Ice Cream Sandwich

While Toshiba's tablets so far haven't been necessarily bad, like most Android tablets they just haven't really set the world on fire. The only breakthroughs in this market seem to have been ASUS with their Transformers and Amazon's Kindle Fire with its hyper-aggressive pricetag; frankly, the iPad's market stranglehold is a tough nut to crack. That's why I like seeing what Toshiba's up to; most people don't notice when they experiment, but with their Excite line they definitely seem to be doing just that. Toshiba produced the only 13.3" tablet at the top of the Excite line, but in the smallest form factor, the 7.7", they've gone a different route. The Excite 7.7 eschews the IPS panels most commonly found on tablets in favor of...

Sneak Peek at Future Toshiba Tablets

Ahead of CES, Toshiba revealed their Thrive successor, the Excite X10. This 7.7 mm thick slate would feature a 10.1" 1280x800 Gorilla Glass display and run Android 3.2 (and...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/12/2012

Transformer Prime Gets 4.0.3 (ICS) Update

A couple of days earlier than originally expected, ASUS pushed out an update to its Transformer Prime bringing the tablet up to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I brought...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

More Lenovo Krait Tablet Details: $399 Price Target

We had another opportunity to handle the Lenovo S2110, the first commercial Krait tablet we've seen and had a chance to talk with the product team in a bit...

2 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

Lenovo At CES: Android TV and First Krait Tablet

In 2011, Lenovo made a cursory effort to grab some of the consumer Android tablet space with the 7" K1, and a slightly more concerted effort to grab the...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/9/2012

Acer Unveils the Thinnest Ultrabook, a 15" Ultrabook, a 1080p Tablet and AcerCloud

It technically doesn't start for another day, but CES is in full swing in Las Vegas. As part of the fun, Acer is bringing us the thinnest Ultrabook yet...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/8/2012

ASUS to Issue Bootloader Unlock Tool for Transformer Prime, ICS Update Due January 12

In response to criticism from the modding and open-source communities, ASUS announced today that it would be issuing a bootloader unlock tool for its new Eee Pad Transformer Prime...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Gets ICS-based CyanogenMod 9 Build

Work on CyanogenMod 9 continues: yesterday saw the release of an experimental development build for the Samsung Galaxy Note, the first port of the new Ice Cream Sandwich-based OS...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

LG Lays Out Android 4.0 Timeline

Another week, another release regarding Ice Cream Sandwich by another manufacturer. This week, LG announces their first group of phones will be updated sometime in Q2 of 2012. This...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/28/2011

Samsung Promises Ice Cream Sandwich By 1Q12 For SGSII & Galaxy Note

In a post on Samsung Tomorrow, Samsung Electronics announced that they would begin rolling out Ice Cream Sandwich to the Galaxy S II variants and Galaxy Note by the...

20 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/20/2011

Adobe Updates Flash 11.1 to support Android 4.0

Adobe has made good on its promises today by updating its Flash for Android client to support Android 4.0. The update brings Flash to 11.1.112.60 and doesn't change functionality...

8 by Brian Klug on 12/15/2011

Sony Ericsson Releases Ice Cream Sandwich Alpha Build For Select Xperia Models

It's not even beta, but this is one of the first official releases of an Ice Cream Sandwich ROM from a manufacturer to arrive. Sony Ericsson, which famously took...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/15/2011

Snapdragon S4 Developer Tablet Updated to Android 4.0.1

We've seen Qualcomm's development platforms before, first with their dual-core MSM8660 platform, and most recently with the MSM8960 platform. Last month, on The Engadget Show, Qualcomm revealed that, in...

4 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/14/2011

Ice Cream Sandwich Previewed on the Archos G9

When we posted about the launch of the Archos G9 Turbo, we mentioned that Archos was aiming for a Q1 2012 release date for the G9's Ice Cream Sandwich...

5 by Vivek Gowri on 12/12/2011

Sony Ericsson and Motorola Detail Android 4.0 Upgrade Path

We've talked in the past about how OEMs take the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) and use it to build software tailored for devices in the context of x86...

22 by Brian Klug on 12/7/2011

CyanogenMod 9 Should Support Most CM7-Compatible Devices

In an update on the CyanogenMod blog today, Cyanogen gave us our first details on device support for the forthcoming Ice Cream Sandwich-based CyanogenMod 9: the first SoCs supported...

11 by Andrew Cunningham on 12/2/2011

Archos G9 Turbos On Sale Next Week, OMAP 4460-based G9 At CES (Updated)

The saga of the Archos G9 tablets, once dubbed the world's fastest, has been a little drawn out. Archos originally intended to have 1.5 GHz variants out by this...

9 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/2/2011

NVIDIA Demos Ice Cream Sandwich Running on ASUS Transformer Prime

Two days after the public release of Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich), NVIDIA had it up and running on ASUS' announced but not-yet-released Eee Pad Transformer Prime. NVIDIA sent...

8 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/22/2011

Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich: Initial Performance Analysis

The road to Google's Galaxy Nexus and Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is finally nearing its destination. As of yesterday, the Samsung made Galaxy Nexus went on sale in...

70 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/18/2011

Work Begins on CyanogenMod 9, ETA in January

Following the release of Ice Cream Sandwich's source code, Cyanogen announced via Twitter that work had begun on CyanogenMod 9, the Ice Cream Sandwich-based version of the popular community-developed...

14 by Andrew Cunningham on 11/16/2011

Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Coming to AOSP

Jean-Baptiste Queru, a software engineer working on the Android Open Source Project (AOSP), just confirmed that Android 4.0.1 source is now available. This is the version of Android that...

9 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 11/14/2011

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