Punit Soni has only been the VP of Product at Motorola for a few weeks and already has taken to Google+ to interact personally with current customers to try to fix some of the company’s past mistakes. One of the topics he is actively involved in includes the DROID Bionic and the fact that it still has not received its Ice Cream Sandwich update. As you all know, Motorola previously promised to the world that the update would be here in “early Q3,” however, we are now days away from the end of Q3 and the update is no where in sight. (more…)
Over the weekend, we first reported that Samsung and Verizon had approved the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 LTE. Only one of our readers had received the update as of yesterday, but according to Big Red, it should be rolling out in phases to everyone.
Here are the highlights according to VZW:
The upgrade features the Browser Desktop View for Internet browsing and Data Usage widget, allowing users to monitor data usage. Ice Cream Sandwich also offers an updated Quick Panel for quick access to frequently used settings.
Additional Ice Cream Sandwich highlights include a redesigned gallery app with Photo Editor and Email Composer to send quick emails.
Did you receive this update yet? Does anyone own this tablet? (Only half kidding.)
Cheers Micah and Kerry!
Along with word that Verizon’s Galaxy S3 is about to receive its first update, we are pleased to announce that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 with 4G LTE on Big Red is also set to receive an update. How does Ice Cream Sandwich, sound? We know that many of you have been waiting patiently for this update, especially after seeing he WiFi version received it a couple of weeks ago.
The update brings you to Android 4.0.4, includes pinch-to-zoom from your home screen, Google Plus integration, an update Quick Panel, data monitoring, a redesigned gallery app with photo editor, all new camera capabilities, and WiFi direct support. It’s a big one, folks. (more…)
If you were a little upset when HTC missed their self-imposed deadline of August for the ICS upgrade for the Thunderbolt, we may have some good news for you. LiquidSmooth has pushed out another milestone update for their ROM bringing a lot of bug fixes and general ICS-goodness to the aging Thunderbolt.
If you are looking for an AOSP-based ROM for the Thunderbolt this will be right up your alley. The developers have kept everything clean and smooth while still offering customizations like navigation bar colors and lockscreen customization. The list of features this ROM goes on and on so if you want to beat HTC to the upgrade punch hit the source link below.
It’s the first week of the month, and that means that new Android distribution numbers are released. Hooray! Woohoo! <insert catchy Apple blog title about how many months it has been and ICS is only at 20%>.
In all semi-seriousness, we did see a jump of 5% for Ice Cream Sandwich from 15.8% to 20.8%, thanks to devices receiving updates across a number of carriers. Jelly Bean also jumped, though slightly to 1.2% (from 0.8%). Gingerbread, as you can imagine, started to decrease as phones made the jump from Android 2.3 to 4.0. And yeah, that’s pretty much that.
This shouldn’t surprise you reading after HTC’s acknowledgement that they had missed their own deadline for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich to the Thunderbolt, but we wanted to make sure Incredible 2 owners were also kept in the loop. And for those few Inc 2 readers that have yet to upgrade to the next big thing, you will be waiting longer for Android 4.0. On Friday, HTC also made it known that they are actively working with Verizon to get ICS out to the Incredible 2. They will notify us as soon as they are nearing completion.
Good news, HTC Rezound owners. The kernel source for the latest Ice Cream Sandwich update, build 3.14.605.12, the one you received on your devices at the end of July, has been released! This certainly should help in development going forward. For those that aren’t developers, well, this probably doesn’t matter much to you until a developer does something with it.
Cheers Po1soNNN and Doktor!
This morning, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 were waking up to a pleasant surprise. Ice Cream Sandwich! Back in June, Samsung mentioned that Ice Cream Sandwich would be coming to their Galaxy Tab line, but it’s almost September and it’s finally here for the 8.9 variant. Better late than never I suppose.
Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners, you get your update yet?
Cheers everyone who sent this in!