It’s official, Ice Cream Sandwich for all!
In Sunnyvale, California yesterday, Ingenic Semiconductor and MIPS Technology made one the the best announcements that an Android fan, or anyone, could ever ask for. The newest version of NOVO7 will be packing Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for just $99 plus shipping and handling.
The device has been for sale for a while now with Honeycomb and is now shipping with ICS pre-loaded. It’s carrying an Ingenic JZ4770 mobile applications processor, 1GHz MIPS-based XBurst CPU, 7-inch capacitive touchscreen, a Vivante GC860 GPU clocked at 444MHz, 1080p video decoding, rear 2MP camera with VGA front-facing [...]
Whoever sebbsit168.com is, he’s sure become a celebrity overnight! Thanks to him, we were able to witness what may have been the Sony Ericsson Nozomi (LT26i) running the highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS)! Even though we really can’t tell for sure (considering its tiny cropped and watermarked photo), many believe that its official name may actually turn out to be the XPERIA Cloud. After all, Nozomi is most likely just the device’s internal name. This still hasn’t been confirmed yet though. Nevertheless from the looks of it, the ICS is looking pretty sleek on the 4’ display.
A closer look at the photo will let you realize a few things. The first is that [...]
Google’s iconic smartphone, the Samsung Nexus S, is now finally getting the royal treatment as Samsung will soon be rolling out the official Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) upgrade for the device. As we wait for the official update to be released, we’ve managed to stumble upon a leaked version of Android’s latest offering for the Nexus S.
As a precaution, this is not the official ICS update but a leaked version circulating around the Net. Luckily for Nexus S owners, you can easily apply this update on your device.
Considering this is still the beta version, you may face certain issues in running applications and functionalities like the Face Unlock [...]
The legendary HTC Hero, released way back in 2009, is finally making the cut as one of the first few smartphones to get an unofficial upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The guys from XDA Developers have done it again and this time around they have come up with an ICS port that runs smoothly on the HTC Hero with most of the phone’s features fully intact. XDA developer jaybob413 has manned the development of the ICS port for the HTC Hero.
Regardless of the phone’s aging hardware specifications, users were happy to report having fully working radios, touchscreen functionality, audio, Google apps, and Wi-Fi running smoothly. However, [...]
Although the Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Galaxy S2 has already been confirmed, I could not help myself when news on the Alpha port of ICS for the SGS2 appeared on the web. Despite having a “stable” ROM, not everything seemed to be functioning at this point of time – all thanks to its developer xplodwold.
Being the “serial flasher” that I am, I took the first dive into the ICS port to get a taste of this sweet treat. Considering that it was an Alpha port, it’s not a recommended daily ROM that will pique the interest of most users. Although, it’s surprisingly smooth on the SGS2 (maybe even smoother than the Galaxy [...]
Within days after the source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) was released, a couple of Android smartphones have been bestowed unofficial builds of the latest Android version. It was only a matter of time before the developer community made a tablet version, a near-perfect build of which made it to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101.
As shown in the video below, most of the fundamental Android features are working: the touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Web browsing. In the meantime, the devs are still ironing out the kinks regarding GPS, sensors, graphical glitches, audio, and screen rotation.
Owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 may soon see CyanogenMod 9 running on their Android tablets. Details about an estimated time of arrival have not been revealed, although the CyanogenMod team appears to have hinted at progress with porting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to the Galaxy Tab 10.1.
The news/teaser, which has been music to many ears, came out of a Google+ post from no less than Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik himself, and his exact words were “ICS on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pretty great. Coming soon to a CM mirror near you :)”
Kondik’s team has been creating custom Android ROMs, and CyanogenMod 9 is based on the recently released source code [...]