2012 is the year of quad core superphones, and battery life that goes out in 2hrs after a full charge. LG is currently planning to upstage Samsung and HTC to become the first manufacturer to release a smartphone with a quad core processor inside, this phone is known as the LG X3.
Finally Google seems to be taking Android’s fragmentation a little bit seriously. Today Google introduced some application design guidelines for Ice Cream Sandwich, Google is hoping that developers and hardware manufactures alike would follow these guidelines to ensure a more consistent user experience.
Asus made a splash at CES with several Transformer tablets, but something else popped up while many weren’t looking, the Asus Eee Pad MeMo 7 was right there secretly making an impression. The MeMO is Asus’s first 7-inch Android tablet, and the first 7-inch tablet to launch with Ice Cream Sandwich.
Here is video by Brandon Miniman from Pocketnow.com which show you how to manage memory in Android Ice Cream Sandwich.
Android has always done a really good job at managing background tasks and processes as to not cause system slowness and poor battery life. However, if you’re a power user, you might like to manage your apps with a task manager, anyhow. There are a lot of popular third-party task killers available in the Android market, but Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has its own task killer built in: the multitask UI. To clear a cached process, just swipe an app out of the multitask UI. This will only clear cached processes and not running services. For running services, you’ll need to either force close an app to get it out of RAM, or use a third party task killer such as Advanced Task Killer.
Needing an Android tablet on the cheap you say? No problem you poor bastard, we’ve got your covered. There’s a cheap little tablet that goes by the name Novo 7, by a company called Ainovo. The tablet is expected to retail for no more than $100, and the best thing is, it is coming jam packed with Android 4.0 and the likes.
Sony is showing itself to be supportive by announcing that it will update the first two tablets from the company to Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich. Not only that, but every Xperia named smartphones released in 2011 will also get the update, how awesome is that? Unlike other companies, Sony is not out to force consumers to upgrade to new hardware to get the best of what Android has to offer.
It appears the Samsung Galaxy S and the Galaxy Tab in the eyes of Sammy Boy. According to the company, the Galaxy S and the 7-inch Galaxy Tab will not be updated to Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich due to memory constraints and some other none important technical dialect. While Samsung is unable to update your device beloved, you can always take the route of rooting and getting it yourself via XDA.
Hey, who here remembers the HTC G1? You know, the very first Android smartphone to show its ugly head to the world. Well, guess what? The old timer has been caught on tape running the newest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich, or Android 4.0 for shorts and slippers. While everything is not all red roses, it is surprising to us to see old dog learning new tricks, never an easy task for the trainer.
Ice Cream Sandwich is turning out to be the best version of Android yet, and we are highly excited to get our hands on this bad boy for a test run. There’s another video demo of ICS on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, this time it shows off the face unlock capabilities of the OS; it’s cool, but nothing that would be worth using after the hype has waded.
For all the non-believers, this should make you cringe with disappointment some more. It has been announced that Flash will never see the light of day on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, you won’t even have the option to download it from the marketplace, ouch. Just recently, Adobe announced the death of Flash for mobile devices, could the company be pulling the plug this early?
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