Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update heading to Orange San Diego

by: Bams SadewoOctober 12, 2012

The Orange San Diego is not your ordinary Android smartphone. Released on June 6 in the UK, it marks Intel’s first foray in the smartphone market, as it is powered by the company’s 1.6GHz Atom Z2460 Medfield processor.

Though the Atom-based 4-inch phone is by no means a slouch, early adopters were rather puzzled by Intel’s decision to ship it only with Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which didn’t exactly help convince more buyers to flock to the San Diego. Nevertheless, an update to Ice Cream Sandwich was promised, and it’s finally here.

The Android 4.0 update has reportedly reached several owners of the San Diego.  We’re guessing Orange is sending out the new firmware via over-the-air method, so you may want to check your phone manually to see if an update is waiting.

Another Intel-based Android phone, the Lava Xolo X900, has already received its tasty treat a few days back. The responses have been great, with users said that Ice Cream Sandwich has truly improved the speed and performance of the phone. Owners of Orange San Diego can expect the same thing when ICS reaches their handset.

Any sign of the ICS update on your San Diego? Folks who have received the latest firmware, how do you like your phone now?

  • Love it! But its nowhere Near as smooth as it should be considering how long it took!

    • The Stifmeister

      have you noticed how much the battery drains very quickly (i went to bed after i unplugged it at 100% and didn’t touch it at all and by the morning it was down to 60% its definitely to do with ics because it didn’t do that with gingerbread!) and how dodgy the sound is now when you turn it up to full volume for ringer volume with the volume rockers. also when you have an EQ turn on, on your music the sound is very muffled and crackly you can even understand the music. also if you dont use it for a while the ram space goes from about 600 and something space left with 370 something used down to about a 100 or less and 900 ram used, its ridiculous how rubbish they have made ics considering they have had since early july time to get it working perfectly!

  • A

    Running the Xolo update on my San Diego and must say that the phone has improved immeasurably.
    ARMv7 apps now work perfectly on the phone and apps such as iplayer work fluidly.

  • frankbarronart

    Can anyone tell me if there is a tablet that allows one to arrange ones photos in the order one would like rather then have a overriding diefalt lock photos to its order, such as the date a photo was created?

  • hey i wandered if i could have any help my phone has just had its update but now i cant get it off droidboot screen, what do i do?