Runbo X3, The Rambo of smartphones

With a similar-sounding name to John Rambo, the Chinese-made Runbo X3 is one tough and rugged Android phone. Sporting a look that is more walkie-talkie than phone, Runbo X3 is encased in a waterproof case with IP67 rating, which should make it water resistant for up to three feet and protect the internal components from dust. It also sports walkie-talkie feature that is functional for up to 6 miles away […]


Android 4.x Finally Overtakes Android 2.3 Gingerbread

It seems that it wasn’t too long ago that Android 2.3 (and its subsequent variants) was the dominant Android operating system, but according to recent statistics (via Android Developers), Android 4.x has finally caught up. While Android 2.3 Gingerbread is still sitting at a whopping 44.2%, Android 4.x and its versions collectively represent 45.1% of active use, beating out Gingerbread 2.3 by a very narrow margin. Even better news is […]


Android 2.3 Gingerbread still on the majority of devices accessing the Google Play store, Android 4.0 ICS comes in second

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for nearly a year now but it seems that its predecessor, Gingerbread 2.3, is still the operating system dominating the Android scene, at least according to recent stats from the Google Play store. As you can see in the graph and table above, Gingerbread currently represents a whopping 60.6% of Android devices that have accessed the Google Play store, while Ice Cream […]


HTC EVO 3D receives Android 4.0 update in EMEA, Sprint’s update imminent?

Heads up HTC EVO 3D users, it looks like the Android 4.0 update for your phone has started to roll out. Unfortunately it appears that this rollout is only targeted at the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) regions, so if you’re living outside those regions, you’re probably out of luck at least for now. Oddly enough Sprint’s version of the update is still missing, despite being promised for a […]


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Motorola RAZR Maxx with Android 4.0/ICS Update

Verizon has started to update a small number of Motorola RAZR Maxx phones and this is one of them. If you’re not familiar with this handset, you can go read our full review of the Motorola RAZR Maxx, but for now, we’ll go over some of the best new features that Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich (or ICS) brings to this device, along with some improvements from Motorola itself. […]


Google’s Android 4.0 wins the Gold Prize at the Parsons’ 2012 User Experience Awards

It seems that when it comes to their favorite Android version, Google thinks that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich could be a crowd favorite. So much so that they submitted the design at the Parsons School of Design’s User Experience 2012 award, and it turns out that the majority seem to agree which is why Google has walked away with the Gold Prize for the best platform experience! If you’re […]


Latest figures shows that Android 4.0 has grown to 7.1% of all Android devices

There are rumors swirling about the internet that has suggested that Google could be launching their own Nexus tablet soon, and that it will most likely be running on Android Jelly Bean. That being said, we have to ask ourselves – is it time for a new Android operating system? After all it still feels like Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has yet to make its way around to the […]


Samsung Begins Blocking Unofficial S-Voice Requests Ahead of Galaxy S3 Launch

Just yesterday, we reported how the APK of the Siri-like feature S-Voice exclusive to Samsung’s Galaxy S3 got leaked and subsequently, was downloadable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich users around the world. Now it seems, events have taken a twist for the worse for those who have been having fun with S-Voice. According to reports, Samsung has begun blocking unofficial requests generated by its S-Voice servers from devices that […]


T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G Ice Cream Sandwich Update on May 16th, Amaze 4G to Follow

Today, T-Mobile announced that the HTC Sensation 4G devices that are running on its network will receive the software upgrade that will bump the OS up to Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich. The upgrade will be available as an ‘optional download’ beginning on May 16. In addition to that, T-Mobile also updated the support documents for the HTC Amaze 4G stating that its upgrade will be coming to users over […]


Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 Review

The Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 is 1mm thicker and 14 grams / 0.49 oz lighter than its predecessor the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 that was introduced last year during Google I/O. The 10-inch Tab second generation features a more elegant design with a nice Titanium Silver color on its backside and new front facing speakers. In the United States, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 comes in WiFi only […]


Amazon Mobile app update to play nice with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Have you received a notification that informs you the Amazon Mobile app has been updated? Regardless of the answer, know this – the Amazon Mobile app is now compatible with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and this is good news as more and more devices that roll out under the Android banner will run on this version of the operating system, not to mention the older smartphone models that are […]


Sony Tablet P and S gets Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update in spring

Sony has not had much luck with their tablets so far regardless of whether it is the dual screen Tablet P or the Tablet S, no thanks to the pricing range as well as its design that does not really appeal to the average sheep. Well, it is still nice to hear that Sony has not relegated both tablets to some forgotten corner in the office – no sir, in […]


Android 4.0 update for WiFi Motorola Xoom rolling out now to everyone

Last week we reported that select Motorola Xoom owners were receiving the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update. If you were not one of the lucky testers, not to worry as you can shelve your jealousy as it appears that the update is now rolling out to all Motorola Xoom WiFi owners. As usual as with most OTA updates, it is currently being pushed out in batches. It seems that […]


Virtuous Quattro RC1 now available for public consumption

If you happen to own a HTC Desire HD, HTC Desire S, HTC Desire Z, or HTC Incredible S, then you might be pleased to hear that the Virtuous team has just rolled out their latest Virtuous Quattro RC1 to the masses. Just in case you have not heard of the Virtuous team before, they were the first to have ported HTC Sense 3.0 over to a bunch of HTC […]