Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Learn the basics of Ice Cream Sandwich with the Android 4.0 cheat sheet

    Posted August 22, 2012 - 2:31 pm

    So your company just snapped up your aging BlackBerry and handed you an Android phone. Or you got fed up with Apple (it happens) and decided to switch platforms.
  • Review

    Galaxy S III review: hands down, the best Android smartphone

    Posted July 21, 2012 - 7:35 am

    Thanks to real attention to usability and meaningful features, Samsung's flagship takes its place as the Android front-runner
  • Want 'Google Now' now? Here's how

    Posted July 14, 2012 - 7:45 am

    If you're anything like the thousands of screaming hordes that droolingly watched as Google announced new shiny after new shiny at Google I/O this year, you might want to get your hands on cool things right away. One of those cool things was Google Now, a new feature in Jelly Bean designed to make it easier to search for certain kinds of information. But thanks to our friends over at XDA-Developers, you can try out Google Now without waiting for Jelly Bean--provided you have Ice Cream Sandwich, anyway.
  • How to install Ice Cream Sandwich on your Kindle Fire

    Posted July 7, 2012 - 7:43 am

    With a vibrant 7-inch IPS display and a 1GHz dual-core processor, the $199 Kindle Fire can make for one lovely tablet. With a bit of work--but no hardware modifications--you can set up Android 4.0 on your Kindle Fire and thenceforth use the device as a powerful general-purpose tablet despite its incredibly low price. Email, games, Web browsing (with Chrome for Android or any other browser)--the Kindle Fire can do it all.
  • Samsung Galaxy S III: 8 key features and facts

    Posted June 24, 2012 - 7:15 am

    Less than a year ago, in September 2011, Samsung launched its Galaxy S II smartphone. Then a few months later in January, it released the popular Galaxy Nexus handheld, followed by the half-phone, half-tablet Note device. In other words, Samsung has been busy.
  • Samsung Galaxy Tabs to get Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade by August

    Posted June 23, 2012 - 7:46 am

    Several of Samsung's Galaxy Tabs will finally join the Ice Cream Sandwich update party next month.
  • HTC updates Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade list

    Posted May 26, 2012 - 7:50 am

    HTC has updated its list of phones that will get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a roster that now includes the Evo 3D, Rezound, Rhyme, Amaze 4G and Droid Incredible 2.
  • Review

    HTC Evo 4G LTE review: almost great

    Posted May 19, 2012 - 7:50 am

    HTC's Evo 4G LTE smartphone has a lot going for it, but other factors, including the lack of LTE service from Sprint, make it difficult to recommend.
  • iPad Mini draws strong consumer interest

    Posted May 10, 2012 - 7:50 am

    More than half (52 percent) of consumers would consider purchasing a hypothetical iPad "Mini" this year if it were priced between $249 and $300, according to a survey released Friday by online comparison shopping site
  • Guy puts Ice Cream Sandwich on his laptop--the OS, not the dessert

    Posted May 6, 2012 - 7:30 am

    Android seems to be everywhere these days. While we're still eagerly awaiting for it to appear on toasters (and toaster-fridges), at least we now have it running on full-fledged laptops.
  • Samsung's Galaxy S III: four things to know

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Samsung executives today claimed that their new Galaxy S III was "enhanced with nature and human emotion." While we can't exactly verify that claim, we can take a look at some of the specifications and features on Samsung's latest smartphone.
  • Review

    HTC One X: beautiful, but not without its shortcomings

    Posted May 5, 2012 - 7:45 am

    It was love at first sight: From the moment I unboxed the HTC One X ($200 with a new two-year contract on AT&T; price as of as of 5/1/2012) I immediately fell for its slim profile and brilliant 4.7-inch display. But it was more than just the phone's good looks that snagged my heart, as the HTC One X came with a tasty serving of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4) and a long enough battery life to keep me satisfied for hours on end. But like all romances, this one was not without its sour spots, and even the One X's smoking-fast LTE connectivity was not enough for me to overlook the phone's poor call quality and its clunky HTC Sense overlay running over Android.
  • 'You can't break anything,' or how intimidation affects tablet use

    Posted April 13, 2012 - 11:43 am

    Perhaps the best way to encourage people to fiddle, discover, and stretch out isn’t to provide them with a completely customizable system, but with something that they know they can’t break.
  • Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' adoption still stuck in the low single digits

    Posted April 3, 2012 - 12:43 pm

    Although it's been over half a year since Google unveiled Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich"), the platform has been adopted by just under 3% of all Android devices.
  • Motorola Android phones not getting Ice Cream Sandwich until second half of year

    Posted February 15, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Apparently being owned by Google doesn't mean Motorola will get its devices upgraded to Android 4.0 ("Ice Cream Sandwich") any more quickly.
  • Mobile World Congress sneak peek: Quad-core smartphones, Ice Cream Sandwich & more

    Posted February 9, 2012 - 11:35 pm

    It might be hard to imagine there will be that much more for makers of smartphones, tablets and other wireless offerings to reveal at Mobile World Congress at the end of this month after the deluge of products that debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show to kick off 2012. But Sony, HTC and others have gotten wireless watchers in a frenzy already by issuing MWC event invitations and stirring speculation about Android 4.0, Windows Phone and quad-core devices.
  • Why your Android phone probably isn't upgrading to 4.0

    Posted December 26, 2011 - 11:57 am

    You'd think the world's best-selling smartphone of 2010 would have priority in upgrading to the latest and greatest Android system. You'd be wrong.
  • Google's redesign and the problem with menu buttons

    Posted December 7, 2011 - 3:45 pm

    Google could have learned from its Android team, or even its own iPad app, in its interface redesign. Instead, it relied on yet another menu button.
  • Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich, goes to developers with better mail, faster graphics

    Posted November 1, 2011 - 4:17 pm

    Near-field communications using Android Beam promises to be a major security risk, as does the promiscuously social networking design in Android 4, Ice Cream Sandwich. Big improvements in graphics and staples like the email client and VPN support may make up for it.
  • This week in pictures: Ballmer slams Android

    Posted October 21, 2011 - 3:47 pm

    Also, MC Hammer challenges Google at search, Android 4.0 arrives, iPad 3 rumors swirl, and the US avoids cyberwar with Libya.
  • Ice Cream Sandwich: 7 more cool features

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 1:26 pm

    You've seen the big improvements, but digging deeper we found another around of key additions to the new Android OS.
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich: Best New Features for Business

    Posted October 20, 2011 - 1:07 pm

    Earlier this week, Google officially announced the latest version of its popular Android mobile OS, v4.0, a.k.a., "Ice Cream Sandwich," along with a brand new device that runs Android 4.0: The Samsung Galaxy Nexus--formerly referred to as the "Nexus Prime."
  • Ballmer slams Android as 'cheap,' doomed, as Android lengthens its lead by two big steps

    Posted October 19, 2011 - 1:29 pm

    Steve Ballmer's timing was a little off this week as he gave a rousing speech praising the ability and prospects of Windows Phone on the same day the already more impressive Android got another big upgrade and the secure version the Army wants moved closer to market.

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