Google in their Galaxy Nexus launch event couple of weeks back also introduced their latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Samsung confirmed that Galaxy S II will get ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich OS) update but it will take time. Few deys back ICS code went public and we saw many ports for Nexus S, Galaxy S and Nexus one.
Friday, November 18, 2011
Hardly the most unpredictable news in the world, but Samsung has now officially confirmed that the Galaxy S II will be receiving an upgrade to the next big version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich.
Since before the launch of Amazon's Kindle Fire, the Android community has been atwitter, planning to break through the shopping giant's custom Android variant to achieve a true Android experience. Coming one step closer to that, BriefMobile has provided detailed instructions on how to get the Android Market running on Amazon's affordable 7" slate.
Samsung has modified its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Germany in an attempt to avoid potential issues with design rights infringement, reports Florian Mueller of FOSS Patents. The new version, the Galaxy Tab 10.1N, has a new bezel design that wraps around to the front of the device more aggressively.
Google's Android operating system is pretty much everywhere you go in the smartphone and tablet world with a large number of devices from many different manufacturers. This week The Verge reported that during Google's press event (where it revealed its Google Music service), the company announced that the number of Android-based device has jumped up considerably in just a few months. In May Google said that "just" 100 million Android devices had been activated worldwide. Today that number has doubled with over 200 million Android devices now officially activated.
This week, Google dropped the "beta" moniker off Google Music, and with that, it's announced a music store baked into Android Market, much like it has previously done with books. Google Music is available to anyone in the US, no invitation required, and has the ability to upload up to 20,000 songs to the cloud for free. There will be an app for Windows, Mac, and Linux devices that'll help you upload songs to your locker. Those can be streamed via the cloud or alternatively you'll be able to "pin" songs for offline listening.
CyanogenMod is without a doubt the most popular and prolific of the myriad custom Android ROMs, and now that the Ice Cream Sandwich source code is available, the team is hard at work on an Android 4.0 version. Cyanogen and his teammates only work with AOSP code, so they haven’t bothered with the various SDK ports that have popped up recently. Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirmed that work has begun in his Twitter feed.
Google has launched a pilot program that will let owners of Google+ Pages manage their accounts via third-party apps such as HootSuite, Involver and Buddy Media.
If you thought Micro-SIM is the new thing in the technology world, then we have news. Even as the micro-SIM is just up and running in some Apple, Nokia and Motorola devices, there is a newer kid on the block.
Nokia showed off a prototype for a smartphone case that could be twisted and flexed by the user last month at its Nokia World press event last month in London. Now a new video has popped up on YouTube that greatly expands on that kind of a smartphone concept. The video calls it HumanForm, and it shows some features that we haven't even seen in the best science fiction movies.
If a German court should rule Apple violates Motorola Mobility’s patent on synchronizing email accounts, the company says its stands to lose a lot of money — money that Motorola would then be on the hook for should the injunction later be overturned.