Updates have always been the Achilles heel for Android. It has been the stick that usually has been used to beat Android when it comes to inevitable comparisons with iOS. Due to lack of vertical integration, it has been difficult for Android to release the latest updates on all it’s devices and this puts it […]
Xolo X900 was a very capable phone right from the day it shipped, and the latest ICS update takes this to dizzy new heights.
If there’s one big thing that Android phone manufacturers are doing since the birth of Android, it is their update policy. Recently, Samsung clarified that their second-most-popular-phone-ever will not be getting any taste of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Why? Because Samsung says it’s not possible for them to deliver an ICS update packed with their Touchwiz 3.0 UI.
- You want your customers to buy newer phones (Galaxy S3?)
- It’s really not possible to update Galaxy S to ICS.
Both of them are possible, but the first one sounds more reasonable.
The CyanogenMod team gave an awesome Christmas gift yesterday for all the Galaxy S II users. Finally, after waiting for about two months after the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, they’ve released CyanogenMod 9 as an experimental build for the S2. Wuuf, this took more time than I wanted (not expected).
It is still under heavy development and will probably be finished in January/February 2012. Anyways, here’s my review after using the ROM for a couple of hours, in Bullet Style.
There has been lots and lots of buzz going around about Ice Cream Sandwich and I was yet to experience it and mess with it. Google had recently released its source and it was expected to see developers jumping onto to port it other devices.
@aospsgs2, a team of Android enthusiasts, have successfully ported it to the Galaxy S2. If you were waiting to get a taste of this Ice Cream, get on the wagon boy!
Although, it’s not complete yet, most of the features are working quite smoothly, like the new multi-tasking pane, new widgets, virtual buttons, newly designed People and Calendar app, gestures such as swipe-to-close-a-notification or tab or opened app or switching to advanced view in calculator and so much more.
The all new Ice Cream Sandwich brings a lot of delicious fun to Android which we’ve already talked about before. Right now, Galaxy Nexus is the only phone that officially supports ICS. For other devices, we’ll have to wait.
But for un-official ROMs, there’s no waiting time. @aospsgs2 has ported it to Galaxy S2 of which I had written a review previously, check it here.
Enough talking, here’s the full guide of flashing it on your Galaxy S II.
The recently unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich has been gathering a lot of interests from Android enthusiasts and people are drooling to get their hands over it. But, except for the Galaxy Nexus, it’ll take quite some time to reach other super-phones, either officially or through developers.
For those who want to get a taste of ICS on their phones right now, here’s a short guide to transform your Android 2.x into Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The next-gen Android 4.0 has finally been announced along with the all-new Galaxy Nexus (minus Prime), for which we all were waiting for several days. ICS sports a complete refreshing overhaul of Android and a plethora of new features.
From a complete re-designed and polished interface to handy features & gestures, Android 4.0 has a lot of things to offer. So what exactly has changed in Ice Cream and what’s so delicious about it? Let’s find out.