Technology Magazine News - Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Jelly Bean remains a small Android stat

A stick often used to beat Android is the fragmentation of the OS across various devices. And in particular, the slowness with which new platform updates emerge across the market. Take, for instance, the latest monthly stats from Google that show an uptake of 1.2% for its latest and…

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Android-on-a-stick promises flexible media player

Thanks to our technology editor, Steve Bush, for flagging these – I haven’t actually seen Android-on-a-stick devices before, but it seems they are quite a plenty… Check out TrustedReviews and their examination of a Rikomagic MK802, which runs Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” from a memory…

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Sony Walkman goes Android

Those of a certain age – a pre-iPod era – will recall Walkmans as the definitive mobile music device. Worth pausing just a short while then, to note a little Sony landmark. TechRadar is reporting that a new flagship Walkman, the F800, runs on Android 4.0… Jools Whitehorn writes: The…

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Windows 7 gets a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

Maybe taking things too far, but a bit of fun for a Friday… The Inquirer is highlighting the committed work of one Android fan – Flickr user 9davidandreas has overhauled the look of his Windows 7 machine to match the mobile OS (Ice Cream Sandwich flavour). See his ICS Desktop above…

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Android Ice Cream Sandwich gets NFC stack

Inside Secure’s latest version of its open-source NFC protocol stack for the Google Android 4.0 release, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, writes Richard Wilson. Available for download from the open Near Field Communication (NFC) website, the open NFC version 4.3.3 for Google Android 4.0 is…

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Android standardises Holo theme

One to note, maybe, for Android developers – Google is taking the first steps to start standardising on the UI themes that developers can rely on finding on a device. It has acknowledged that before developers can target a particular, carefully-crafted interface theme, and take advantage of a user’s…

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MIPS, Ingenic bite into Ice Cream Sandwich with Android tablet

ARM – courtesy of Qualcomm, TI and Nvidia – has been dominating the Android landscape when it comes to the underlying processor architecture, but here comes MIPS Technologies… The US processor-core provider is now powering a tablet based on Android 4.0 (the ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ sandwich release) – the NOVO7, which…

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Quad-core Android handsets, tablets coming soon?

Are quad-core Android handsets on the way? According to KnowYourMobile (via Pocket-Now) this is a possibility, with HTC being the supplier. Richard Goodwin reports that a leaked image of a handset called the HTC Edge has appeared online, which would be the world’s first quad-core (Tegra…

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