Ice Cream Sandwich archive

  • SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S II last to get Ice Cream Sandwich
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    SIM-free Samsung Galaxy S II last to get Ice Cream Sandwich

    By 4 April 2012

    Samsung has confirmed that the last group of Samsung Galaxy S II owners to get the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update will be those who bought their devices SIM free. The explanation given by the manufacturer is that it has to wait until all of the...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 delayed
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 delayed

    By 4 April 2012

    The more keen-eyed Samsung fans might have spotted that neither the 10.1 nor the 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 Android tablets was released in March, as previously promised by the company. We were officially told that they would be out last month and then...

  • HTC Sense 3.6 vs Sense 4.0: What's the difference?
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    HTC Sense 3.6 vs Sense 4.0: What's the difference?

    By 2 April 2012

    HTC Sense 4.0 is the latest version of HTC's user interface, layered over the top of Android 4. It lands on the HTC One series, as seen the HTC One X reviewed here. Sense 3.6, on the other hand, is something of a halfway house between "old Sense" and...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II on Three gets Ice Cream Sandwich
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    Samsung Galaxy S II on Three gets Ice Cream Sandwich

    By 20 March 2012

    Samsung Galaxy S II owners who are signed up to Three can now update their phones to Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). The network provider has made the new operating system available via Samsung Kies. Samsung had previously announced that the software...

  • HTC Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out begins - hits Sensation and Sensation XE
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    HTC Ice Cream Sandwich update roll-out begins - hits Sensation and Sensation XE

    By 14 March 2012

    Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) has now started to roll out the HTC Sensation and HTC Sensation XE, with upgrades becoming more widely available over the next couple of weeks. Next on the agenda will be the HTC Sensation 4G (in the US) and the HTC Sensation...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts, UK gets it from 19 March
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    Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update starts, UK gets it from 19 March

    By 13 March 2012

    Samsung has started rolling out its Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for its hugely popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. "The upgrade will begin in European countries including Poland, Hungary, Sweden, as well as Korea today and gradually roll...

  • Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Toshiba AT200... stays Carphone Warehouse exclusive
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    Ice Cream Sandwich coming to Toshiba AT200... stays Carphone Warehouse exclusive

    By 8 March 2012

    Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to Toshiba AT200 tablets at some point in 2012, Pocket-lint has learnt. However, the company can't yet give a release date for the software update. "We don’t have a date for Ice Cream Sandwich at present,...

  • Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March
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    Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich update landing 15 March

    By 5 March 2012

    While the world waits with bated breath for the arrival of the next shining knight of the Samsung Galaxy by way of the S III, let's not forget that Sammy's current flagship - the Samsung Galaxy S II - is still a massively popular handset that recently...

  • Hands-on: HTC Sensation XE Ice Cream Sandwich review
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    Hands-on: HTC Sensation XE Ice Cream Sandwich review

    By 3 March 2012

    We've got our hands on the HTC Sensation XE Ice Cream Sandwich update that rolls in Android 4 and Sense 3.6. This isn't a leaked ROM, it's the bona fide FOTA update from HTC, going out in a select preview programme to a lucky few.  HTC has told us that...

  • Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on
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    Coolpad 7990 pictures and hands-on

    By 2 March 2012

    Over on the vainglorious Android booth at MWC there was an absolute plethora of Google-based devices to play with, including all of the big launches from the show. But it wasn't the usual suspects that caught Pocket-lint's eye. We couldn't help but notice...

  • Hands-on: HTC One S review
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    Hands-on: HTC One S review

    By 1 March 2012

    The HTC One S might not be the flagship in the new HTC One range, but that doesn't mean it's something that should be overlooked. Just announced, we had the chance to play with the new phone before its launch and at the launch event at Mobile World Congress...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A700 UK release confirmed for June
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    Acer Iconia Tab A700 UK release confirmed for June

    By 1 March 2012

    The Acer Iconia A700 will be coming to the UK in June, Acer has confirmed to Pocket-lint.  The new Ice Cream-touting Android tablet, first shown at CES in Las Vegas in January, will sport a Tegra 3 quad-core processor and have similar specs to the newly...

  • Acer Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition pictures and hands-on
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    Acer Iconia Tab A510 Olympic Edition pictures and hands-on

    By 1 March 2012

    Acer will launch an Olympic branded Acer Iconia Tab A510 in the UK to celebrate the company's involvement in the London 2012 Olympic Games. The new tablet, that will spearhead a range of Olympic devices including notebooks, will be available in the UK...

  • Which MWC 2012 devices launch with Ice Cream Sandwich?
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    Which MWC 2012 devices launch with Ice Cream Sandwich?

    By 29 February 2012

    What use is having a smartphone if you can't say it's the smartest? Sure some of you aren't hugely fussed about hardware, but when it comes to Android, we know that having the latest version of the operating system is key. That means having Ice Cream...

  • Panasonic Eluga Power pictures and hands-on
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    Panasonic Eluga Power pictures and hands-on

    By 29 February 2012

    Minimal and smart, the Panasonic Eluga Power is without a shadow of a doubt one of the most impressive mobile phones we got our hands on at Mobile World Congress 2012. The second in a quick succession of mobiles in what is a first foray into the European...

  • Asus Transformer Pad Infinity pictures and hands-on
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    Asus Transformer Pad Infinity pictures and hands-on

    By 27 February 2012

    The Asus Transformer Pad Infinity has just been announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and Pocket-lint was on hand at the launch to check out the new Android-powered tablet. Sitting at the top of the new Transformer Prime pile, the Transformer...

  • ZTE expands in Android: PF112 HD, Kis, Acqua announced
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    ZTE expands in Android: PF112 HD, Kis, Acqua announced

    By 27 February 2012

    ZTE has announced an onslaught of Android devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. While the ZTE Era and the ZTE Mimosa X take the top spots, the company has also launched entry and mid-range devices, including the ZTE PF112 HD, ZTE Kis, and ZTE...

  • Panasonic Eluga Power: Its second Android smartphone
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    Panasonic Eluga Power: Its second Android smartphone

    By 27 February 2012

    Panasonic has announced a second, more premium, smartphone at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Monday. The Panasonic Eluga Power will feature a 5-inch LCD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720, a dual-core Qualcomm S4 1.5GHz processor and run Android...

  • HTC One X pictures and hands-on
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    HTC One X pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2012

    The HTC One X is HTC's new flagship Android smartphone. Just announced, we had the chance to play with the phones before launch and at the launch event at Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona, to bring you a quick review of the new superphone. In the...

  • HTC One X: quad-core, 4.7-inch Android confirmed
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    HTC One X: quad-core, 4.7-inch Android confirmed

    By 26 February 2012

    HTC has now formally announced the launch of the HTC One X, its new flagship Android handset. HTC's CEO Peter Chou said that the new phone will be "the one phone you will need, the one camera you will need". The HTC One X features a huge 4.7-inch, 1280...

  • The HTC One family and Sense 4.0: Welcome to a new HTC
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    The HTC One family and Sense 4.0: Welcome to a new HTC

    By 26 February 2012

    HTC has outlined its new phones for 2012, hoping to revitalise and rediscover its success with what it is calling a new HTC. "We are young, but even in our short life the market has changed dramatically," James Atkins, head of UK marketing at HTC, told...

  • LG Optimus 4X HD pictures and hands-on
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    LG Optimus 4X HD pictures and hands-on

    By 26 February 2012

    LG's new flagship handset is the LG Optimus 4X HD and we've managed to grab a quick hands-on with the new super-phone ahead of a full review nearer the official launch in the UK. It is fast. That's the short verdict of the new Ice Cream Sandwich-powered...

  • Huawei Ascend D quad claims to be world's fastest smartphone
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    Huawei Ascend D quad claims to be world's fastest smartphone

    By 26 February 2012

    Huawei has come out all guns blazing at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, kicking off proceedings by announcing the Huawei Ascend D quad. As the name suggests, it's a quad-core handset, running on Huawei's own K3V2 processor, clocked at 1.2/1.5GHz....

  • ViewSonic E70, G70, E100, and P100 tablets detailed, Ice Cream Sandwich now starts at £129
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    ViewSonic E70, G70, E100, and P100 tablets detailed, Ice Cream Sandwich now starts at £129

    By 26 February 2012

    ViewSonic on Sunday launched four new tablets - including the incredibly priced £129 ViewPad E70 - at this year’s Mobile World Congress, offering the world of Android on a big screen on the cheap.  Starting off the latest range of new tablets is the...

  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 breaks cover at MWC
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    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 breaks cover at MWC

    By 26 February 2012

    Samsung has added a 10.1-inch model to its new Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 series on Sunday at Mobile World Congress. The new model, follows the Galaxy Tab 2 7-inch model launched a couple of weeks ago and will be available in the UK from March onwards. The...