Posts Tagged ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’

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.

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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.

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Well, we all know it is only a matter of time until mobile operating systems take over the world which are used to power all of our gadgets and household appliances. The only question that remains to be answered is; which operating system will reign victorious amongst consumers in the ongoing battle of the OSes? The current heavy weight contenders have to be iOS, Android and Windows Phone, with Blackberry hanging on for dear life but looking set to fall by the wayside sooner rather than later.

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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.

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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!

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After seeing the official Android 4.0.1 ICS with TouchWiz ROM leaked for the Galaxy S II, we’ve received news of the same happening for the HTC Sensation… sort of. Developer robocik has released a ROM based on Android 4.0.1 with HTC Sense 3.5 on top, and we’ve got the step-by-step guide on how to install it on your device right after the break!

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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!

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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.

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After the Galaxy Tab received an unofficial, alpha ROM for Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich, Motorola’s Xoom has received one too! Check out our step-by-step guide on how to install it after the jump!

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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!

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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!

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In a rather surprising move, Sony Ericsson has officially released an alpha build based on Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich (with their custom TimeScape UX on top, of course). If you’ve got a supported Sony Ericsson smartphone and are a flashaholic, you’ll definitely want to try it out!

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