One of major reasons why smartphone enthusiasts opt for Android over other mobile OSes like iOS and Windows Phone 8 is because of Android’s relatively open nature. It allows users to customize every facet of their phone while iOS doesn’t, even with powerful theming systems like DreamBoard and WinterBoard in place. Android enthusiasts are often heard installing “Custom ROMs” on their devices; these modified versions of Android OS are cooked up by passionate and dedicated developers in their free time and we’ve mentioned some of the most popular ones after the break.
An alleged press shot of a new powered-by-Android-4.0 Samsung smartphone has been “leaked”, Redmond Pie has learned. Details after the jump.
Probably one of the most talked about features on the latest iteration of the Android operating system is the facial recognition unlock software that comes bundled with it. The ability to use your own face to unlock your mobile telephone or tablet is one of the coolest new updates we have seen implemented into a mobile operating system in recent times, but questions will always surround how secure this actually is.
Nexus S-toting Android enthusiasts who were feeling left out on not getting Face Unlock for their device in the Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich will be pleased to know that an independent developer has managed to port the feature to the Nexus S and as included it in a custom ROM. We’ve got the step-by-step guide on how to flash this ROM right after the jump!
Samsung has officially announced the list of devices that are upgradeable to Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich, along with dates of when they expect these devices to get said platform update. Details after the jump!
With Android being the great big bag of open source love (usually!) that it is, we always knew this would happen, but it is worth noting anyway.
A very, very early build of Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s TouchWiz UI has been leaked today. While it is too unstable for daily use, it does give us a potential glimpse at what Android 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich will look like when it releases in a few months for the Samsung Galaxy S II. Details after the jump!
As promised, Google has started rolling out the official Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich to all Nexus S users out there. Being the latest iteration in the Android OS saga, it’s a free treat no one can deny. And here’s how you can get the update this very moment, details after the jump!
Earlier today, Adobe released an updated version of Flash Player 11 on the Android Market dubbed as Flash Player 11.1. Besides the usual improvements in performance and bug fixes, this version brings support for devices powered by Android 4.x Ice Cream Sandwich. Details and download link after the jump!
A developer from the Android modding community has managed to boot the latest version of Android - 4.0.x Ice Cream Sandwich - on Motorola’s recently released DROID RAZR, Redmond Pie has learned.