The next iteration of the Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, is still in development, but that doesn’t mean that there’s no anticipation for the product. The prospective design shifts and operational improvements should be a boon for any Android user.
Still, the waiting can make a few people impatient. This is why some enterprising hacker has cooked up their own conceptual theme for it. @AndroidAtNight on Twitter has put in a lot of effort in designing this amazing homescreen based on what he feels what Ice Cream Sandwich would look like.
Taking a look at it, you have to admit that it looks pretty nice. Called the Nite UI, the theme takes a lot of [...]
Earlier reports told of an upcoming Sony Ericsson Nozomi, said to come with a 1.5-GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and to be released before yearend. Recent buzz at the IT68 forums, however, reveal rumors of more powerful specs than initially reported for the Sony Ericsson Nozomi and a release date slated for first quarter of next year.
According to forum posts on IT68, the Sony Ericsson Nozomi will not come with a single-core processor but with a 1.5-GHz dual-core processor. More than that, the Android phone will be loaded with Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) rumored to be coming out as early as October.
Is the Motorola DROID Bionic Verizon’s real reason for passing up the Samsung Galaxy S II? We previously answered with a confident yes to that question–until new rumors started circulating about another potential big reason for Verizon to let the Samsung Galaxy S II arrive on U.S. shores without taking a bite of some of the Galaxy S II’s glory. There is another glorious phone coming up, one more sensational and more powerful than the Samsung Galaxy S II–the Samsung DROID Prime, which many purport to be the Nexus Prime rumored and speculated about earlier.
Sources “close” to tech blog Boy Genius Report (BGR) have whispered that [...]
Google’s reference phone for the upcoming Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich exists. It will be called Nexus Prime, not Nexus Plus or Nexus 3. Samsung is going to manufacture the Nexus Prime. Firmware for the Nexus Prime leaked out. Someone got hold of the firmware. Samsung doesn’t want him/her to release it or disclose it publicly without Samsung’s consent.
Samsung’s own legal department confirmed these juicy tidbits about the Nexus Prime–that is, if the cease and desist letter that Geek reported about earlier today is authentic.
A developer apparently got hold of leaked firmware purported to be that of the Nexus Prime. When Samsung [...]
Some screenshots of what seems to be Ice Cream Sandwich, Google’s yet to be released Android version made it online this week at Android Police and RootzWiki. Both sites however confirmed that their photos are really of the highly-anticipated OS and that they come from a credible source.
So what details about ICS are revealed with the leaked photos? The most obvious change is the blue user interface, plus the notifications bar was really altered for ICS. Google also has yet to release what Android version number ICS will carry, but the build number on the About menu says IRK36B.
Other leaked details are on the camera’s panorama mode, a revamped Gmail to go [...]
Despite all the recent buzz around the legal predicaments that Samsung is facing, with Apple having succeeded in having the sale of the Galaxy Tab 10.1 blocked EU wide, it appears that they aren’t slowing down their pace of innovation. What’s more is that they don’t appear to be content sitting on sidelines, even with the success of the Galaxy S II having sold over 6 million phones in just a few short months.
Telefonino just broke the story that Samsung is currently working on producing a superphone with specs that look likely to blow any phone out of the water – including the iPhone 5. Dubbed the GT-I9220 (W43) for now, it will have Android 2.3.3 on [...]
An Asustek official told media representatives yesterday that the upcoming ASUS Padfone will be powered by Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) when the device is released some time late this year.
Alex Sun, chief of Asustek’s personal mobile devices department, explained that ICS is the operating system of choice for the upcoming ASUS Padfone because the operating system promises better integration across different platforms.
ICS, said to be the unifying version of the Android operating system, is set for release in the fourth quarter and is hoped to patch the fragmentation caused by different releases of Android for smartphones and tablets. Recent [...]
CPUs are the heart and soul of our current tech devices. They provide a lot in terms of processing power and getting things running. Most CPUs just work – however, to truly get the maximum out of a CPU, it’s got to be designed from the ground up to fit the operating system.
Which is why it’s a bit of good news that Texas Instruments and Google are collaborating on making chips for Android’s next iteration, Ice Cream Sandwich – which is aimed at both smart phones and tablets.
Texas Instruments maybe better known for making scientific calculators, but the Texas-based company has been working in the [...]
Before the arrival of Ice Cream Sandwich later this year, Google surprised everyone with Android 3.2, reported as the last version of Honeycomb to hit the stores.
Mediapad, a 7-inch tablet manufactured by the Chinese company Huawei got the honors of being the first device to be powered by Android 3.2. What’s more surprising is that Android 3.2 apparently can support such screen size and a Qualcomm chip, whereas before this release, only NVIDIA’s Tegra and 10.1-inch screens can carry Honeycomb. There is also looming excitement for HTC Flyer users, as this increases the chances of having Android 3.2 on the Android 2.3-run 7-inch tablet. Motorola Xoom also announced [...]
The “most ambitious release yet” – this is what Google Product Manager Hugo Barra said about the upcoming release of Android, officially dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich. He also pointed out that this update would aim to have one OS for all devices. As we’ve heard before, the new version of Android is bringing some features from Honeycomb over to phones.
While presenting Ice Cream Sandwich for the first time in the course of the first keynote at Google I/O 2011, Mike Claren of the Android engineering team said, “We want one OS that runs everywhere.” One of the first main points highlighted by Mike Claren on establishing this one OS is that Google would be taking the [...]