Tag archive for ‘Android Ice Cream Sandwitch’

Get The Most out of Your Android Device

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Mar 29th 2012 - No Comments

Having an Android device can be beneficial, but it can also be overwhelming. These devices are capable of so many different functions that most owners don’t even use them to their full potential. And you don’t want to pay for the service of an Android without reaping in all the benefits. The following tips will help you get...

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...

LG X3: A New Quad-Core Android Smartphone On The Run!

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jan 21st 2012 - No Comments

If 2011 was the year of dual-core processors, 2012 will probably be the year of quad-cores. The race for power will never stop in the world of mobility. This growth shows that the sector is far from being at an impasse, but produces a very rapid obsolescence of the terminals. In 2011, the LG Optimus 2X was the first smartphone to have a dual-core processor: nVidia Tegra on 2. This year, the manufacturer could repeat the same thing, but with quad-core and the Tegra 3 via the LG X3.

Leaked Images of LG X3

LG X3 succumbed to the trend by offering an ever larger screen,  a 4.7-inch 720p display, an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 1.3-megapixel forward-facing camera, 16 GB of built-in storage, and a MicroSD slot. The phone measures less than 0.35 inches thick, according to the leaked details.

Great news: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) will be directly integrated. The manufacturer is a real bad boy in the field (the Optimus 2x received its upgrade to Gingerbread more than six months after its release!). In terms of design, it is noted that LG chose to retain its tactile keys. In terms of connectivity, we’re talking about up to 21 Mbps HSPA, LTE for the regions concerned, WiFi b / g / n and Bluetooth 4.0. The battery should be fairly comfortable with its 2000 mAh. Like the Galaxy Nexus, it could serve as a NFC transmitter.

A priori, this model should be announced next month at the Mobile World Congress, for release in spring or summer. This smartphone is in competition with the future Samsung Galaxy S III or HTC Edge / Endeavor. Expect the LG X3, by the end of Q2 this year.

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

ICS Browser Plus For Android Ice Cream Sandwich Review

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Jan 9th 2012 - No Comments

You are aware that some essential features are missing in the web browser of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Therefore,  ICS Browser Plus is designed, it’s the improved alternative to the mobile web browser.

ICS Browser Plus takes an aesthetic identical to the mobile web browser by default, however, it fills some features that were missing in the past. Based on the ICS browser, this browser version adds some handy extra functions. For now only three extra function are added, listed below :

  • Option to get extra quick controls.
  • Possibility to set the User Agent string.
  • Option to use volume keys for scrolling.

More functions will be added a long the way.  To activate the extra quick controls, go to settings -> labs and to set the User Agent String and/or enabling the volume keys for scrolling, go to settings -> advancedICS browser plus is compatible with Android 4.0 and the application Size 3.2 MB.

Download ICS Browser Plus

Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note to get Ice Cream Sandwich in Early 2012

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 21st 2011 - 3 Comments

Samsung Mobile have recently reported that the long awaited Android 4.0 update for Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note would be coming in the first quarter of 2012 which is now about to begin.

The first lucky smartphones to receive the Android 4.0 update, would be the flagship of Samsung Galaxy S II and Note. As confirmed by the manufacturer, these smartphones would be the first to receive Ice cream sandwich officially in the first quarter of 2012.

As per Samsung Mobile official Facebook page :

We know you have been waiting and we’re thrilled today to announce that we’ll start serving Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to GALAXY Note and GALAXY S II in the first quarter of 2012.

Next in line are the Samsung Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. Further details regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich updates for Galaxy smartphones and tablets are to be announced soon.

That’s all the information Samsung has given by their official facebook page but noted that separate announcements on details of the OS update will be made soon via Facebook and Twitter. Now we have to wait another long-awaited update, but at least now we have a date and confirmation from Samsung.

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.

Android 4.0 On the Nokia N900

by VISHAL GAIKAR - on Dec 3rd 2011 - No Comments

Yeah, you heard it right, this time NITDroid, managed to put Android 4.0 on the Nokia N900. A team named NITDroid Project has set a target to run Android 4.0 Ice cream sandwitch on Nokia internet tablets. Here’s the Nokia N900 just pass them between the fingers, they managed to run Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich on this device. To recap, the Nokia N900 running Maemo 5 initially – it’s a  mini computer with phone features.

Drunkdebugger says that the hack is in “pre-pre-alpha”, so it’s probably not something you’ll want to try just yet. Check out the following video for more details;

With this port of Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nokia N900, developer Alexey Roslyakov has brought the NITDroid Project one step closer to its goal of running updated Android on all Nokia Internet Tablets. As all other previous hacks, the group NITDroid is responsible for the Android 4.0 port.