The Koreans at Samsung have kept their word and today pushed out the long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update to Galaxy S2 owners in South Korea, with more countries expected to follow. As reported by The Verge, if you live in Poland, Sweden, Hungary, or the UK, there’s a good chance you’ll get to enjoy that sweet taste of Ice Cream pretty soon.
[UPDATE] Our readers informed us that the Galaxy S2 ICS update is available in Finland, Denmark, Norway, Turkey and Cyprus too, besides the already mentioned countries. Thanks, guys!
[UPDATE 2] Samsung UK told Pocket-Lint that the Galaxy S2 ICS update will be available in UK from March 19, but the actual rollout [...]
[Update] The Galaxy S2 ICS update has begun popping up around the world. Check our updated page for up to the minute news]
A Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS update is imminent, if a tweet from South Korea’s SK Telecom is to be believed. According to The Verge, SK Telecom has tweeted this morning that it’s about to push the long awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update to Galaxy S2 devices. More precisely, the update is supposed to come tomorrow, March 13.
Since the news broke, the tweet has been deleted by the Korean carrier, but The Verge managed to get by a screenshot of the message, in Korean. If you know the language, here’s the screenshot, knock yourself [...]
Verizon has always surprised us when it comes to Android updates. Whether they are incremental versions or big chunks of valuable content, Big Red always knows how to keep customers happy, with relatively timely updates and clear announcements of what’s to come.
Today, the largest carrier in the U.S. announced the official list of devices that will receive upgrades to Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. The upgrade list contains twelve names (mostly LTE devices), and, amongst them, we spotted several exciting Motorola and HTC devices, while Samsung is represented by a smartphone and two tablets.
Since its arrival in December 2011, Android ICS made [...]
Remember the good old Motorola DROID 2? And for that matter, remember Gingerbread? At around the same time as Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus, Verizon broke good news to Motorola DROID 2 users: they can now upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The update hit devices back in very early September but was abruptly removed from Verizon’s website and from some DROID 2 handsets. Motorola opened a support forum to report on Gingerbread’s issues. If you take a look, you will find a significant amount of errors and upset customers.
But now, Verizon, Motorola, and Google have come to the rescue by sending out the Gingerbread [...]
The news on the wire is that Motorola Droid Android 2.2 update has begun over-the-air. Engadget are reporting a mass influx of ‘tips’ commenting on the fact that their original Motorola Droid’s are beginning to receive upgrades to Android 2.2, which is currently the most recent version of Android. Froyo is based on the Linux Kernel 2.6.32 and is is the last 2.x version of Android we should expect before Android 3.0 aka Gingerbread. This unreleased version of Android will run on Linux Kernel 2.6.33 and will become available from Google in the new year. After this release we should see phones such as this one receive yet another update.
Verizon’s Motorola DROID X Android smartphone is the recipient of a new firmware update. Version 1.13.604 is being pushed out to DROID X users now and improvements include:redesigned weather widget improved battery status indicator favorite contacts sorted by frequency faster Exchange email loading improved 3G mobile hotspot ability new GPS symbol for the notification area faster visual voicemail loading
The update also include the My Verizon and Amazon Kindle e-book reader as pre-loaded applications. More info can be found at the Verizon website.
[via Mobile Burn]
Sprint is rolling out an update for its HTC EVO 4G smartphone. The update brings the software firmware to 1.47.651.1 and can be applied OTA or manually from the smartphone. For those not wanting to wait, just head to the devices Setting : System Updates : HTC Software Update. The update includes improvements for WiFi and Exchange as well as addressing Facebook syncing to help improve battery life.
Rather unexpectedly, as I played around with the new Moto DROID X for Verizon, I discovered that there was an over the air update waiting for the device. That update claimed to be able to upgrade the firmware from version 1.13.514 to 1.13.516.
Except it didn’t work. The update process is reporting that there is insufficient storage space available to download the update. The fact that there is over 6GB of built-in storage available and nearly 15GB of microSD storage available is something that it chooses to overlook.
I don’t know what to make of this so far, but I’m hoping to get some sort of [...]
I got word back from a Verizon Wireless rep moments ago regarding all of the complaints we are seeing in comments about the recent HTC DROID Eris Android 2.1 over the air firmware update. We were told that the tech gurus are already working on the weather widget issue, but that other less frequently cited problems (such as missing call audio and message notification issues) have not been properly documented yet.
I was advised that people with problems other than the weather widget should call Verizon Wireless or bring their DROID Eris to a Verizon Wireless retail store. Verizon is somewhat skeptical of anonymous [...]
Motorola, via their MotoMobile Twitter page has posted an official response to people questioning them on why they haven’t received the OTA update that had the internet abuzz last week. It turns out that there was no update. Tracing the original story back to its roots I found that Engadget had originally reported the story based on the fact that some of their forum users were claiming they had received the update. I never received one myself and now I know why, but I can’t say that I’m not disappointed, the wait for 2.1 is getting harder and harder every day.