With most Galaxy Note owners having already gotten their Ice Cream Sandwich treat (including Canadian Note owners), what new software update could Samsung possible be rolling out for the phablet? Wishful thinkers may hope to find some delightful jelly beans, but it’s actually only version 4.0.4 of ICS.
Galaxy Note owners in Germany first reported the Android 4.0.4 update, but it has since reached other regions such as several South East Asian countries.
Aside from the usual bug fixes, the XXLRG update also comes with signature unlock (by using the S Pen), new icons and a new restart button. Those who have received the new firmware reported their device [...]
Just as folks on AT&T and T-Mobile are settling down with version 4.0.3 of Ice Cream Sandwich on their Galaxy S2, a newer version of the mobile OS for the phone has leaked on the good ol’ interweb. The latest firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S2 can now be downloaded from Sam Mobile.
The leaked file is a legit one from Samsung, albeit a pre-release version of Android 4.0.4. You probably won’t see the final build being rolled out for another couple of months but here’s some more information about the ROM:
Android: 4.0.4 Build date: June 28 PDA: I9100XXLQ5 MODEM: I9100XXLQ5 CSC: I9100OXALQ5
Looks-wise, the leaked Android 4.0.4 ICS ROM will not bring [...]
Researchers at NC State University have found a weakness in the Android framework (meaning the Android GUI and services, not the underlying Linux kernel) which has allowed them to create a proof-of-concept prototype rootkit that can alter which apps are launched when an icon is tapped. The result is that malware could easily install fake apps which look and feel the same as normal apps but which steal information off the phone.
The example given by Xuxian Jiang, who led the research team, shows how malware could hide the smartphone’s built-in browser and replace it with a browser that looks and acts the same but steals banking information and login credentials as the [...]
When we heard a couple of weeks back that Samsung was planning to update pretty much its entire portfolio of Android tablets to Ice Cream Sandwich in July and August, we were willing to bet big money that the actual updates will not start until the end of July, at the earliest.
However, Sammy has pleasantly surprised us all a couple of hours back, when it officially kick-started the promised Android 4.0 rollout with a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich software package for the Galaxy Tab 7.7.
Adopters of the 7-incher shouldn’t however wait for automatic prompt messages to encourage them to install the ICS update, because the upgrading process will not happen over-the-air. [...]
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean may be the hottest Android OS version in town, but the update is going to take its time to arrive to supported devices. In fact, except for the unofficial Jelly Bean ports that we have seen recently and the ones Google confirmed that are upgradeable to Android 4.1, we have no idea which of the current Android devices will get the new OS version in the near future.
Samsung and HTC have released vague statements regarding Jelly Bean upgrades, therefore in the mean time we’re still focusing on Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades, as various Android device makers are rolling them out as we speak.
Such is the case of the HTC [...]
After a rollercoaster ride made of various Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade rumors for the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR Maxx, we can finally confirm that the two Android handsets will get Android 4.0.4 in the following days.
Verizon has posted software upgrade instructions for the handsets on its website, and you should prepare your RAZR version for the upcoming over-the-air (OTA) download. The carrier details two ways of getting the OTA upgrade: OTA User Initiated and OTA Server Initiated.OTA User Initiated From the Home screen, tap the Menu Key > tap Settings > About phone > System updates > Download. Once the download has [...]
Unfortunately for Android device users, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is not seeing the widespread adoption Google has probably hoped for, and, more than six months after it was introduced, ICS is only available on just over 7% of Android devices.
Sure, ICS is not compatible with older hardware, but even former flagship devices from various Android device makers are receiving their ICS flavors a lot later than Android users would have wanted.
Today, we have good news for Rogers Samsung Galaxy S2 owners, as their highly anticipated Android 4.0 update is finally being delivered. The news comes from MobileSyrup, and the above [...]
What was thought as the impossible is finally happening now – it appears Verizon is already sending out the IMM76K update for Galaxy Nexus, which will bring the device to Android 4.0.4. It took a little nudge from Google — as the update file was first uploaded to its server — and some pleas from disgruntled customers. But better late than never, right?
As always, any OTA update is usually rolled out in batches and it can be either per region or device number. There have been countless reports of people getting the update though, which started all the way from the early morning. So hopefully today will be your lucky day. We guess we don’t have to tell you [...]
For the owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon, it has been a long and winding path to get the Android 4.0.4 IMM76K update. But we hope all that hair pulling and teeth grinding can be put behind now, as the long awaited update has finally been approved by Verizon. You know what this means, don’t you? The oft-rumored but never realized OTA update is coming to your handset very soon.
Verizon’s website detailing the IMM76k update for Galaxy Nexus has gone live, so you know that we’re talking about the real deal here. The carrier has also provided instructions on how to make that jump, should you wish to initiate the update manually, instead of waiting for the OTA roll [...]
Owners of the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon might want to put their class action suits plan against the carrier on hold. Though rumors of an Android 4.0.4 roll out for the device a couple of days ago haven’t turned out to be accurate, it’s our pleasure to inform you that the download file for the 4.0.4 update is now available on Google’s servers. Yes, Big G has decided to take the matter into its own hands.
The direct download link will give you a 39.8MB zip file needed to upgrade the ICS 4.0.2 on your Galaxy Nexus to version 4.0.4. Now, if you’re wondering why the file is a bit small in size, it’s because Google has only provided an update file, and not the full ROM. This [...]