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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...

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade Confirmed for Samsung Galaxy S2

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

Finally! Samsung Galaxy S2 ICS updates on your way! Samsung has just released the final version of the upgrade to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) for the Samsung galaxy S2. The version is  I9100XXLPJ , it is a version for Europe (Open Europe). This official Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is...

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

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

CyanogenMod 9 Official Music App Released and Available for Android 4.0 Devices

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

Developer Andrew Neal wrote about CyanogenMod 9 Official Music App for Android is finalized now and available for download. The music player includes the main features of the Music application (default) of the mobile operating system Google Android, but with some advantages as well.

Note that this application is only compatible with mobile devices which running the version of Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Whether it’s in alpha, beta or final, the compatibility of the application remain the same: only compatible with Android ICS and nothing else. A music player that offers interesting new features and aesthetics a little further: changing themes, shake the motive to change music listening, and several quick access links with a few other features to discover.

The app comes with a degree of customization that you won’t find in any other Music app, or possibly, in any app. You can shop the Android Market for the currently playing song at the push of a button, share what track you’re listening to with all your social outlets, set your favorite song as ring tones, delete unwanted tracks, and search your music from anywhere in the app.

The application has been finalized and is now available for free download, and will soon be free on the platform of the Android Market from Google.

If you can’t wait to get your hands on the CyanogenMod 9 Official Music App then you can download the app directly at the source link below, or you can wait for it to appear on both Cyanogenmod 9 and the Android Market.

Download CyanogenMod 9 Official Music App