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Samsung Open Sources ICS Code For The Galaxy Tab 2, 7" and 10" Models

galaxy tab 2It's easy to be overshadowed in the news today by Samsung. Even if you're Samsung. Today, Samsung released the ICS source code for the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 and 10.1. We already think the Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 is the best cheap Android tablet around.

Android 4.0 getting close to 5% share of platform

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Android's biggest problem continues to be fragmentation. Particularly when you have a huge UI change, like in Android 4.0 ICS, it's important to get as many devices as you can on the update to avoid customer confusion and developer frustration.

The Benefits of Android Ice Cream Sandwich

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It's been just over six months since Google unveiled Android 4.0 to the world. Dubbed Ice Cream Sandwich, this version of Android brings users a number of improvements across the board. The user interface, applications and stability of Android have all been improved in Ice Cream Sandwich. The result is a better device experience whether smartphone owners are using their device as a mobile broadband gateway or simply making a call.

Meizu to Release Quad-Core MX With Samsung Exynos and Android 4.0

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Meizu is already highly successful in China, and they’ve been discussing a quad-core device for awhile. Now we have details about a June debut. The Meizu MX will be packing a quad-core Samsung Exynos 4412 CPU, the same chip rumored to be inside the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3. In addition to a killer CPU, the MX will come in both 32 and 64 GB models, an 8 MP camera, a 4-inch qHD display and a 1700 mAh battery. No word yet on availability worldwide.

Redditor Creates Mock-Up Of Facebook For ICS, We Can Only Drool

facebookFacebook’s current Android app has become the subject of much hatred from the Android community – for one thing, it rarely works properly (if at all); for another, its looks have become quite stale. Sadly, we still haven’t seen any plans for future improvements, so Redditor monkfishbandana took it upon himself to come up with a mock-up of how he believes Facebook for Android should look, especially with a beautiful OS like Ice Cream Sandwich. Facebook developers, take note:

Spotify Has Major Update Coming Soon

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Spotify is a pretty popular application, considering over 5 million people have downloaded but the problem is it hasn’t been updated since sometime in November of 2011. That’s a while for a big app not to be updated, and because of the lack of updates there are many users reporting that the application won’t work on their device.

Ice Cream Sandwich Updates For 2011 Sony Xperia Phones Starting In Mid-April, But Carrier Restrictions May Apply

icsBefore Sony Ericsson became Sony Mobile, the company seemed committed to developing an Android 4.0 update, going so far as to release alpha ROMs for a number of Xperia devices, and more recently a beta for the Xperia Play. Here we are, a quarter of the way into 2012, and Xperia owners are still gnawing on last year's official Gingerbread. Although, there may finally be a light at the end of the tunnel; the Sony Mobile blog has announced that the first Android 4.0 updates will roll out to select Xperia phones in mid-April. Don't get too excited when wireless carriers are involved though.

Sony Releases Beta ICS ROM For Unlockable Xperia Play Models

xperia playIn a time when many users are wondering if an Android 4.0 update will ever come to their devices, it was a pleasant surprise that Sony was open enough to release a beta version of ICS for some of their devices - the Xperia Arc S, Neo V, and Ray. But they didn't stop there, as they have, "upon request," released a beta ICS ROM for the Xperia Play (or as you may know it, the PlayStation Phone).

Samsung improves Android face-unlocking with “Blink if you’re human”

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One of the novelty features in Android 4 is the “Face unlock” feature which appeared to work quite well, until people started to realize you could easily fool it with a simple photograph. However, Samsung has upgraded this feature to be a little more foolproof by making you blink to prove you’re a human being as it’s pretty difficult to make a photograph blink.

ICS Camera Ported to Multiple Devices as an App

Bits and bobs of ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) have been popping up on the market for some time now however none are probably as big as the camera app itself which developer moblynx has ported and managed to get working for a whole list of handsets.

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