HTC Incredible S

HTC seems to have really messed things up with the Incredible S, a phone that has received Ice Cream Sandwich in many parts of the world in July, but that for some reason won’t get the same treatment over in Canada. At least that’s what Bell is saying on Twitter, because on HTC Canada’s official website there’s still an update information announcement saying that “we’ll be making ICS available for download on … HTC Desire S”.


When we first reported that Motorola was readying a QWERTY variant of its popular ruggedized smartphone line, the Motorola Defy Pro, the device was still practicing its Samba moves en route to Brazil. Now it seems the Defy Pro has muscled its way to Canadian shores.


Believe it or not, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Acer Iconia Tab 500/501 was hinted back in November of last year, with January being set as the possible date. It wasn’t until May that a variant of the tab got the promised scoop of ice cream, but ICS on the A501 was still nowhere to be found. Fast forward to today, it appears the Android 4.0.3 OTA update is finally being rolled out by Acer.


Most of us originally expected the Motorola Atrix HD LTE to hit Canada through Bell on August 2nd, only to discover that the launch was being pushed back to the 21st of August. Shortly after that, the date was changed again, this time to August 14th, a bit earlier than the original delayed date. That day has come (for good this time), the Atrix HD LTE is finally here. Better late than never, right?


In a perfect world, every Android handset that meets the specs requirement should always receive the latest flavor of the mobile OS. But the harsh reality is even some high-end models get shunned from the software update that will help prolong their life span. It’s probably why carriers aren’t exactly jumping for joy when handing out the update. One phone that is spared from the disappointment of not receiving the Android 4.0 ICS update is the LG Optimus LTE on Bell Canada.

Rogers removes Galaxy Nexus from lineup

by on August 10, 2012 2:55 pm
Galaxy Nexus

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was the launching platform for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in December 2011, and was also the first smartphone to receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in July 2012. Despite this, the Android phone’s excellent resume doesn’t seem to be stopping Rogers from discontinuing the pure Google phone.