Cliq 2 on T-Mobile! Your prayers have been answered, and you'll soon be getting an official update to Android 2.3 Gingerbread. All it took was 13 months after the Cliq 2's January 2011 release, and a full 14 months after the availability of Gingerbread itself. So.... hooray. If you'd like to get in on the action a little early, you can head over to the official Motorola forum and sign up to beta test the update for the manufacturer. The new software still includes the MOTOBLUR UI layer.