HTC Incredible S users can start spamming that “Software Update” button because Ice Cream Sandwich – in Android 4.0.4 guise – is now available for your device.
To get the update, go into “Settings” scroll all the way down to “About Phone” and then tap on “Software Update” to check for availability. As always, updates are released by batches, so the update may not be available immediately to you but keep on checking this couple of days. Enjoy!
Thanks @evofantasy for the tip!
|Android, HTC, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS|
|Android, Android 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, HTC, HTC Incredible S, HTC Incredible S Android 4.0, HTC Incredible S Android 4.0 update, HTC Incredible S Ice Cream Sandwich, HTC Incredible S Ice Cream Sandwich update, HTC Incredible S Malaysia, Ice Cream Sandwich update|
Update: It looks like a number of Galaxy tablets getting ICS in batches. Here’s the list that we know so far. If you own and of these devices, check for updates regularly and let us know once you get the update. Thanks!
GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G
|Android, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Samsung|
|Android, Android 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Android 4.0 update, Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Galaxy Tab 7.7 Android 4.0 update, Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung, Samsung Galaxy Tab, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 Malaysia|
Sony Xperia S users, your big day has finally arrived! Sony Mobile today announced that it has started releasing the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the device.
In addition to the new operating system, the update brings some new Sony Mobile applications as well (“WALKMAN”, “Album” and “Movies”).
From Sony Mobile’s official blog:
The “WALKMAN” application blends the best of signature Sony audio technology with social features; to discover the music your friends like and share personal favorites. Facebook integration gives you a visual way to interact with content – accessing album art, artist images and information, directly from Gracenote
The “Album” application brings new intuitive ways to sort and browse high quality photos and videos in blazing speed, as well as providing instant viewing, commenting and sharing of photos on Facebook and other online albums, leveraging the great camera capabilities of Xperia S
The “Movies” application streamlines the playback and viewing of movies in high quality audio and video, whilst using intelligent database search to grab movie posters and information for a richer experience
ICS for the Sony Xperia S is available now via OTA or via Sony’s device management software for the PC and Mac. For those of you who want to get the update via OTA, note that the file size is 200MB. While you can still update OTA on 3G, WiFi is you best option.
For a step-by-step run through on how to update you Xperia S, head over to after the jump.
|Android, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Sony, Video|
|Android, Android 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, Android Google, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, Ice Cream Sandwich, Ice Cream Sandwich update, Sony, Sony Mobile, Sony Xperia S, Sony Xperia S Android 4.0 update, Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich, Sony Xperia S Ice Cream Sandwich update, Sony Xperia S Malaysia|
The Sony Xperia S will be getting its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update sometime in end June. If you can’t wait to have a peek, Thailand based SonyXP.com has managed to get their hands on a Xperia S running on the latest Android 4.0.
The first thing you’ll notice is the lock screen how has a slide to camera, which gives you direct access to the camera mode. This seems redundant as one can easily access the camera through Fast Capture mode via dedicated camera button. As expected, some UI has been redesigned for ICS but it still retains the clean and sleek Sony look and feel. Other notable difference include a revamped media gallery and music player. Overall, there’s no drastic changes in terms of home screen and app listing, and that’s a good thing for consistent user experience.
Thanks @Khainiz94 for the alert!
Most Android smartphone owners are eager to get the latest OS updates for their device. HTC is no exception with its wide range of smartphones that come with decent specs that’s capable of running the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
With speculation and unofficial announcements flying around, HTC has published a full schedule which sets the record straight on their commitment to upgrade its current and past models. So far we have seen several models being upgraded including the HTC Sensation XE. The Android 4.0 upgrade comes with its HTC Sense 3.6.
Next in line will be the HTC Incredible S, EVO 3D, Desire S & Rhyme which is scheduled for June/July. Surprisingly, the granddaddy HTC Desire HD is still included with roll out expected in July-August.
Unfortunately not all devices are listed especially the lower end HTC Wildfire S, Chacha, Salsa and Explorer. Even their 7″ tablet HTC Flyer is not listed as well.
Head over to HTC’s blog to check out your device’s roll out timelines.
[ SOURCE ]
|Android, HTC, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS|
|Android, Android 4.0, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, HTC, HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire S Malaysia, HTC Evo 3D, HTC Incredible S, HTC Incredible S Malaysia, HTC Rhyme, HTC Sensation, HTC Sensation Ice Cream Sandwich update, HTC Sensation Malaysia, HTC Sensation XL, HTC Sensation XL Ice Cream Sandwich update, HTC Sensation XL Malaysia, Ice Cream Sandwich|
There Sony Mobile support forum guys had gotten a little mix up with their models and the Xperia S is only getting the OS upgrade in later part of Q2 which is somewhere end June/early July. Earlier they have mistakenly announced that the roll out is coming out in the next couple of weeks around end May/early June window. Apparently this wasn’t a delay as the roll out schedule has always been end Q2 2012.
However, here’s probably a good reason to wait out a little longer. It is said that the Xperia NX which is an equivalent to the Xperia S will be getting the very latest Android 4.0.4 of Ice Cream Sandwich. This would probably iron out more bugs and has better power management. If people are made to wait, hopefully it is really worth the wait.
NFC in smartphones is a very promising and exciting technology. Yet it’s unfortunate that the feature is not gaining a lot of traction here in Malaysia. In any case, more and more devices release this year will come equipped with NFC and like it or not, operators will have to pay attention and start offering compelling service propositions for consumers who are obviously ready and eager to adopt the technology.
While we wait for that faithful day when we can start using our NFC-equipped smartphones as cinema tickets or Touch n’ Go cards, here’s a comparison video we made comparing the rather rudimentary implementation of NFC on Android 2.3 Gingerbread with the more integrated approach in Ice Cream Sandwich through Android Beam.
What are your thoughts on NFC? We think local operators, banks and payment services are taking way too long to take advantage of this massive potential.
Sony Xperia S users that have been longing for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich may not need wait much longer. According to Sony Mobile, they are sticking to their late May/early June timeline to rollout ICS update to Xperia S users. This came as a forum member speculated that Sony would probably delay such roll out as late as July.
Currently Sony has already upgraded a number of 2011 Xperia handsets including the Xperia arc S, Xperia ray and Xperia neo V to the latest version. The remaining models including the original Xperia arc & Xperia play is expected to receive them in the next few months as well.
So far Sony has proven itself to be proactive in rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, which is a major improvement since their early Xperia X10 days. The rest of its 2012 Xperias such as the Xperia P, Xperia U and Xperia sola are expected to be upgraded soon.
The one year old LG Optimus 2X was the first Android dual-core smart phone to hit Malaysia. In terms of software, LG has been trying to keep its devices up to date with the latest version and so far it is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Earlier on, LG was expected to roll out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in Q2 this year. However based on the latest update, it looks like LG users might need to wait for another quarter in Q3 and we hope this is finally the real deal. Other devices expected to be upgraded include the Optimus Black, Optimus 3D & LG Prada.
Thanks @baliriot for the alert.
[ SOURCE ]
The update is currently being released across several countries but it is not considered as a global release just yet so users in Malaysia may or may not have received the update. If you’re an i900G owner, check Kies of any update notifications. If there is any please do let us know so that we can update this post. Thanks in advanced.
In the meantime, check out the new features you will enjoy with ICS on the Galaxy S II. Here’s a comparison between a Galaxy S II running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and a Galaxy S II running ICS.
Thanks @baliriot for the headsup!
|Android, Mobile Devices, Mobile OS, Samsung|
|Android, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update, i9100G, Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung, samsung galaxy, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0, Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 update, Samsung Galaxy S II i9100G, Samsung Galaxy S II i9100G ice cream sandwich update, Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich, Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update, Samsung Galaxy S II Malaysia, Update|