Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been long promised for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt. HTC told us back in May that we should see something in June or July. Earlier this month HTC updated Thunderbolt owners again, moving their timeline to the end of August. It looks like they may just be on target after all.
Team BAMF has managed to get a hold of a leaked ROM for the HTC Mecha aka Thunderbolt. It’s build number 7.00.605.2 and running Android 4.0.3. Everything is fully functional in this ROM including 3g, 4g, phone calls, sms, mms and more. HTC Sense has been updated to version 3.6 which is a substantial update over the original Sense 2.1 that came with [...]
Released way back in July last year, the HTC EVO 3D was stuck for a while on the list of smartphones “in line” for an Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update. And while several unofficial (and buggy) ICS builds came out from different independent developers, a stable and official update left EVO 3D users hanging.
Fortunately, HTC’s 4.3-incher is no longer left behind, as it seems you can finally enjoy all the Ice Cream Sandwich goodness you have been waiting so long for. An official Virgin Mobile ICS build has been leaked by RootzWiki’s Team Virtuous, and, as far as we can tell right now, the software package is the real deal and is as stable as they get.
The leaked [...]
It didn’t seem all that long ago that Ice Cream Sandwich first emerged. Now it seems to have taken Android phones by storm, though not always officially. Almost everyone wanted it on their phone and with good reason. Not only does Ice Cream Sandwich look gorgeous but also boasts an improved Android experience.
It didn’t take long before dedicated Android developers churned out countless ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich. With each subsequent update, ROMs also assimilated many of the new features and bug fixes. Though version 4.0.4 may have only been recently released, we’re already looking forward to what 4.0.5 has in store for us.
An official Ice Cream Sandwich update from Samsung has finally landed for Galaxy S2 users in the Poland through Samsung KIES. Some features appear to be missing from earlier leaks, such as no 3D animation effect in drawer and while swiping home screens.
Apart from that, firmware XXLPQ brings some improvements as well, with no touch lags and packed with TouchWiz 4 UI. If for some reason Ice Cream Sandwich has not yet arrived on your device and you don’t want to miss out on the fun, we’ll be showing you how you, too, can enjoy XXLPQ, the official Ice Cream Sandwich release, on your Galaxy S2.
We’ll be installing this firmware through Odin3. If [...]
Samsung Nexus S users may just get a chance to try Ice Cream Sandwich with HTC Sense 4.0 on their displays, thanks to XDA Developers senior member swamp goblin. This ROM was ported from the latest HTC Endeavour RUU leak and was rebased from the Sensation port. For comparison, the HTC Endeavour is a quad-core Tegra 3 phone, with a 720p (HD) display, so the ROM may take some work before it can completely function on the Nexus S.
The ROM is still in its pre-alpha stage of development, as most parts of this ROM are not yet functional. Though the ROM may boot, and a few HTC apps may work, it’s still far from being useful for daily use.
Despite this, it’s [...]
The Motorola Defy is just one of the many smartphones that is eager to receive the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich update. If you’re one of the owners of the Motorola Defy, waiting for the official ICS upgrade can be frustrating, especially since Motorola has decided that the Motorola Defy will remain on Android 2.2 Froyo.
Fortunately, you can still update to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich using non-Motorola way: CyanogenMod 9. The unofficial upgrade is a super fast custom ROM jampacked with all the neat Ice Cream Sandwich features that you will surely love.
However, this ROM is still in its current beta stages with some minor bugs that you might find [...]
The HTC Sensation is just starting to get its serving of Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and HTC Sense 3.6. That’s sweet enough for many. But, care for additional sweetness through HTC Sense 4.0?
With the recent leak of the HTC One S RUU firmware, developers of the Virtuous S4X ROM quickly went busy in their kitchens porting the RUU to the HTC Sensation. Thus, users of the HTC Sensation can now catch a glimpse of how gorgeous HTC’s latest Sense 4.0 UI really is.
Judging by the specs alone, the HTC Sensation and HTC One S share the same screen resolution of 540×960, which roughly translates nto greater overall compatibility between both [...]
Users of the Samsung Captivate I897 will have reasons to celebrate as an all new Ice Cream Sandwich ROM has been released for the device.
The fully opensource ROM known as Codename Android will set new standards in custom ROM modifications. Codename Android is based on Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich and is built with speed, stability, and customizability in mind.
The Samsung Captivate I897 was recently blessed with the Codename Android ROM, which roughly translates to official Codename Android ROMs instead of unofficial ports.
The ROM is still in its beta version with some bugs and nonworking features. However, updates are being made in the form of [...]
Launched back in September 2011, the Nokia N9 was the Finnish phone maker’s last attempt to use the Linux-based, open source mobile OS called MeeGo. Although the hardware specs on the Nokia N9 were actually not that shabby (a 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 single-core CPU, backed up by 1GB of RAM, on a 3.9-inch AMOLED display), many users found that the MeeGo OS was no match for another Linux-based mobile OS — you guessed it – Android.
Nokia officials, somewhat renowned for their bold (and slightly odd) statements, might say what they want about how N9 sales spiked during Q4 of 2011, but it’s worth noting that the Linux Foundation eventually gave up on MeeGo, in order to [...]