Tag archive for ‘ICS’

Official List of HTC Smartphones Getting Android 4.0 ICS Upgrades

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 15th 2012 - No Comments

After Motorola and Samsung, HTC has released the list of all HTC smartphones which will receive the Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich updates. Turning to the HTC Smartphones Getting Android 4.0 ICS Upgrades list simply because it is the most important: DROID Incredible 2 by HTC HTC Amaze 4G HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD HTC EVO 3D HTC...

Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean to Launch in Q2 2012 ?

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 17th 2012 - No Comments

DigiTimes is hardly the most reliable source, they often said that information proved false.Nevertheless, it remains interesting to talk about the next major update of Android,  Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean which we do not know much.

The version of Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich, available since November 2011, was used primarily to unify the development of smartphone interfaces, tablet, television connected and embedded system. An important step in the evolution of eco-system, Google took the opportunity to get rid of physical buttons that were mandatory in previous versions and introduced a much more complete interface than the last.

With  Android 5.0 aka Jelly Bean, Google could improve “tablet” and T.V experience. Information quite likely, Eric Schmidt announced a tablet “quality” would be announced during the first half of 2012, a Tablet Phone. This could be a standard model, as the Nexus range.

According to the Taiwanese source:

Android 5.0 will be further optimized for tablet PCs, while Google will also integrate its Chrome system functions to push dual-operating system designs. Brand vendors can either choose to adopt only Android 5.0 or add Android 5.0 to Windows 8 devices with the ability to switch between the two OSes without the need to shut down the computer.

Other information less likely, Google would prepare a dual-boot system to accommodate on a tablet, Android 5.0 and Windows 8.  Google could therefore anticipate the arrival of Windows 8 on the shelves, Microsoft really wish to land in the market for tablet interface and compatibility ARM Metro.

In short, as I have said, DigiTimes sources are not the most reliable but it allows us to reflect on further developments of Android. Google has used at frequencies of updates very short. Google 4.0 was announced in October 2011, Google 5.0 could be announced this summer, less than 12 months between two major versions of Android. What worries give to builders who have a hard time updating their latest models of smartphones and tablets.

Only Motorola Xoom and the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime had the right to update their Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s painful, I know. I think Google will include Chrome OS elements in Jelly Bean and there is no other details available about this and we have to wait and watch. Being android will bring more news about Android Jelly Bean, stay tuned.

Source : DigiTimes

Samsung Announces the Galaxy Tab 2

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 14th 2012 - 2 Comments

Galaxy Tab 2 will succeed the first tablet model from Samsung, the 7 inch (named Galaxy Tab). The first tablet of Samsung’s output in 2010 and differed in format 7-inch: the Galaxy Tab. Relatively popular during the Christmas holidays, it was the first rival match for the Apple iPhone. Since the Korean had preferred the 10.1 inches , the 8.9 and even 7.7. We also saw a Galaxy Tab Plus , which was mainly a refresh (and especially the arrival of Honeycomb), but nothing concrete for us.

galaxy Tab 2

Today, Samsung has just formalized a new tablet: the Galaxy Tab 2.  Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is the second manufacturer to be running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). We will find course TouchWiz UX with Live Panel. Samsung’s first Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)-powered tablet offers a variety of new and improved Android OS features.

For features, there is a dual-core processor running at 1 GHz and supported by 1 GB of RAM. The internal memory is 16 or 32 GB microSD card reader is also available. Its TFT LCD screen PLS does not in HD and offers a classic definition WSVGA (1024 x 600 pixels). On the back, there is a 3 megapixel camera and front VGA sensor for video chat. The Tab Plus has slightly better specifications that the Tab 2, it features a 1.2GHz dual core processor and a 2 megapixel front facing camera. In terms of connectivity, WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, aGPS are waiting for you. There will be two versions: 3G + WiFi and WiFi only. 

Reportedly, The Galaxy Tab 2 will land in the UK in March, and elsewhere soon after and the first version will be available around €300, and specifically around €349 and €429.

Ice Cream Sandwich Arrived on the Acer Iconia Tab A200

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Feb 13th 2012 - No Comments

Barely out, behold, the Acer Iconia Tab A200 is already getting its update to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. If you are the owner of Acer Iconia Tab A200 then here is very good news for you as this tablet now gets an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update which is eagerly awaited for many of the smartphones and tablets.

According to forum members AcerTablet , the Ice Cream sandwich upgrade of the Iconia Tab A200 is currently being deployed worldwide. The latter would in Android 4.0.3 , and version number would Acer_AV041_A200_1.037.00_PA_CUS1 .

Android Version : 4.0.3
Image Version : Acer_AV041_A200_1.037.00_PA_CUS1
Kernel Version :
Build Number : Acer_AV041_A200_1.097.00_PA_CUS1
Image P/N : FM.S16A0.024

To download, go as usual in the Settings > About tablet > System update > Check nowThen, the tablet should begin downloading the update, which will effectively pass under Ice Cream Sandwich.  If you have received OTA notifications then you have to just pull notification bar down and click on Download button to proceed with the installation. Once the downloading of files is done, you need to install the updates and your tablet will be restarted twice to successfully see the update running on your tablet.

Acer Iconia Tab A200 is certainly not the first Android tablet to be updated with Ice Cream Sandwich, as earlier Motorola Xoom has received Android 4.0 update. If by bad luck you do not see it, just wait, It should appear shortly.

Source: Acer Tablet Forum

Android Design : A Small Guide to Design Exceptional Android Apps

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jan 13th 2012 - 1 Comment

Here is the Android Design , a small guide to help developers to design exceptional android apps, designed by Google. The aim is to promote / share developers a new way to design brings the latest version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Therefore, a short guide was created. In Android design, you can discover all the information needed to develop or even update your application to make the leap to Android ICS.

If this model provided by Google is followed / taken by application developers, we can expect in the days, weeks or months that follow, find the most successful creations a pre-interface Ice Cream Sandwich, as we already know. Attention, we’re not about to write this a bad thing, but the model provided by Google seems knowledgeable enough to use it as a basis for development.

As we all know that Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) marks a major milestone for Android design. This new design approaches introduced in Honeycomb tablets to all types of mobile devices. With ICS, Google have also introduced a new font, Roboto, designed for high-resolution displays. Other big changes include framework-level action bars on phones and support for new phones without physical buttons.

So as Google has announced Android Design guidelines, I think it’s the huge step forwards for the platform! I request everyone to head to the Android design with the following look to have a look ;

Official website : Android Design

HTC Desire HD, Incredible S, ChaCha, Wildfire S to Get Android 2.3.5 Update

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 14th 2011 - No Comments

Finally HTC started rolling out  Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update to its smartphones including the HTC Desire HD, Incredible S, ChaCha and Wildfire S.  HTC has also announced Sense 3.0 update for its smartphones, Desire HD and Incredible S.

HTC UK has confirmed the news that the Android 2.3.5  Gingerbread update for the above smartphones. HTC Turkey had posted a a news on their Facebook timeline and list of devices that would be getting the HTC Sense 3.0 UI and Android 2.3.5 Gingerbread update.

In addition to Gingerbread 2.3.5 will also get Sense UI 3.0. Improvement obtained from the update is to give a better camera functionality. Reportedly this updates will give slightly longer uptime, faster performance, improved task manager, no-root screen capture  and sleeker user interface.


HTC ChaCha has also been reported to get Android 2.3.5 update via OTA, which is known to have run in New Zealand. However HTC Sense on Chacha is still version 2.1.

So guys, If you are the owner of one of the above HTC smartphones then the Android Gingerbread 2.3.5 update is ready to head your way.

Updated List of Android Phones Getting Ice Cream Sandwich

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 7th 2011 - 1 Comment

As we all know that Google Android 4.0 operating system aka Android Ice Cream Sandwich is ready to be served to android phones and tablets around the world. Android Ice Cream Sandwitch has been receiving a lot of positive reviews due to its new features and upgraded design.


So if you are an Android owner and dreaming about ICS to get on your phone then I have good news for you guys, I got an updated list of devices that could avail of Android 4.0 or Android ICS, have a look;

List of Android Phones Getting Ice Cream Sandwich


All Eee Pad series including Asus EE Pad Slider and Asus Eee Pad Transformer will have an OS update and they will announce the  official date for updates later. Asus Transformer Prime will have Android 3.2 upon its release but updates for Android ICS will be available as soon as the code has been optimized, tested, and approved.


Acer’s Iconia Tab models will get an ICS upgrade by January, 2012. These models include Acer Iconia Tab A100, A101, A500, and A501.


HTC devices that are included in the upgrade are Amaze 4G, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Rezound, Sensation, Sensation XE, Sensation XL, and Vivid.


LG has announced that Android-based smartphones which includes Optimus 2X, Optimus 3D, Optimus Black, and the Optimus LTE.


The company announced that their Meizu M9 and Meizu MX model will have an upgrade to Android ICS “soon”.


For Motorola, Droid Razr and Razr will receive an Android 4.0 upgrade by next year. Other models including Motorola Droid Bionic, Motorola Xoom, Motorola Xoom Family Edition, and Motorola Xoom 2 will all get upgrades.


As for Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and Samsung Nexus S will receive an OS upgrade to Android ICS.

Sony Ericsson

According to the firm, all of Xperia-branded Android smartphones will have an upgrade to Android ICS. This means that the Xperia arc and arc S, Xperia Play, Xperia neo and neo V, Xperia mini and mini pro, Xperia pro, Xperia active, and Xperia ray will all run with Android 4.0.

You can check out the full list of devices getting android Ice cream sandwich updates.