Android ICS certainly isn't Google's freshest mobile software flavor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Frankly I'd rather have the nimbler handling and trove of new abilities JB brings to the table. … Read more
Have you ever noticed after installing an app on your Android device, the icon for that app is already on your home screen? Sure it can come in handy, but it also can be pretty annoying. Nicole Cozma showed us how to disable this annoying feature on Honeycomb tablets a while back, and now I'm going to show you how to disable it on other Android devices.
Disabling the auto-add widgets (or shortcuts) feature is easy.Launch the Google Play Store on your Android device. Tap on Menu and then Settings. Uncheck the box next to "auto-add widgets.&… Read more
Sprint today announced that the Samsung Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch (what a mouthful!) is ready for its Android 4.0 update.
A post on the carrier's official message board provides the build number and basic details for the Ice Cream Sandwich update, indicating that it will run from July 12 to July 20. Unlike AT&T's recent update for the Galaxy S II, users will not be required to download or install Kies Upgrade Program.
Typically, carriers wait until the last minute before going public with update announcements, so I suspect that things have already … Read more
Calling it a tablet may be a bit of a stretch, but that's the ad copy a Japanese company is using on a new 21.5-inch Android device.
"A 21.5-inch Android tablet comes to market!" -- is how Japan-based Kouziro is advertising a new touch panel display that runs Android 4.0 on top of a Texas Instruments OMAP dual-core 1GHZ processor.
The "Frontier" branded FT103 sports a 21.5-inch 1,920x1,080 touch display, 1GB of memory, 8GB of storage, webcam, Wi-Fi, and HDMI, microUSB, and microSD ports. … Read more
Motorola Mobility today announced a pair of new Android-powered smartphones set to arrive in Canada in the coming weeks.
Both the Atrix HD LTE and Razr V are expected to run Android 4.0, feature Kevlar fiber protection, and offer similar form factors. While they might look similar on the surface, there are a number of differences tucked under their hoods.
First up is the Motorola Razr V, the latest in the remarkably thin Droid Razr series, and the most powerful thus far. Details include a 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.2Ghz dual-core processor, 8-megapixel camera (1080p HD video recording), … Read more
The Skyrocket, which boasts a 4.5-inch screen, a dual-core processor, and an 8-megapixel camera, was one of AT&T's first LTE-ready handsets. The even larger Galaxy Note, a 5.3-inch behemoth with a stylus, is a more recent, yet somewhat quirky, addition to the Galaxy S II line.
AT&T will start upgrading its Samsung Galaxy Note to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tomorrow, and CNET got an advance look.
After a week with the updated phone, I can say that existing owners will be pleased with the boost from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich. The OS won't look very different; in fact, a glance at the home screen is indistinguishable from the view on Gingerbread (a shame.) However, press down on the home button and your recent tabs appear, press the Galaxy Note against another NFC phone to engage Android Beam, and hop into … Read more
Those of you looking to buy a new Samsung Galaxy S3 online from Verizon Wireless will have to wait a couple of extra days.
However, preorders still seem to be on track, according to Engadget, which reports that some of its readers have already received the phone or at least been notified that it's shipping.
Samsung Electronics today announced the Galaxy Chat, an Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone designed with socialites in mind. Initially available in Spain later this month, the handset will expand to Europe, Latin America, Middle East, China, Southeast Asia, and Southwest Asia over the coming months.
The Galaxy Chat sports an uncommon design, which includes a portrait QWERTY keyboard set below a 3-inch QVGA display. The official announcement does not indicate the processor speed or manufacturer, nor does it list how much memory the phone offers.
But considering the known details and Samsung's claim that it will be … Read more
The Android tablet wars gained two new combatants today when Skytex Technology announced a pair of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich devices for release later in July. Priced lower than most products in their class, the tablets might have been much more appealing if only they arrived a few months earlier.
On the lower end of the spectrum, the Skypad Gemini is a 7-inch tablet with a $179 price tag and your standard fare of Android features. Inside are a 1.2GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Like nearly every other … Read more