Posts tagged with: Android 4.0
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    Samsung continues its ad campaign, or better put, its Anti-Apple crusade, with a new ad which might make you feel like having a deja-vu. "The next big thing is already here" folks! Wait, wasn't the next big thing already here with the Galaxy S II? Looks like every Samsung product is a "next big thing", at least to Samsung and its brand followers. Samsung tried hard to steal the iPhone 5 show recently (and not only that, but also LG's and HTC's thunder with yesterday's press release) with it's controversial ads so what's one more to join the flock? There's noting out of the ordinary here, ...

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    We all remember Samsung's "The Next Big Thing Is Here" ads where they pushed the Galaxy S II, its US variants to be more specific, stacking the phone up in commercials against Apple's iPhone. Well, the South Korean manufacturer was quick to react again outing the poster above where they compare the Galaxy S III against the iPhone 5. There is no doubt that Samsung is trying to pose as the Apple-alternative (anti-Apple) company, pretty much the same way Apple did it back in the Apple vs. Microsoft PC days. You'll see that the S III has a lot of features which are not present on the iPhone 5. ...

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    Those of you who are LG fans on AT&T might be interested in the LG Escape, model number P870. The leak seems to show off a press render of the device with its respective specifications; however, we're unfortunately not seeing any information regarding pricing or availability (should arrive soon though, even if the date on the screen is November 30). We're looking at a mid-ranger featuring a 4.3-inch IPS display with qHD resolution. Powering it there's a 1.2GHz dual-core processor according to the report (other reports claim a Qualcomm MSM8960 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor), and ...

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    Back in June, Andy Rubin confirmed a total number of 900,000 Android device activations per day, which by itself is an amazing number. However, the curve seems to still have a climbing shape as we're now hearing a whopping 1,3 million daily Android device activations (that is both phones and tablets). The information came directly from CEO Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt who dropped the bomb at yesterday's Motorola event which gave the world the Droid RAZR M, RAZR HD and RAZR Maxx HD. We just told you about the outstanding success of the Galaxy S III and we all know that the Nexus 7 ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Note was unveiled at the 2011 IFA and at next week's 2012 IFA we're expecting the follow-up, the Galaxy Note II. However, this didn't stop T-Mobile from making its Galaxy Note available on August 9, almost a year after its original launch and three weeks before the follow-up's unveiling. According to "anonymous sources", Magenta is canceling the Galaxy Note which has reportedly reached EOL (end-of-life) status. This, coupled with the fact that the phone is nowhere to be found on the carrier's website lends more credence to the rumor. We touched upon this in our Pocketnow ...

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    Boost Mobile, the no-contract carrier, has announced a trio of Android powered smartphones. First among them and the most powerful is the Samsung Galaxy S II 4G which will be available in either white or black, packing a 4.52-inch Super AMOLED screen, dua-core 1.2GHz processor, eight-megapixel main camera, two-megapixel webcam, 16GB of Internal Storage, and Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on-board. It will be available starting September 6 for $369.99. Second is the Samsung Galaxy Rush available late September for $149.99, featuring a 3.5-inch display, three-megapixel main camera and a ...

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    Ever since we saw the FCC filing and adjacent documents it became pretty clear that Verizon is planning on carrying LG's response to the initial Samsung Galaxy Note, the LG Optimus VU. We've seen it pictured earlier, before LG announced that the global version will receive a spec bump. It looks like Verizon will change the name of the LG Optimus VU to LG Intuition when it will announce the phone in the coming weeks. The price will be a rather attractive one:  $199 given you sign a new two-year contract or $549 without an agreement. If you remember our MWC hands-on with the phone, we told ...

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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the official version, is still on track for an August release according to the latest company input we've seen on Facebook a couple of weeks ago. However, those who are eager to get an OS bump don't need to wait until then in order to get Android 4.0 in their Thunderbolt. There's a leaked ROM available for download with build number 7.00.605.2, containing Android 4.0.3 and HTC Sense 3.6. It also happens to be pre-rooted with "all of the HTC spyware" removed. In order to grab it follow the source link below; it is pretty stable according to the poster as ...

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    LG was eager to announce the Optimus VU, their response to the Samsung Galaxy Note, even before this year's MWC where we had out hands-on time with the 4:3 aspect ratio device. Back then the device was powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor and was unseen, except for its home market and Japan. Now LG is announcing the global availability of the Optimus VU, a week ahead the IFA Samsung Unpacked event where the second iteration of the Galaxy Note is expected. The Optimus VU is expected to land in September in Europe, Asia, Middle East/Africa and Latin America. For this ...

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    Everyone was wondering where the 64GB Samsung Galaxy S III was. We knew that there are three flavors (16-, 32-, and 64GB) but the largest capacity Samsung flagship is what most people would want to shoot for if they have lots of documents, pictures, music and files in general. It appears that this very 64GB variant of the phone will be available at the beginning of October in Black. We so far have the white, blue and red versions of the phone (even if red is a carrier exclusive) and now Samsung is finally bringing the dark variant to the masses (after hinting last week on Facebook). ...

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    The Xperia P is part of Sony's Xperia line-up for this year so far, alongside the Xperia S flagship which we reviewed. It was announced at this year's MWC in Barcelona alongside the Xperia U and we've had our hands-on time with the phone while at the show, at that time running Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Sony is today starting the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out for the phone. Together with the new platform there will also be goodies like new media applications (“WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”), increased standby time by up to four times, new lock screen ...

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    If you have the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 from last year, as well as the Galaxy Tab 7 Plus, you can grab the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update's source code from the Open Source Release Center. There you will also find the source code for the Galaxy Note 10.1, which currently is also Ice Cream Sandwich. This means that the community can get its hands dirty and release a custom ROM based on these bits in no-time. If you have one of these tablets, make sure to regularly check for such a custom ROM; if you're a ROM developer, head over to the source link and just search for the ...

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    According to an official response to an inquiry posted on HTC's official Facebook account, the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Verizon HTC Thunderbolt is still on track for an August release. Furthermore, HTC's Facebook response states that the company is "still planning to finish updates for all announced devices by the end of August". If you have an HTC device and you're still waiting for Android 4.0, this information should be reassuring. However, finishing updates by the end of August and having them installed on users' phones are two different things. Expect an early ...

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    When Samsung introduced the Galaxy S III to the world in London back in May they told us that the phone will become available in white and blue. A special edition red flavor is available for AT&T customers and now it appears that Samsung is preparing to launch a black variant (finally!). There are two angles to the story: the image above, showing off what looks to be a black Samsung Galaxy S III has been posted on the manufacturer's Facebook page (together with some others). We don't have any reason to think that it's a fake or a Photoshop job, even more that the second angle seems to ...

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    Here’s another reason to repeat the phrase that we all know and love, TGIF! HTC has just officially released their Android 4.0.4 upgrade to the European variant of the HTC One X. I wish I could say that the upgrade works on all international models, but we still haven’t been able to prove it. It’s only reached my HTC One X at the moment, which is a German variant, but it still hasn’t reached our own Anton D. Nagy, who rocks an Asian variant for example. Now this software upgrade provides more than just a newer version of Android. HTC upgrades Sense to version 4.1, which like in the ...

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    The world is preparing for the Samsung Galaxy Note II, expected to be unveiled at a pre-IFA event in Berlin at the end of this month. However, the original Galaxy Note has just become available on T-Mobile after a very long period of waiting, as implied by earlier rumors. It is be powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung’s Premium Suite bundled out of the box (aside from the T-Mobile 4G Pro App Pack, containing apps like Dropbox, Evernote, Square, TripIt, CamScanner and LinkedIn,). Those who want to have the phone with a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED touch screen and ...

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    As we discussed in the latest episode of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast, the HTC One X with its quad-core Tegra 3 processor, was acting kind of sluggish at times, which is really something people were not expecting to experience on a processor that has four cores (and runs Ice Cream Sandwich with a slimmed down Sense 4.0). HTC however looks to be working hard to eliminate those glitches. According to reports, there's a custom ROM for the International One X, based on a purportedly leaked RUU which contains Sense 4.1 and Android 4.0.4. There's a truckload of improvements and fixes out of ...

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    A 1.7GHz quad-core Android made by HTC surfaced in form of a rumor back mid last month and more recently there is talk about a certain HTC One X+ allegedly coming to T-Mobile with the same processor speed. The image above represents benchmark results on NenaMark for a certain HTC PM63100. Except for the details in the result, there's nothing to go by but these specs listed here might hint towards the One X refresh already rumored. We're looking at a 1.7GHz Tegra 3 SoC, Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and an HD display with 1280x720 resolution. These all scream high-end (and even flagship, ...

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    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich build 3.14.605.10 for the HTC Rezound on Verizon has been leaked recently, followed by official wording from the carrier regarding an upcoming official update to be pushed out to devices stuck on Gingerbread for quite some time. Check for updates on your Rezound as Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich build 3.14.605.12 is being officially rolled out. According to users who already got the refresh, we're looking at a 299MB update with HTC Sense 3.6. However, don't panic if you didn't see the notification; these OTA updates usually take a couple of days, often ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 was launched together with the Galaxy S II at last year's MWC in Barcelona (mid-February) but it only just now gets an official update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, alongside upcoming refreshes for the Galaxy Tab 7.7 WiFi, Galaxy Tab 7.7, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi, according to reports. If you have a Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi and you live in the UK, you will probably be able to upgrade via KIES or over-the-air. The official ROM pushed out in the UK wears a build date of July 17 and the version numbers are: PDA - P7510XXLPH, CSC - ...

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    The U.S. version of the Samsung Galaxy S III already received an update to disable local search -- in order to avoid future possible Apple litigation -- and now it is time for the international/unlocked variant of the phone to get a "stability update" which seems to kill the feature. While our international Galaxy S III didn't receive the notification yet (and KIES reports that everything is up to date), reports talk about a specific XXBLG6 build which is being pushed and labeled as a "stability update". In reality, it appears to remove the ability to do local searches for contact and ...

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    No, it is not Jelly Bean, or at least not just yet. As Michael Fisher points it out in his editorial as well as the After the Buzz episode dedicated to the phone, Verizon Galaxy Nexus owners are not happy owners when it comes to the Nexus experience and timely Android platform updates. However, a leak from Verizon's system is showing an upcoming OTA update for the phone. It is reportedly build IMM76Q and there are so far mixed reports: some believe it is a performance improvement and bug fix update while others consider it to be a very small refresh meant to avoid future possible ...

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    Samsung expected to top 10 million Galaxy S III units sold in July and it looks like the South Korean manufacturer managed to do just that, after reporting nine million units pre-ordered in May. Shin Jong-kyun, president of Samsung's information technology and mobile communication division, confirmed the ten million number, less than two months since its availability date at the end of May. However, Samsung did not provide exact numbers and gave out no information whatsoever regarding the U.S. Galaxy S III which became available in June. Still, the Galaxy S III can easily become Samsung's ...

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    If you have HTC's first 3D-enabled smartphone on Sprint, the EVO 3D, or the EVO Design 4G, you will only have to wait a couple of weeks until the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update notification will hit your device, according to an official announcement from the carrier. Ice Cream Sandwich is no Jelly Bean but it surely is no Gingerbread either. It brings you all the great goodies, like the refined user interface, Face Unlock, Google+ integration, better keyboard and so on. Early August is just around the corner so you still have some time to say goodbye to your current ROM (in ...

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    The HTC One X is one of the best smartphones in the market. It packs one of the best designs we've seen on any device in the last couple of years, and the quad-core power that we've been dreaming about since last year. Obviously devices behave one way when you buy them and differently once you fit them to your specific needs after weeks of use. Now that all the buzz is over, and after a couple of months of real-world use, it's time for another episode of After The Buzz, where we intend to answer many of the questions that we get asked all the time: Is it still worth it to buy an HTC One X ...

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