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Some Android users just can’t wait for official updates to roll out to their phones. The temptation of getting the newest updates before everyone else, even through unofficial means, can drive users to comb forums in search of any leaks. Thanks to the people from BriefMobile and XDA Developers member kennethpenn, firmware build UCLE2 of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the AT&T Galaxy S2 Skyrocket is now available. With a build date of May 8, this leak is based on the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Flashers beware–the UCLE2 firmware update appears to have a bootloader update. If you’re…

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As of May 1, the share of Ice Cream Sandwich has reached 4.9% of all active Android devices, with 4.4% from those now running versions 4.0.3 and 4.0.4, while 0.5% are still running 4.0 and 4.0.2. The numbers could’ve looked quite different if the Galaxy Nexus on Verizon hadn’t been stuck on Android 4.0.2 ever since it was launched back in December. Word has it that the long awaited update to Android 4.0.4 will finally arrive on Galaxy Nexus today. Despite several leak builds of Android 4.0.4 for the Galaxy Nexus that have made their way out to the open,…

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The Galaxy Nexus is arguably one of the most popular Android-based smartphones of the past few months, offering a “pure Google experience”, a very nice design, and some pretty strong hardware under the hood. Sprint’s own take on the Nexus came a little bit late to the show, but it still managed to sell like hotcakes, as we reported a couple of weeks back. Unfortunately, just days after its official release, the handheld managed to disappoint many of its adopters, coming with a very annoying bug. Many users experienced problems with connecting the device to Sprint’s 3G network, which was…

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Looking for a fast, stable, and fully customizable ROM for your Samsung Galaxy Nexus? Let the LiquidSmooth v1.35 ROM transform your phone into a beastly example of what one can do with a rooted Android! Running Android 4.0.4, LiquidSmooth v1.35 unlocks the latest features available on the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. When using this ROM, users can effortlessly tweak every feature of their phone, including some that were recently fenced off. So, let’s dive into the Liquidsmooth goodness! Features Extremely responsive, slim, resource friendly UI Backup/Restore Liquid Control configurations Liquid Control allows for the manipulation, customization, and optimization of…

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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…

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is the first Android device to run on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich officially, and since then, the device has never been left behind when it comes to the latest version of Android. The latest installment of everybody’s favorite frozen treat is already rolling out and the Galaxy Nexus is no exception. Galaxy Nexus owners who are already contented with Android 4.0.1 or 4.0.2 running on their devices will surely love the idea of jumping right away to Android 4.0.4. While the update is making its way to many Galaxy Nexus owners, there are some users…

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The rollout of the Android 4.0 update has been very slow, with only about 3% of the smartphones featuring the upgraded OS at the last count. Google updated the OS to the 4.0.3 version last December, also requesting vendors to treat this as the base version for all future devices. Keeping with this trend of continuous upgrades and improvements to the OS, Google, last week, has finally pushed the Android 4.0.4 update to its flagship Galaxy Nexus device. The latest update brought a number of tweaks, UI optimization and bug patches, making for better stability. It is also said to…

Sprint Nexus S 4G

After reporting last week on an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the UMTS/GSM Nexus S and the HSPA+ variant of the Galaxy Nexus, other Nexus S adopters should finally prepare for an (official) taste of Ice Cream Sandwich. More exactly, according to a tweet from Sprint, all of their Nexus S 4G smartphones should start receiving OTA (over-the-air) ICS updates right about…now. Of course, you shouldn’t all expect to receive the instantly, as these kinds of things sometimes take days, or even weeks, to reach out to all customers. As a matter of fact, the guys at Sprint…

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Nexus S, Galaxy Nexus, and Motorola Xoom users have all been waiting for Android 4.0.4 updates for a while, but now they can finally (prepare to) rejoice. Yes, I said prepare to rejoice, because, for the time being, only a handful of these devices have receive the update to the latest flavor of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. The OTA (0ver-the-air) updates reportedly started yesterday, but for some reason, they have only hit select models until now, as far as we know. The UMTS/GSM Nexus S and the HSPA+ variant of the Galaxy Nexus should have been all updated by now, so…

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The Ice Cream Sandwich craze is all over town and it seems that almost every Android smartphone already had its own share of Google’s frozen treat. With CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) making its way to the Samsung Galaxy S2 Epic 4G Touch, it’s about time the device gets some serious upgrade in terms of its software. Considered as the holy grail of custom ROMs, CyanogenMod 9 promises users pain-free installation of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). CyanogenMod 9 features full customization of Ice Cream Sandwich minus the TouchWiz UI and other Samsung bloatware. Although CyanogenMod 9 for the Epic 4G…