About three years ago, I remember one of the biggest problems I had while sorting out phones was figuring out what SoCs were inside them. Manufacturers weren't yet open to disclosing what silicon was inside, and there wasn't any SoC messaging or branding from any of the numerous silicon vendors. There was a pervasive sense of contentedness everywhere you turned with the current model where what was inside a handset was largely a black box. I remember wishing for a tool like CPU-Z for Android so many times, and I remember trying to explain to someone else just how dire the need was for something like it. Today vendors and operators are considerably less opaque about what's inside their devices (proving yet again that...

Archos Rolls Out ICS Update to Entire G9 Line

We saw a preview build at ICS and now it's here. Archos announced today a worldwide rollout of its Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the G9 line...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 3/8/2012

Verizon Wireless Announces its Android 4.0 Update List

Getting Android devices updated to the latest version of the OS is something of an arduous prospect, and in recent months we've been getting an even clearer view of...

17 by Brian Klug on 3/6/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Revealed at MWC

The Galaxy Note, in 5.3" guise, has just hit the States after decent sales in Europe and Asia; and now we have a new member of the Note line...

10 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/27/2012

Samsung Fleshes Out Tab 2 Line and Unveils Galaxy Beam

We wondered what we could expect from the second iteration of the Galaxy Tab 10.1, both in specs and naming convention. To a certain degree, our fears were confirmed...

12 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/26/2012

Google Updates Chrome for Android to 16.0.912.77

Google appears to be taking to an aggressive update schedule with Chrome for Android, today releasing a small Beta 1.1 update to the browser. Among the changes are Android...

11 by Brian Klug on 2/24/2012

Acer Updates Iconia Tablets to Android 4.0

True to their word, Acer is announcing the availability of the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for their recently launched A200 tablet. We posted the PR blurb about...

1 by Jarred Walton on 2/17/2012

Samsung Refreshes Galaxy Tab Again: Dual-Core, No Plus

The original 7" Galaxy Tab was already long in the tooth when it was refreshed in the form of the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus. That iteration brought Samsung's mighty...

8 by Jason Inofuentes on 2/13/2012

HTC Announces Initial Ice Cream Sandwich Rollout Plans

A while back, HTC announced the first suite of devices that it would be rolling out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich updates to. The devce lineup included the entire...

39 by Brian Klug on 2/9/2012

Google Releases Chrome For Android - Updated

It has finally happened; Google has officially released Chrome for Android. In typical Google fashion, the browser is currently in beta and requires Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to...

30 by Saumitra Bhagwat, Andrew Cunningham & Brian Klug on 2/8/2012

CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus 4.0.4 Update Changes Signal Reporting

Back when the Verizon CDMA/LTE Galaxy Nexus released, there was much talk of a signal related issue, which we investigated. The findings back then were that there was nothing...

6 by Brian Klug on 2/6/2012

Samsung Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich Review

The evolution of Google’s Nexus line is an interesting one. Each year, Google chooses both a silicon partner and an OEM to make a unique hardware archetype which it...

187 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/18/2012

CyanogenMod Team Shows Ice Cream Sandwich Running on HP TouchPad

CyanogenMod 9 is creeping closer and closer to release, and we're seeing it running on more devices all the time - the first ones to get development builds were...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/16/2012

Transformer Prime Gets 4.0.3 (ICS) Update

A couple of days earlier than originally expected, ASUS pushed out an update to its Transformer Prime bringing the tablet up to Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich). I brought...

11 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 1/11/2012

More Lenovo Krait Tablet Details: $399 Price Target

We had another opportunity to handle the Lenovo S2110, the first commercial Krait tablet we've seen and had a chance to talk with the product team in a bit...

2 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/11/2012

Lenovo At CES: Android TV and First Krait Tablet

In 2011, Lenovo made a cursory effort to grab some of the consumer Android tablet space with the 7" K1, and a slightly more concerted effort to grab the...

3 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/9/2012

Acer Unveils the Thinnest Ultrabook, a 15" Ultrabook, a 1080p Tablet and AcerCloud

It technically doesn't start for another day, but CES is in full swing in Las Vegas. As part of the fun, Acer is bringing us the thinnest Ultrabook yet...

7 by Jason Inofuentes on 1/8/2012

Acer Iconia Tab A200 On Sale January 15 Priced At $329

Acer has formally announced the US pricing and launch date details for the Iconia A200, the follow up to the Iconia A500 tablet it launched mid-last year. The A200...

6 by Vivek Gowri on 1/5/2012

ASUS to Issue Bootloader Unlock Tool for Transformer Prime, ICS Update Due January 12

In response to criticism from the modding and open-source communities, ASUS announced today that it would be issuing a bootloader unlock tool for its new Eee Pad Transformer Prime...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

Samsung Galaxy Note Gets ICS-based CyanogenMod 9 Build

Work on CyanogenMod 9 continues: yesterday saw the release of an experimental development build for the Samsung Galaxy Note, the first port of the new Ice Cream Sandwich-based OS...

6 by Andrew Cunningham on 1/3/2012

LG Lays Out Android 4.0 Timeline

Another week, another release regarding Ice Cream Sandwich by another manufacturer. This week, LG announces their first group of phones will be updated sometime in Q2 of 2012. This...

15 by Jason Inofuentes on 12/28/2011

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