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The Sony Xperia Z is the first Sony’s smartphone that runs Jelly Bean out of the box, Jelly Bean offers a stunning lockscreen that even lets you to swipe up or down anywhere on the screen to unlock the smartphone while you’re also able to change the background of the lockscreen using the default wallpaper on the photo through the album application. There are so many shortcuts for a quick access on the lockscreen like if you swipe the digital clock to right, it will access many music shortcuts and if you swipe left on the screen, it will launch the camera app to capture, it captures pictures upon swipe. However Sony has removed some notification on the lock screen such as new text message and emails.
When Ice Cream Sandwich was came into ground? Almost a year ago but some Android smartphones are still waiting to receive their ICS shares, some of them won’t get them but if you own HTC Thunderbolt, you’re luck. The wait is finally over now, HTC is now rolling out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich for LTE smartphone, that is first Verizon athlete.
HTC Thunderbolt Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update is being rolled out through OTA, the size is 395.6MB and it contains firmware version number 7.02.605.06. there are many new handy features to try now, first of all we should talk about is Sense 3.6, the update also brings lock screen notifications, face unlock, app folders, recent apps list, and more even you’re able to customize the launch bar.
There’s Verizon Remote Diagnostic tool in the update and some tweaks improves the performance, the most interesting changelog is removing of bloatware, HTC is removing some bloatware apps on the phone with this update that, of course, will give you more storage space.
Last year there was news that we would see Android-powered home devices such as refrigerator, oven, etc and on this CES Dacor (California home device manufacturer) has announced an Android-powered wall-oven. This is thirty-inch smart oven that is powered by a 7-inch screen (Discovery IQ controller), the smart oven runs Android operating system – Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Docor Discovery IQ Controller wall oven is packed with a bit powerful specs that are not really but enough to make you happy, Dacor is using Samsung S5PV210 1GHz processor to power up the smart oven and there’s also a 512MB RAM. The oven feature 16GB internal storage that can be upgraded to 48GB. The oven offers 7-inch display featuring 800×480 resolution and you can connect the oven to internet using a Wi-Fi connection.
After a long wait, AT&T and Samsung are now paying the attention on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9, they are now rolling out the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Galaxy 8.9 via Samsung KIES. The Galaxy Tab 8.9 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update, of course, brings many new features such as face unlock, better performance and more.
However if you can’t update your tablet via KIES, download and install the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update for Galaxy Tab 8.9 manually, this guide shows you how to install Android 4.0.4 ICS I957UCLK4 firmware on Galaxy Tab 8.9 manually.
At long last, the AT&T variant of Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is finally receiving the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich update through KIES, it’s not available through OTA though, it’s really a sad point because some people might not have Samsung KIES installed on their computer.
The Android 4.0.4 comes with some impressive features such as faster performance, faceunlock feature and more. If the Samsung KIES is installed on your computer and you’re itching to taste the Ice Cream Sandwich, connect your Galaxy Tab 8.9 to PC and the update should pop up that contains firmware version I957UCLK4 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. We demand from Samsung that roll out this Ice Cream Sandwich to OTA too.
After leaks and rumors, finally the wait is over now, the LG Optimus 2X is finally receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich internationally, not a while the phone received the Ice Cream Sandwich in Kean but now other user can also celebrate it, the Android 4.0.4-based v30a firmware for LG Optiormus 2X is available for download at LG’s PC update utility.
Of course, this long-awaited update should bring a lot of new features to your smartphone along with default features such as a bit faster performance, face-unlock, improved UI, resizable widgets, improved notification bar and more. This update will also allow you to run the latest Google apps such as Gmail, Google Calendar and Google Chrome.
Samsung has just released an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich XXALHB firmware for the Samsung Galaxy S Duos and available in Germany but non-German users can also install the firmware manually on their Galaxy S Duos via Odin.
Here’s step by step guide to learn how to upgrade Samsung Galaxy S Duos to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich via XXALHB official firmware via Odin.
Samsung has just rolled out I9100XWLPW firmware update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 in India that is still an Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich firmware not an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean as Samsung said that the Galaxy S2 will receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update soon in near future, which means we have to wait for some more months.
So pick your Galaxy S2 up and check for OTA notification to upgrade your Galaxy S2 to Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich I9100XWLPW firmware, but if you’re not Indian or can’t upgrade your phone via OTA, install the I9100XWLPW firmware on Galaxy S2 manually.
Are you having trouble in finding a cheap Android-powered gaming tablet for your child? Well! Here’s something interesting for you, a Wi-Fi-only Android-powered gaming device named MG has just been announced, MG isn’t well-known but the low price and impressive feature list will grab your attention. The gaming device comes with so many pre-installed games such as NBA Jam, need for Speed Hot Pursuit, Homerun Battle 2, and a handful of others and it features parental controls to play games easily, even it included $10 credit towards Google Play apps.
The Orange San Diego is first Intel powered Android smartphone in the Europe but the people still criticized the smartphone because it runs the older version of Android, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread, while the performance is very smooth as butter but not latest, the Gingerbread is Gingerbread, you can get ICS features on it such as the Face unlock and some other.
But now Intel has taken a step to make Orange San Diego users happy, Intel has started rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Orange San Diego smartphone and of course this is great. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot of features, it’s not latest Android version, but it’s better to have something than nothing, so pick up your Orange San Diego, go to Setting and check for OTA update to upgrade Orange San Diego to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich officially. Before you start installation through OTA, first make sure your phone is connected to a internet connection (you may use Wi-Fi connection) and it’s important to charge the battery because smartphone may gets turned off during the installation.
The CyanogenMod 9 for HTC Rezound is available now, it’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and brings a lot of customization to tweak your Android device, it’s AOSP ROM so it’ll give fully stock Android experience and thanks to senior XDA developer member GrayTheWolf who brings CyanogenMod 9 (CM9) to us unofficially for our HTC Rezound.
However, the ROM is still under development, so bugs can be expected such as MHL doesn’t work, in some apps the camera stretch photos, but if you want to taste AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich experience, don’t care about these minor bugs and give CyanogenMod 9 a try.
Motorola is rolling out the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for more and more Android devices, recently Motorola released the update for the Motorola Atrix 2 and now the update being roll out to Motorola Xyboard 10.1 and Motorola Xyboard 8.2, Motorola started the work from US.
The Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot of features to improve your productivity such as the face unlock, faster browser, video chat, Google Voice, and it adds a data usage tool to make sure you stay within your plan.
Intel hasn’t forget its first Android-powered smartphone Lava Xolo X900 yet, it was came with Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread and now Intel has just released the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Xolo X900, the update comes with impressive change log, take a look at below change log list:
- Face Unlock
- Customizable and resizable widgets
- Faster call app
- Ability to swipe for dismissing notifications, task and browser tabs
- Better Wi-Fi
- Improved battery life
- Improved camera app
- Faster Bar code scanning ability
- Better video game graphics
- Quick Office app
- Latest version of Google Play
- Redesigned Gallery app
- Improved browsing and text rendering
- Improved email app
- Zero shutter lag camera exposure
- Ability to capture photos while recording video
- Better rotatable screen
- Option to open camera app by unlocking the phone
- Roboto font (high resolution)
- Improved keyboard even you’re able to type with voice
- and more
0 8th October, 2012 BY Abdur Rehman
For those of you have just bought the new Xperia T and looking for a custom ROM to enhance the performance by adding some more tweaks, the CyanogenMod has been arrived, when you look for a better custom ROM for any Android device, the first name that mostly comes in mind is CyanogenMod. Thanks to recognized XDA developer member FXP, the developer haven’t brought just one CyanogenMod ROM build but three, the CyanogenMod 7.2, CyanogenMod 9.1 and CyanogenMod 10.
The Xperia T already runs the Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, so if you want to upgrade to the latest Android version 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, you can try the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean based CyanogenMod 10 build. The Jelly Bean adds many new features and brings a smooth performance to your Xperia T. Since these are initial releases, you might face bugs from them, however if you want experience the AOSP sweetness, must try one of them.
A most stable build of Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for the HTC Desire, a XDA developer member named pratheek1992 that just ported the AOKP build Milestone 6 to the HTC Desire that is based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. It’s pretty fast and stable for the daily drive.
The fame AOKP custom ROM has a lot of customizable features and custom apps that allow you to customize different aspects of interface, the ROM gives you full stock Ice Cream Sandwich experience and this port also includes the Samsung Galaxy S3 TouchWiz launcher and number of other useful features like the ROM Control, AOKP wallpapers, USB tether toggle, clock widgets, boot animation, and more, The Facebook sync has been removed from the ROM and some other bloatware also have been removed.
Almost every Android user trying to get Jelly Bean goodies, and those of you own a Sony Xperia Arc or Arc S can now enjoy many Jelly Bean features and apps, a senior XDA developer jader13254 has released a new custom ROM for the Xperia Arc and Arc S named “Xperia ICS & Jelly Bean Remix” that is packed with a lot of Jelly Bean apps and features, however it based on stock Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The latest official firmware for the Bell Samsung Galaxy S3 SGH-I747M is MVLALH1 that based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich and has been rolled out, it’s sill Ice Cream Sandwich, you have to wait for a bit longer for Jelly Bean, however leaks Jelly Bean OTA updates suggest that you’ll get it soon in near future.
Those of you can’t upgrade their Bell Galaxy S3 via OTA (over-the-air) can install it manually. The below guide will walk you through how to install official Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich MVLALH1 firmware on Bell Galaxy S3 SGH-i747M.
For those of you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 P7500 and waiting for official Ice Cream Sandwich update, here’s good news, official Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 XWLP5 firmware is now rolling out by Samsung.
Those of you can’t update the tablet via OTA official update or running a custom ROM and now want to update their tablet with official Ice Cream Sandwich update, can install the update manually on their tablet, here’s how to manually install Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update on Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, it’s just for Wi-Fi 3G variant model number P7500, so don’t try this update on any other variant.
One of best custom ROM AOKP, has been arrived for your HTC Rezound that based on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, it’s most customizable custom ROM available around the world, the ROM is packed with a lot of customizable features that allow you to customize different aspects of your device and also brings a fast performance, thanks to senior XDA developer member IAmTheOneTheyCallNeo.
The ROM is still being updated and currently contains some bugs like when you stream videos using Skype or Hangout (Gtalk), you may face force close errors.
It’s AOSP based ROM, which means, it will give you fully stock Android experience and it already has root access.
After a long wait, Apple has just launched the 6th-genration iPhone, that looks stunning and now getting attention all around the world, the sixth incarnation of the original iPhone, has to fight with Android devices and other mobile plate forms, but mostly people seems to compare Apple devices with Samsung devices and almost of you well about flagship smartphones of both companies, the Samsung Galaxy S3 and Apple iPhone 5, both are high-end smartphones of this age.
In recent times Apple claimed that Galaxy S3 is coping the iPhone, might be Apple did this to make a way for the iPhone 5 launch because the Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S3 has become a most popular smartphone.
Approximately before four months, Korean company showed off the Galaxy S3 and just within four months, I hasn’t saw any negative review about the Korean smartphone, recently a report came that the Samsung sold 20 million units worldwide that is really a biggest success but will iPhone5 break this record? To get the answer, the best way to judge which tech giant is better is comparison, that’s why, here at Android Egis, I’m going to compare both devices, it will show which one is better, Apple should now do better. However Apple has already sold 30 million units of previous iPhone in the first three months when it launched. Experts seems to expect that the new iPhone would make a best record but I can’t say anything about that, might I’m saying that because I prefer Galaxy S3. However the time will tell, iPhone can make a biggest selling record or not.
Of course, Samsung vs Apple rivalry is one of the best example that can come up with. Both companies make some of best smartphones you can find. I have divided the whole comparison, Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5, into different segments because it’s easier to understand and shows closer detail.