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Amazon’s new Kindle Fire tablets run Android 4.0 (if it matters)

If you look through the product pages for Amazon’s new Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD tablets, you won’t see many mentions of Android. The company lets you know that you can run Android apps and games, and that’s about it. But just like the original Kindle Fire, Amazon’s new tablets run a customized version […]

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CyanogenMod quietly releases CM9 stable (for the Galaxy Nexus)

It’s been almost a year since the developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Android began working on CyanogenMod 9. After months of release candidates and nightly builds, the team has released the first stable version of CM9 for the GSM Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone. Update: It looks like the Galaxy Nexus release was a […]

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Toshiba rolls out Android 4.0 for the 10 inch Thrive tablet

The Toshiba Thrive tablet features a 10.1 inch display, an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor, and a few features you won’t find on many other Android tablets including a removable battery and full-sized USB and HDMI ports. Toshiba discontinued the Thrive this year to make room for newer, thinner, and faster tablets. But the […]

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Lenovo releases Android 4.0 for the IdeaPad K1 tablet

The Lenovo IdeaPad K1 is a 10 inch Android tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel display and an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor. It was the first Android tablet Lenovo released in the US last year, but since then the company has introduced a range of other tablets including a ThinkPad tablet and […]

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Lenovo rolls out Android 4.0 for the ThinkPad Tablet

About six months after announcing that Android 4.0 would be available “soon” for the Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet, Lenovo has finally released the anticipated software update for its first Android tablet aimed at business users. The new software is available as an over-the-air update and it began rolling out to US tablet owners this week. Among […]

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Sony rolls out Android 4.0 for the Sony Tablet P

Sony is now offering an Android 4.0.3 Ice Cream Sandwich software update for the Sony Tablet P dual screen tablet. It took a few weeks longer than expected to push out the update, which was originally scheduled for May 24th. But if you have a Sony tablet you can check for the update by visiting […]

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Velocity Micro launches Cruz T510 9.7 inch Android 4.0 tablet for $249

The Velocity Micro Cruz T510 is a tablet with a 9.7 inch, 1024 x 768 pixel display, a 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, and Android 4.0 operating system. Velocity Micro introduced the tablet in January, and now it’s available for purchase for $249. Velocity Micro has been making decent inexpensive tablets for a few years, […]

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Android is about to get a lot faster thanks to Linaro

The folks behind the Linaro open source software project have put a little time into tweaking Google Android to use the gcc 4.7 toolchain. The result is a version of Android that can perform many tasks between 30 and 100 percent faster than the version of Android Google 4.0 Google currently offers through the AOSP […]