Posts tagged with: Android 4.0
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    After we have just recently unboxed the brand new Samsung Galaxy S III, we are now taking a look at the current Samsung flagship Android compared to last year's Galaxy S model, the Galaxy S II, which was launched in February of 2011. Since many of you out there might be still on a contract and considering an upgrade to the Galaxy S III, we are comparing the 2011 and 2012 model, side by side, in a video where we take a look at day-to-day usage, benchmarks, gaming and internet browsing performance. Is it worth upgrading to the Galaxy S III? Find out by taking a look at our video below!

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    It's been a long period of waiting for Samsung fans as well as Android fans but the phone is finally here, available in different regions of the world -- 28 countries to be more specific -- the most anticipated Android phone of the year: the Samsung Galaxy S III. The packaging is a neutral white carton box which resembles last year's Galaxy S II box and inside there's your charger, headphones, buds, cable, battery and literature. The most important part, the Galaxy S III, is the first thing you see when you open the packaging. Check out the video below to see what to expect when you ...

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    We reviewed the Sprint HTC EVO 4G LTE but other future owners were not that lucky; due to an ITC import ban, the phone has been delayed because of Customs' reviews but luckily has been recently released. Some of those who have pre-ordered the device already got their units with a treat but now Sprint is telling everyone about in-store availability. "The next few days" is what Sprint estimates for in-store availability but an exact date has not yet been announced. As soon as the Now Network has some exact information it will let everyone know." While Sprint customers who pre-ordered their ...

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    Those of you who own an LG Optimus Vu, Optimus LTE or Optimus LTE Tag should finally be happy to hear that, according to a translated press released from Korean, Ice Cream Sandwich is less than a week away. June 4 is the day to circle in your calendar if you have one of the aforementioned LG smartphones from the manufacturer's 2012 line-up. With the new platform version also comes LG's custom user interface in its 3.0 iteration and, those who are rocking a Vu phablet should get some additional goodies to take advantage of the huge screen. Source: LG Via: Engadget

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    Despite the delay rumors Samsung went ahead and made the Galaxy S III official today for 28 countries -- and despite today's launch the phone is not quite available yet for many who are waiting for it. However, there was no word of a U.S. launch just yet and we hoped that Samsung has learned from its past mistakes with the Galaxy S II. It appears that the South Korean company did indeed learn, at least according to TJ Kang, SVP Media Services for Samsung, who said that "unlike previous product launches, the time lag will be much more compressed for the Galaxy S III". "So I think it will ...

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    The Sony (Ericsson) Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Ray have received their treat of Ice Cream Sandwich back in April and, while there will be probably no Android 4.0 love for the Xperia Play, users of the Xperia Arc and Xperia Neo will be happy to see the update notification on their screens. After the refresh the platform version will be Android 4.0.4 and kernel 2.6.32 but if you want to know exactly the SI numbers for which Sony has flipped the switch make sure to follow the source links below for the Arc and Neo. Meanwhile you can check out the numbers in the screenshot above from someone ...

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    The day many have been waiting for has arrived and, despite of several reports from different sources, retailers and e-taliers talking about possible delays for both the Pebble Blue and the White versions, Samsung has officially announced the launch of the Galaxy S III -- the 16GB version. Users in 28 countries should be able to get the phone in the United Kingdom, France, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Of course, the U.S. version is late to the show but Samsung has (hopefully) learned from last year's Galaxy S II lesson and will probably do a better job in ...

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    The HTC One X on AT&T got rooted two weeks ago but that didn't allow users to experiment with custom ROMs. Unfortunately HTC didn't offer an official bootloader unlocking solution (just yet) and we've tried to see just why they won't do it. However, this didn't stop (it never stops) the community and its fine developers from working on a solution and they have found one! After you get passed all the warnings in bold that scream "you're doing this at your own risk" you can actually follow a twelve-step walkthrough at the end of which you will hopefully have an unlocked bootloader on ...

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    There were lots of rumors about the Google-tablet (Google's own tablet) -- some even referring to it as the Google Nexus tablet -- and then they disappeared for a while. Recent reports seem to bring the story back to the spotlight touching on earlier rumors. Asus is allegedly the company that will build Google's slate and it is expected to be a seven-incher (or right there), in order to better compete with Amazon's Kindle, which by the way is now rumored to prepare a 10.1-inch refresh. Recent reports seem to talk about 600,000 initial units of the Google-Asus tablet, which would ...

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    When we were in London to meet the Samsung Galaxy S III we noticed that the operation was very smooth, as it should be given the most powerful processor to be found on an Android device. However, Samsung's own TouchWiz UX is also smooth and a great improvement over previous versions and it is now available for other (select Samsung device users, for the moment). Let's start with the predecessor, the Galaxy S II. If you are running a Samsung-based ROM you could try TouchWiz UX on your device. There are two flavors, one with four columns and one with five. Head over to the first source link ...

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    When the S Voice application, which launched together with the Samsung Galaxy S III, leaked and was made available for the masses -- at least those running ICS-powered Android devices -- many have jumped to download, install and take the application for a spin just to later find out that there were some network errors which led everyone to believe Samsung was blocking the service. While there was a fairly easy workaround, Samsung itself admitted that they are indeed blocking the offering. According to the manufacturer, they are indeed blocking S Voice and it is because "Samsung Electronics ...

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    When we were in Barcelona to check out the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, the follow-up to the Galaxy Tab 10.1 -- or the Galaxy Note phablet -- packed, at that moment, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor and a stylus which was separated by the tablet with no way of incorporating it. Then came all the rumors of hardware modifications Samsung might do before the tablet reaches the market and today we get the chance to see and read about some of those changes. The images were snapped at a recent Samsung event and, as far as the internals are concerned, the revamped Galaxy Tab 10.1 will feature a ...

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    It appears that S Voice was only the first application to be extracted from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III. With the Pandora's Box now open, all important and interesting goodies from the Samsung flagship have been ripped out and made available by the community for you to try on your Android-powered non-Galaxy S III smartphone. Heading over to the source link below you will surely find something to your liking. They have Accuweather, stock analog clock, stock digital clock, video player, YouTube app, GTalk, FM radio, ringtones and wallpapers, all belonging to the Samsung Galaxy S III. ...

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    We hate to bring you the bad news but we're just as disappointed as you probably will be after reading this. Long story short: when we were in Barcelona Sony promised an official ICS update for the Xperia S sometime in April, then it all of a sudden we woke up in May with no update and last week Sony officially said that, well, let us quote: “Xperia S is planned to get ICS somewhere around late May/early June. That’s what’s been said and that’s still what we’re sticking to. Any other dates (such as “June/July”) is just speculation. The roll out is, as always, gradual and will ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy S III is one of those select few devices which really needs no introduction. The only thing bothering most of those who can't wait to get their phone is why can't they get their unit faster. If you are in the U.S. and can't/don't want to wait until the American carriers bring whatever variant of the phone they will (and you don't fancy importing one either) you can now pre-oder it from Amazon. It's a little expensive: $799.99, and that's for the 16GB variant but you will get a SIM-free, unlocked, no-contract phone once it will be released, according to Amazon, on June 1, ...

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    It was good while it lasted! The S Voice application from the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S III was extracted from the shipping ROM that was leaked and was made available to other Android devices. According to reports, it was working pretty well on ICS-powered phone, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, that is until Samsung blocked the servers. According to recent reports, users on non-Galaxy S III devices are getting errors when trying to operate the leaked S Voice app. According to the community, the application sends out a lot of information to the servers, including your device's make and ...

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    The Story of the Samsung Galaxy S III is rather impressive: after months of anticipation there was a great unveiling in London, then the phone got rooted way before hitting the shelves, its shipping ROM got leaked and one of its top features, S Voice, was extracted and made available for other Android-powered smartphones. The community is now laying down another milestone with the release of the first custom ROM for the Samsung Galaxy flagship. Future owners will have to wait at least nine days before getting their hands on the long-awaited device but they will be probably able to flash ...

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    The AT&T HTC One X and Sprint EVO 4G LTE (plus probably the T-Mobile Amaze 4G) were affected by U.S. Customs reviews and were delayed from the shelves because of an ITC ban imposed in defense of an Apple patent. The ban came into effect on April 19 and the manufacturer as well as the operators couldn't tell anything specific regarding a timeframe for resolving the issue. According to recent reports, HTC has issued a statement in Taiwan that brings some relieving information: "Some of our products have passed the review and have been delivered to our telecoms operators’ clients in the ...

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    With Motorola and Google being so close to each other lately one would except Motorola smartphones to get Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates quickly, and to all capable devices. While the phone maker has a pretty neat list in place (check source) for you to follow every movement regarding a platform refresh for a specific phone, they made a statement addressing those who can't find their phone names and Android 4.0 mentioned on the same page. The wording is simple and needs no explanation: "obviously we want the new release to improve our devices. If we determine that can’t be ...

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    We're not quite sure where Samsung is placing the S Voice feature on the Galaxy S III's prioritized capability list but our guess is that it's right there at the top. For those of you who don't know, S Voice is Samsung's answer to Apple's Siri, a voice-enabled personal assistant that can do a lot of stuff on the Samsung Galaxy S III, and now not only. We say not only because the app has been leaked and it is available for all Android users to try out. With a little luck you will even manage to get it working on your Android device which, if not a Galaxy, will still need the "Hi Galaxy!" ...

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    Its not unusual for root to be achieved for a device before it's actual in-store or carrier availability but this time we're talking about the most anticipated Android smartphone of the year so far, the Samsung Galaxy S III. Lucky owners will get the phone on May 29 with the rest following one day after (for the International version) and if they're power users they will be able to root the device the moment they receive it. When you get your Galaxy S III (we know you can't wait) head over to the source link to learn more about root. While you're waiting patiently for the Samsung flagship ...

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    The LG Optimus LTE II, with its 2GB of RAM, tried to steal a little bit of spotlight from Samsung and its Galaxy S III announcement in London, as we learned initial details about the phone on May 4, and follow-up capabilities shortly after. Needless to say that the main selling point of the phone is the fact that it is "the world’s first smartphone offering 2GB RAM for optimal LTE connectivity, speed and stability". It is powered by a 1.5GHz Dual-Core Qualcomm MSM8960 processor and has a 4.7-inch True HD IPS Display with 1280 x 720 resolution. Other features include 2GB of RAM, 16GB ...

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    In March Sony promised to deliver the official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Tablet S and Tablet P sometime in April. While the Tablet S received its ICS treat as scheduled the Tablet P missed the mark but now Sony has rescheduled the roll-out process and, according to their calendar, it should be landing on May 24. The Press Release was issued in Japan but the roll-out process should be a global one -- at least if we judge by the similar situation of the Tablet S where the PR was issued for Japan but the update itself went out globally. Android 4.0.3 will be the build ...

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    Regardless if you're rocking an international / unlocked HTC One X or you're waiting patiently for your AT&& version to arrive, you will probably notice a little bit of lag while paying attention to HTC's Sense 4.0 custom user interface running on top of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. We noticed it too with the occasion of our international HTC One X and the AT&T HTC One X reviews. Those who are heavy tweakers/modders are probably familiar with Rosie; not a "she", but an "it", a mod which aims to eliminate that slight lag we told you about. As the author of the mod himself ...

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    The HTC EVO 4G LTE should have been on shelves today, May 18, but thanks to an ITC ruling banning imports of HTC devices as of April 19 there are some delays thanks to U.S. Customs who are taking their job (and the ruling) seriously (as one would expect). There was a ray of light however which might have gotten your hopes up yesterday: Best Buy sent out a letter letting people know that the HTC EVO 4G LTE should be available as of May 23. Today Best Buy is taking your hopes and scatters them away. According to a new letter being sent out, the previous one contained incorrect information ...

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