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Google stops updating Chrome for older versions of Android

When Google first brought its Chrome web browser to Android in 2012, Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was state of the art. Now Google has announced that it will stop developing Chrome for that aging version of Android. You can still download and run Chrome 42 on Android 4.0. But future versions of the operating system […]

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Dell Streak 7 Ice Cream Sandwich ROM now available for download

It’s not an official release, but a freshly-baked Android 4.0 ROM has been made available for the Dell Streak 7 tablet. TabletROMs forum users Giveen and DJ_Steve have uploaded the fruits of their labor, and if you’re one of the Dell faithful who picked up a Streak 7 before it was retired from their website […]

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Early, buggy build of Android 4.0 for Kindle Fire now available

The Amazon Kindle Fire ships with a custom version of Google Android which is designed to work with Amazon’s music, movie, book, and app stores. But people have been replacing the official Kindle Fire software with custom versions of Android almost as long as the tablet has been available — and now the tools are […]

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Samsung: No Ice Cream for the Galaxy Tab 7″ or Galaxy S smartphone

Samsung has announced that it will not be releasing an official Android 4.0 update for the original 7 inch Galaxy Tab or the Samsung Galaxy S, one of the most popular Android smartphones on the market. The reason? They simply don’t have the hardware to support a decent user experience. And by decent experience, I […]

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Ainol Novo7 Paladin tablet with Android 4.0 up for pre-order for $120

Remember that $100 tablet with a MIPS processor and Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich? It looks like the retail price is going to be closer to $120 in the US, but that still makes this Android 4.0 tablet cheaper than most devices running Android 2.3 and earlier. PandaWill and Merimobiles are both taking pre-orders […]

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Android 4.0 coming the HP TouchPad… eventually

Update: And…. it’s available. We have detailed instructions for installing Android 4.0 on the HP TouchPad using CyanogenMod 9 Alpha. It’s still an unsupported work in progress, so proceed with caution.  One of the developers responsible for porting Google Android 2.3 to run on the HP TouchPad tablet is working to bring Android 4.0 to the […]

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MIPS unveils a $100 tablet with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system that’s designed to support phones and tablets — and that means that companies making dirt cheap tablets can finally use the latest Android software. Chip designer MIPS has announced that one of the first is a $100 tablet with a […]

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Asus Eee Pad Transformer to get Ice Cream Sandwich update

Sure, Asus has started promoting its upcoming Eee Pad Transformer Prime, but that doesn’t mean the company is forgetting about the first-generation Transformer tablet. Asus posted a message on Twitter confirming that the original Transformer will eventually get a software update bringing Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the tablet. Ice Cream Sandwich is […]

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Asus Padfone coming in early 2012 (smartphone and tablet hybrid)

Asus has been showing off a device called the Padfone since May. Now chairman Jonney Shih says it’s on track to launch in early 2012 and it will come with Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software. The Padfone is a device that combines the features of a smartphone and a tablet in the most […]

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What Android 4.0 looks like on tablets

Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the first version of Google’s mobile operating system that the company designed specifically to run on both phones and tablets. But during last night’s launch event the company only really talked about phones — which makes sense since the event was also the coming out party for the […]