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Although Google launched the Ice Cream Sandwich flavor of its mobile OS back in November 2011, recent reports show that the adoption rate for Android 4.0 is still hovering at less than 2%. That’s quite a low figure if you take into account that five months have passed since the official release of the new, unified Android version. Fortunately, things are about to change very soon, as an increasing number of tablet and smartphone manufacturers have begun announcing the ICS update for their existing devices. Yesterday, Samsung has started pushing out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its…

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These days, there’s a race going on between manufacturers to bring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to their older smartphones, most of which are still running on Android 2.3 or, gasp, Android 2.2. Among the first device makers to be rolling out ICS is HTC, which is reported to be pushing the long awaited update to the HTC Sensation and Sensation XE. For now, the 283.27MB update is only available for HTC customers in Germany and the Nordic countries, but as always, expect other locales to follow soon. Along with the ICS update, users can expect to see that HTC ‘s equally…

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HTC just gave word on its’ official Facebook page that the first round of Android 4.0 updates would be available before the end of March, and it looks like the HTC Thunderbolt will not be in the first round. So what phones are getting updated? HTC Sensation HTC Sensation 4G HTC Sensation XE HTC Sensation XL HTC Rezound HTC EVO 3D HTC EVO Design 4G HTC Vivid HTC Incredible S HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD Here’s HTC’s full official statement: HTC has been working hard to get its Ice Cream Sandwich upgrades ready, and we’re excited to announce that…

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About two weeks ago I wrote a review about the first fully functional, but slow, ICS ROM for the HTC Sensation. It works on the original Sensation, Sensation 4G and Sensation XE. Since it was built on a leaked RUU that HTC was working on internally, almost every other Sense ROM has now updated to Android 4.0 with Sense 3.5. So if your a big flasher, when it comes to ROMs, you may want to check some of these out. Sense Based ROM’s: RCMix ICE v1.1 InsertCoin v4.0.4 Android Revolution HD v5.0.2 Black ICE Dark Forest for Sensation XE v1.0…

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The HTC Sensation XE and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc S are two great Android smartphones that are gaining popularity nowadays. The Sensation XE is one of the first to get the new Beats branding while the Xperia Arc S comes from the famous Xperia product line. Will these two meet our expectations? Will they satisfy our cravings for a truly awesome Android smartphone? Read on and find out. The Looks The two smartphones are nowhere near similar when it comes to design. The styles and the physical design of these devices are totally different from each other. Sony made…

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This year would surely be one of the biggest years for Android. There were so many Android devices that hit the market, and not just low-end and mid-range ones but also ones that did shine and become so popular. Today we going to compare two of the big guns in the Android smartphone arena, and we will check out which one is better. When we say big guns, we are talking about the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation XE. The fame of the Samsung Galaxy S2 is one of unprecedented success by far. Now, can the HTC Sensation…

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The year 2011 seemed to have a theme, and it was all about updating older phones to keep up with the times. The HTC Sensation XE is the new face of the HTC Sensation, now with Beats by Dr. Dre, a pair of headphones, and a few improvements over the original. The Motorola RAZR, on the other hand, had more than just a few improvements. It now packs a camera, GPS, WiFi, and 3G. Last, but not the least, it’s now an Android smartphone, and carries Verizon’s DROID branding. Let’s see how these two fare. Design and Display The HTC…