LG announces the schedule and devices to receive the Android Ice Cream Sandwich update.
First it was Samsung, followed by Sony Ericsson and now LG to announce the devices that will upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich and the approximate period of the happy event. Apparently, the last two somehow synchronize when it comes to upgrading to ICS as LG estimates to begin the update in the second quarter of 2012.
The owners of LG Optimus LTE, elegant Prada phone by LG 3.0, LG Optimus 2X, LG Optimus Sol, LG myTouch Q and LG Eclipse will be the first to enjoy the Android Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of 2012. Then,in the third quarter is the turn of LG Optimus 3D, LG Optimus Black, LG Optimus Big, LG Optimus Q2 and LG Optimus EX.
Now, we don’t know for sure when the update will happen as LG says “the exact dates can vary by market, as each country can have different requirements depending on the carrier and the smartphone model“. But I’m sure the company will tell us details at the right moment.
Motorola has a nice gift for Brazil as the company is launching the dual-SIM Motorola Fire on the market.
We’ve be talking a lot about dual-SIM phones these days, but now we have a new baby in the center of attention, that is the Motorola Fire. Apparently, Motorola has decided to launch the dual-SIM smartphone on the Brazilian market but we have no clue if we will find it in other countries as well. I guess all we have to do is wait and see what is Motorola’s plan.
Anyway, let’s focus a bit on the handset. Firstly, it is a Gingerbread phone with a 2.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen having a 240×320 resolution, a 3MP camera with 2048×1536 resolution and a 600MHz processor. Don’t expect an internal memory but the external memory is available, up to 32GB, using a microSD card slot.
The phone also features an accelerometer, a proximity sensor, microUSB slot v2.0, Bluetooth v2.1, GPS with A-GPS support, 3G connectivity and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, a 3.5mm audio jack and a 1400mAh battery. Last but not least, as I was saying earlier, it has two SIM card slots.
Nowadays, when everyone is thinking about high-performance processors, cameras with impeccable quality or huge internal memory and other features, some producers, such as Motorola, also take into consideration the need of devices with dual-SIM capability.
Sony Ericsson still has good news for us as the list of devices which receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update is extended with Tablet S and Tablet P.
A few days ago, we were telling you about the first devices from Sony Ericsson that will receive the ICS update starting with March or April 2012. Now, the company extended that list with another two tablets: Tablet P and Tablet S.
However, we do not have the exact date of the update, but Sony promised we will have the details at the right moment.
I don’t know how many of you remember the Tablet P and Tablet S, so I’m just going to refresh your memory. Tablet S features a 9.4-inch screen with a resolution of 1280*800 pixels, 1GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be extended up to 32GB. Also, the tablet comes with a 5MP camera and rear VGA.
Tablet P brings a dual LCD touch screen with 5.5-inch size, 4GB of internal memory that can be extended up to 32GB with the help of a microSD card. It supports Wi-Fi but also 3G. The advantage of the dual screen is that on one you can watch a video while on the other you check your mail. In other words, it gives you the possibility to do different things simultaneously.
China is in for a treat as Samsung Galaxy S II DUOS just landed and up ’till now it seems it will be the only place where we can find the new handset.
Right now, we have no idea how much it will cost or if we will actually see this smartphone in other countries, but we can only hope Samsung will give it a chance. Why am I saying that? Well, first I should tell you that it supports not only one but two SIM cards. So, it would actually be nice to see more such dual-SIM devices on the market.
It carries a dual-core 1.2GHz processor for high performance and 16GB of internal memory with the possibility of extension so that you can keep all your pictures,videos or favorite music, an astonishing 4.52-inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA display, two cameras – an 8MP camera and a 2MP camera on the front.
In addition, it has Wi-Fi connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0 and GPS facilities, a powerful 1.800 mAh battery and it supports China’s CDMA2000 and GSM bands.
I don’t know about you but if you ask me, it looks quite attractive for a high-end dual-SIM device.
Sprint has good news for all the HTC EVO View 4G owners as their handsets are now receiving the Honeycomb update.
If everyone is speaking about updates these days, why wouldn’t HTC EVO View 4G be one of the lucky devices? Therefore, the tablet from Sprint is now upgrading to Honeycomb 3.2. If you are anxious to see if it is already available for you, go to Settings > System Updates > HTC Software Update > Check now.
However, let me tell you a bit about what this update is bringing. It seems that the Physical Hard keys are replaced with on screen Soft keys and there is a new Google search available on every page. The System Bar gives a quick access to notifications, status and soft navigation buttons are available at the bottom of the screen. The Notifications menu, on the other hand, has been moved to the bottom right corner of the screen, on the System Bar.
The Action Bar is the key to contextual, changing menus that are controlled by each application and it can be accessed by touching the Plus Sign icon at the top right of the screen. The update brings a new Google video chat and enhanced security including Sprint Data Link and 3LM. Also, the bug that kept Bluetooth from working in airplane mode is now fixed.
Sony Ericsson has announced future plans regarding the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates and devices that will receive it first.
The company has given details regarding the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update and revealed that the first to receive it are Xperia Arc S, Xperia Neo V and Xperia Ray. You won’t even have to wait too long for it as Sony Ericsson estimates it will all happen at the end of March or beginning of April 2012.
Xperia Arc, Xperia Play, Xperia neo, Xperia mini, mini Xperia pro and Xperia active are next in line to receive the ICS update. Again, this should happen at the end of April, beginning of May. In addition, around that time of the year Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman will upgrade to Android Ice Cream Sandwich. Apparently, Sony Ericsson have some big plans for us in 2012. They insist that all their current devices will get the Ice Cream Sandwich but for some it might take a while, meaning they won’t receive it until the middle of next year.
Now, there might be some delays caused for example by the mobile carriers’ testing of Sony Ericsson’s software to see if it is compatible with their networks, but I’m sure we can say for a fact that ICS update will be here in the first half of the year.
Samsung Galaxy Note dressed in white for South Korea!
Well, it seems in South Korea is going to be a white Christmas. I’m not talking about snow or anything, I’m talking about the white Galaxy Note which will be available.
I’m sure you already know what this baby has to offer but for those who don’t, let me bring you up to date: a 5.3-inch HD Super AMOLED Display with an 8MP camera, a dual-core 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi connectivity and a powerful 2500 mAh battery. The phone/tablet hybrid features the Android 2.3 Gingerbread Operating System.
Is it just me or white is the color of the season? At least for Samsung, it is!
Good news for all Samsung Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note users: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update will be available in the first quarter of 2012.
This is not a rumor, not a supposition, it is the real deal! Samsung announced that Samsung Galaxy Note and Samsung Galaxy S II will receive the update while other devices will soon follow.
“Samsung Electronics plan to provide the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for GALAXY devices. The platform update for GALAXY S II and GALAXY Note will start in the first quarter 2012, and other GALAXY devices will soon follow.”
Now, if they say it, it must be true! If you do not own a Galaxy S II or Galaxy Note, don’t panic! The other devices that will get the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update are the Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and 7.0 plus. Great way to start the year!
Word on the street is that Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 is heading to Verizon Wireless in US.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 carries a 7.7-inch Super AMOLED Plus Display with 1280×800 resolution, a dual-core 1.4GHz processor and 1GB of RAM. There are 3 versions as it concerns the internal memory and that is 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal storage.
Also, the Galaxy Tab 7.7 features a microSD card slot, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, A-GPS, a 3MP camera on the back with LED flash and auto-focus and 2MP camera for video chat on the front. In addition, the Android 3.2 Honeycomb is running the place.
There is no official detail regarding the release date or the price, but we’ll keep you posted if anything gets out.