Sony has made good on its promise to start delivering the Ice Cream Sandwich update to its 2011 Xperia smartphones. As of right now, Ice Cream Sandwich is available for the Xperia arc S, Xperia neo V and the Xperia ray. If you own one of these devices and happen to live in either Sweden, Iceland, Demark, Finland or Norway, feel free to start the update process now.
There was a time when just about any brand name Android tablet would be priced ridiculously high. Manufacturers believed for one reason or another customers would pay $500+ for an Android tablet just because it worked for the iPad. They of course, were wrong. Android tablet pricing is at a race to the bottom and Amazon is in the lead. Perhaps Samsung's Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 will become a close second?
Bigger really does mean better for the folks at Toshiba. The company recently announced a few new tablets that will be released starting in May. Toshiba will have the normal 7.7 and 10-inch Excite tablets, but it will also sell another tablet with a massive 13.3-inch screen on June 10 for $649.99 (32GB).
Sprint began to push out the latest version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to owners of the Nexus S 4G last week. As exciting as that is, some of you may still be waiting for the update to reach your device. There's no need to wait on Sprint of you don't want to. All you need is the full over-the-air update file which is now conveniently available to everyone.
The Android app ecosystem is apparently a "chaotic cesspool" as far as Research in Motion's Vice President of Developer Relations Alec Saunders is concerned. Last week, Saunders wrote on Twitter that a whopping 25% of Android apps are pirated. As a result, RIM will encrypt apps in the next BlackBerry OS update.
We have talked about nVidia's next generation of the Tegra series of chipsets a few times already and now we have a leaked roadmap of when we can expect to see the Tegra 4 to land in Android device. Along with that, we also now know that it will be sporting the same 4-plus-1 quad-core structure with ARM Cortex A15s instead of A9s.
Earlier this week, Google publicly revealed a potentially revolutionary product it’s currently calling Project Glass. Project Glass is a pair of augmented reality glasses that displays tons of information above your eye. It basically performs many of the functions of a smartphone such as displaying text messages, taking photos and engaging in video calls.
Good news everyone! You no longer need to hack your Nexus S 4G to get Ice Cream Sandwich. Sprint has begun pushing the update to handsets as I write this. Check your phone to see if there's an update notification trying to get your attention. You can also manually check for the update from the settings menu.
U.S. Cellular's 4G LTE network is ready for mass consumption. Today, the carrier announced pricing details for the Samsung Galaxy S Aviator. If you live in one of U.S. Cellular's LTE markets, you can get the Galaxy S Aviator for $99 after signing a two-year contract and receiving a $100 mail-in rebate for a limited time. After the promotional period is over, the smartphone's price will increase to $199 after a $100 mail-in rebate.
The latest 4G LTE smartphone to grace Sprint was announced today at a joint Sprint and HTC event. The HTC EVO 4G LTE will be available during the second quarter of 2012 for $199 on a two-year contract. Pre-orders for this device will start being accepted on May 7. Since we'll be waiting for a little while for this phone to ship, let's just go over its details for now.
Google was rumored to be working some kind of futuristic wearable technology for quite some time. Today, the company has finally revealed what the minds inside Google [x] have been working on. Project Glass is an initiative to create technology that is even more a part of our everyday lives than anything ever seen before.