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Google says "one theme to rule them all" for Android 4.0 devices

Google says "one theme to rule them all" for Android 4.0 devices | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

As an avid Android user, one of the biggest complaints I have with the platform is how long it takes to get a device updated to the latest version of the OS...

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Expand Ice Cream Sandwich's web capabilities with Browser+

Expand Ice Cream Sandwich's web capabilities with Browser+ | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The web browser built in to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich rocks. It's so fast and stable that it easily beats out any of the third-party alternatives, and new.

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Google Requires OEMs To Include The Stock Set Of UI Widgets In All Ice Cream Sandwich Devices, Developers Can Stop Skins From Messing With Their Apps

Google Requires OEMs To Include The Stock Set Of UI Widgets In All Ice Cream Sandwich Devices, Developers Can Stop Skins From Messing With Their Apps | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

We are going to need some restraint and careful explanation for this one.Google is making life a little easier for developers.

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HTC And Samsung Are Screwing Up Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich… Or Are They?

HTC And Samsung Are Screwing Up Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich… Or Are They? | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

We've mentioned it on here before (I think), but a stock version of Android on a smartphone is not a looker. It'd be very difficult to pitch Android on aesthetics against a stock Windows Phone or iPhone because of its utilitarian nature...

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How Samsung Just Screwed Over About 10 Million Of Its Android Phone Customers

How Samsung Just Screwed Over About 10 Million Of Its Android Phone Customers | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

I absolutely hate this, but it's another reason I'm glad I jumped onto the Nexus train just a few weeks ago.

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Dropbox 2.0 Hits The Android Market, Brings ICS Support And Bulk Uploads To The Masses

Dropbox 2.0 Hits The Android Market, Brings ICS Support And Bulk Uploads To The Masses | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

If you were hesitant to try out the latest Dropbox beta build we posted a few days ago, then you'll be glad to know that the updated .apk just landed in the Android Market. This brings the version up to a solid 2.0, and with it a lot of fresh features.

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So This Is What Sense UI On Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Like.

So This Is What Sense UI On Ice Cream Sandwich Looks Like. | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich packs a pretty stellar, all-new user interface. The only bummer buzzkill is that many carriers and/or manufactures are going to destroy ICS with their own custom skins.

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4 tablets set to get Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update

4 tablets set to get Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich update | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Motorola Xoom, Notion Ink Adam, Asus Transformer Prime & Lenovo ThinkPad Table to get ICS.

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Android 4.0.3 build ready for Motorola XOOM

Android 4.0.3 build ready for Motorola XOOM | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

It seems then that users itching to get their hands on the ICS update for their smartphones and tablets won't have to wait too long.

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Samsung officially announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy devices, coming in Q1 2012

Samsung officially announces Ice Cream Sandwich for Galaxy devices, coming in Q1 2012 | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Samsung has finally confirmed the release timeframe of Ice Cream Sandwich OS for its range of Galaxy devices. Apart from Galaxy Nexus that already runs Android 4.0, Galaxy S II and Galaxy Note will be the first recipients to get the Android 4.0 update, which will be available sometime in Q1 2012.

 

Samsung has also confirmed other devices like Galaxy S II LTE, Galaxy R, Galaxy Tab 10.1, Galaxy Tab 8.9, Galaxy Tab 7.7 and Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus will also receive the Ice Cream Sandwich update.

 

Samsung also mentioned that the update availability will vary according to region and carrier requirements.

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Google halts Nexus S Android 4.0 updates, Galaxy Nexus hit | Electronista

Google halts Nexus S Android 4.0 updates, Galaxy Nexus hit | Electronista | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Google's Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S stalled out Tuesday. The company posted on its forums that it was holding the update to monitor feedback after users reported unusually high battery drain.

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Ice Cream Sandwich source code now being pushed to git servers

Ice Cream Sandwich source code now being pushed to git servers | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

It's a great day to be an Android geek -- the Ice Cream Sandwich source code is now being pushed to Google's git servers! This is the full release of Android 4.0.1, which is the version that will ship on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Most readers won't need to do anything here except wait for their favorite developer to get things rolling (hi, Beezy!), but those who are technically inclined and feel like cooking up a bit of their own ICS can find new build instructions here at Android's source project pages.

Two things worth noting here -- the code is huge, and it's going to take a couple hours to transfer over. If you try to sync now, you'll get something that is never going to build. As Jean-Baptiste Queru points out, it's best to wait for word from Google that it's finished pushing out. Also, as-is the code will only build for the Galaxy Nexus, and it's going to take some tinkering to get it to build for other phones. Builds for other products will be coming from Google shortly. We're excited, and as soon as the code is done pushing, we'll be at work to get a version built for the Nexus S.

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13 Android Ice Cream Sandwich features that boost tablet productivity

13 Android Ice Cream Sandwich features that boost tablet productivity | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

What's so great about Google’s newest mobile OS? Read on to find out.

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Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus S from Wind Mobile

Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus S from Wind Mobile | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Switched back to #WindMobile after months of Mobilisery with #Mobilicity, and swung a free NexusS with #ICS to boot!

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Sony plans on serving Ice Cream Sandwich to Tablets S and P

Sony plans on serving Ice Cream Sandwich to Tablets S and P | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Sony announced that both of their new Android tablets, which go by the names Tablet S and Tablet P, will each be getting a heaping helping of Ice Cream Sandwich; no date was released by Sony as to when we can expect the update to come...

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Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is next to taste Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 is next to taste Ice Cream Sandwich unofficially | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The hacking community is on a roll. Over the past days and weeks we saw about a dozen Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for difference smartphones surface...

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Samsung can't cram both TouchWiz and Android 4 onto Galaxy S, Tab

Samsung can't cram both TouchWiz and Android 4 onto Galaxy S, Tab | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

The original Samsung Galaxy Tab and Galaxy S will not be updated to Android 4 because Samsung's TouchWiz interface takes up too much space, the company announced Friday.

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HTC Announces Which Devices Get Ice Cream Sandwich

HTC Announces Which Devices Get Ice Cream Sandwich | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

As is the case with all new releases of Android, some older hardware is left in the dust, while some of the newer devices get issued official software updates.

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Bell Mobility hints at Ice Cream Sandwich release dates for Galaxy S

Bell Mobility hints at Ice Cream Sandwich release dates for Galaxy S | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

We've come across an internal document from Bell Mobility that's bound to raise the hopes of a few good Canadians. Yes folks, we're talking Ice Cream Sandwich. For [some of] the Samsung Galaxy S lineup. Only new devices need apply, unfortunately.

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Plex for Android updated with Ice Cream Sandwich support and UI

Plex for Android updated with Ice Cream Sandwich support and UI | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

Plex for Android, a media server/remote app for controlling all of your content, has just been given a pretty major update, bringing it up to version 2.0.2.1 and introducing full support for Ice Cream Sandwich.

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ICE CREAM SANDWICH PILLOW

ICE CREAM SANDWICH PILLOW | Do The Robot | Scoop.it

When haven't you woken up with the first thought to cross your mind that of a yummy ice cream cone sandwich? We understand, it happens to us every day!

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Ivan's Social Stream (Android 4.0 (ICS) field testing: Day 3)

Ivan's Social Stream (Android 4.0 (ICS) field testing: Day 3) | Do The Robot | Scoop.it
Four annoying bugs I've discovered after playing around with Android Ice Cream Sandwich for a while: http://t.co/9O6DnA7A #ICS...
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