Those sporting a Motorola Atrix 2 with AT&T, you have an update ready and waiting. The update will arrive as Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and bring features to include an updated browser, new lockscreen functionality, Face Unlock and more.
After dropping the bomb and announcing that the Atrix 4G, Electrify and Photon 4G won’t be updated to Android 4.0, an entire wave of Motorola devices have started getting ICS as if to compensate. The Atrix 2 has got the upgrade a couple of weeks back, and now four tablets are in line for some tasty new software treats.
With Samsung officially upgrading the international Galaxy Tab 7.7 to Android 4.0 way back in July, it only seemed natural for users of Verizon’s LTE version to expect the same treatment from good ol’ Big Red.
It’s been a long and agonizing wait for Galaxy S Blaze 4G owners, but it now seems that the 4-inch mid-ranger is finally ready to get that much awaited software bump. And while the ICS leap means that the Blaze is still one step behind the times, I’m sure that most of you owning the phone ever since March 2012 will receive the news with unrestrained joy.
Every two weeks, Google publishes a pretty pie chart that shows the version numbers of devices that are accessing the Google Play Store. Today that chart has been updated. How many Android devices are running 4.1 Jelly Bean? Just 1.8%. And what about 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? An impressive 23.7%. Translation: One out of every four Android devices in use today runs a version of the OS that’s less than a year old.
While it was leaked back in July, Verizon Wireless customers using the Motorola Droid Xyboard 8.2 should be seeing the official ICS update for the tablet soon. While there hasn’t yet been an official announcement, Verizon’s support page for the Droid Xyboard 8.2 says a software update is coming soon, and the support documents have been updated with information about the upgrade. The documents confirm that the update is finally bringing Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Xyboard 8.2. The documents also note that the update includes the latest version of the Motorola USB driver, allowing users to connect…
Sony’s been rather busy lately, releasing a bunch of new phones, as well as a pretty well-received tablet, but that doesn’t mean it has forgotten all about slightly older devices. The Tablet S has never been extremely popular, despite being upgraded to Ice Cream Sandwich back in April, but maybe it’s finally time for the 9.4-incher to shine.
Long before Pantech started teasing Android enthusiasts with high-end offerings like the Vega Racer 2, Vega S5, and the AT&T-bound Magnus (HD IPS display and Snapdragon S4 processor), the company has been riding on the mid-range highway with the Burst and Element. If you’ve been hoping to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Burst, an update is apparently coming real soon.
Releasing a flagship phone with an outdated version of Android was one of the factors that led to a not-so-impressive Sony Xperia Ion. But to the delight of owners of the phone, Sony is making good on its promise to provide a swift upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich. After we saw the Android 4.0 firmware hitting the LTE variant of the phone a few days back, the update is reportedly coming to the Xperia Ion on AT&T.
As customers shift their attention to Jelly Bean, the Samsung Galaxy Exhilarate, which was released on AT&T in June, has just received an unexpected cold dessert treat from AT&T and Samsung – something that even we thought won’t come this soon.