software update

Unlocked Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update ready in the UK

Have you been watching while your pesky contracted United Kingdom fellows have waived their official Ice Cream Sandwich update in your face? Has your full-price, unlocked and SIM-free Galaxy S II been feeling left out of the Android 4.0 party? Then break out the USB cable and start up Kies, because today Samsung is officially sending out the ICS update via their desktop update software. Download Kies (if you haven't already) make sure your drivers are working properly, and click the "firmware upgrade" button.

DROID Bionic update incoming with visual voicemail fixes

One good update deserves another, but before you ask, no, it's not Ice Cream Sandwich. Motorola is sending out a test update for the DROID Bionic, and given their history that means that is should be getting a wide release within a month or so. Build 5.9.904 is regrettably still Android Gingerbread, but it brings along a few much-appreciated fixes. If you're not a member of Motorola's official support forum you won't be getting it (at least directly), but Verizon should be sending it out before too long.

Sony starts ICS for Xperia arc S, neo V and ray rollout in Nordic countries

True to their word, Sony has begun issuing Ice Cream Sandwich updates for its Xperia line in their final forms. The first phones to get Android 4.0 are the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and Xperia ray (which make may Shift key feel neglected each time I write about them). Right now the updates are limited to northern Europe: Demark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. According to Sony's official blog post, these three phones will get updates around the globe over the next six weeks.

Vodafone Samsung Galaxy S II ICS update available now via Kies

Are you a Vodafone customer who's been dying to get your hands on Ice Cream Sandwich for your poor, neglected Galaxy S II? Then whip out your laptop and MicroUSB cable and prepare to have your Friday made. As promised, Vodafone announced today that the Android 4.0 is rolling out right now via Samsung's Kies desktop application. If you'd rather wait for a simpler over-the-air download, Vodafone says that it'll be available on Tuesday, April 17th.

DROID RAZR ICS training video leaks – still no update in sight

Motorola has made liking the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX pretty hard over the last few weeks. Leak after leak seemed to indicate that the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update, or a test, or a beta, or something, was just around the corner. Each time we've been thoroughly disappointed when the update either failed to materialize or was immediately denied. Ready for one more glimmer of hope, Motorola owners? Video walkthroughs of the DROID RAZR ROM have made their way to YouTube, complete with the new Ice Cream Sandwich interface.

Motorola may (or may not) start DROID RAZR ICS soak test soon

Moto, Moto, Moto. You aren't making any friends, least of all among owners of the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX. When news broke out of Best Buy that the flagship phones would be getting the long overdue Ice Cream Sandwich update last Wednesday, then preliminary registration for the soak test on Motorola's support forums began, customers were elated: after six long months of waiting, their superphones would be up to date. Sadly, Best Buy seems t have been completely full of it, and the soak test was just a Gingerbread update. Now word comes out od the official forum that Moto is skipping the Gingerbread update altogether and going straight for Ice Cream Sandwich... or not.

AT&T Samsung Infuse 4G update rolling out again via Kies

A couple of months ago Samsung Infuse 4G owners were thrilled to find out that thet their phones were finally getting updated to Gingerbread, only to immediately be disappointed that it was put on hold from AT&T. According to a tipster, the update is finally back on, though you'll need to connect to Samsung's Kies desktop program in order to apply it. We can't confirm the tip, so if you've got an Infuse and you're hungry for some Gingerbread, download the driver and Kies program and see if you can pull down the update.

Pantech Crossover gets a Gingerbread update

Pantech's first Android phone on AT&T launched almost a year ago, running 2.2 Froyo - which was already six months out of date at the time. Today Pantech introduced a Gingerbread update for the QWERTY phone, making several people who had probably given up hope of ever seeing a newer version of Android very happy. Well, moderately happy, anyway - it's not Ice Cream Sandwich after all. The standard bugfixes are present, along with a few new features. 

Best Buy says HTC Rezound ICS update is still on for tomorrow

Sorry, Motorola DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX owners: turns out April 4th wasn't your day, as previously indicated in a Best Buy leak. But according to yet another leak (which acknowledges the delay for the Moto phones) the Ice Cream Sandwich update is still going out to the HTC Rezound on Friday, April 6th, tomorrow. The update doesn't offer an explanation for the Moto delays, but odds are pretty good that Best Buy made the mistake that we and many others did, assuming that the latest Gingerbread update was something a little more timely.

Samsung Nexus S 4G Ice Cream Sandwich update rolling out now

Alright, Nexus S 4G owners, it's your turn. After waiting on the GSM Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus phones, then the WiFi version of the Motorola XOOM, the CDMA Nexus S is getting its time in the sun with an official Ice Cream Sandwich rollout. If you're still using the stock Gingerbread ROM, check your Settings menu to see if it's rolling out to your region at the moment - the carrier says that it will begin sending out the updates this afternoon.