Android 4.0 articles

Motorola unveils its first Intel-based smartphone, the Razr i

Motorola Mobility has unveiled its first Intel-powered smartphone this morning at a media event in London. The Razer i looks almost identical from the outside to its US counterpart, the Droid Razr M, and shares a few specs with it…

Viewsonic unveils 27" IPS and 22" Android ICS LCDs, HD projector

Celebrating its 25th anniversary at an event in London, Viewsonic has unveiled several new display products, including a 22-inch Smart Display running Android, a 27-inch display aimed at graphics professionals as well as a 1080p hybrid laser and LED home…

LG Optimus 4X HD Android Smartphone Review

LG first unveiled the Optimus 4X HD back at Mobile World Congress in February. It's been a long time coming, but the Optimus 4X HD is now available in much of the world - even if it's only available outside of a plan (unlocked) here in the U.S. The Optimus 4X HD is the first quad-core LG smartphone, and it boasts a very high end spec sheet.

The question is, does the phone manage to outshine its Bruce Banner exterior to show off what it's Hulk-scale guts are capable of? In short: yes. It turns out that what the Optimus 4X HD lacks in external appeal is more than made up for by its good nature and brainy innards.

Acer Iconia Tab A700 Review

The Iconia Tab A700 is Acer's latest update to its Android tablet line-up. Featuring Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a quad-core processor, the A700's claim to fame is its new 1920 x 1200 pixel, full HD display. Needless to say, it's a considerable step up from the 1280 x 800 pixel displays Acer used on the A500 and A510.

The Acer Iconia Tab A700 should look familiar to anyone who has seen or used a 10-inch Android tablet before. The tablet's dimensions and 16:10 aspect ratio display lend it much more to use in landscape orientation than in portrait -- something that is frequently said about 10-inch Android tablets.

Android phones with NFC can be hijacked via their own browser

New research by security specialists Accuvant has revealed at this year's Black Hat conference that the latest smartphones running Android, and equipped with Near Field Communications (NFC) capabilities, can be hijacked using malicious code loaded via the devices' web browser. …

Atrix HD accidentally posted early on Motorola's website

A blunder by Motorola has revealed detailed information and product photos of the upcoming Atrix HD smartphone. Astute observers noticed the phone on Motorola’s website, although the product page has since been pulled from the site. Of course, the specifications…

Android 4.0: Tracking ICS's Availability on Smartphones

Last week HTC published a list of phones that will receive an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a projected completion date of late August 2012. This is not a very encouraging prospect considering Google officially introduced ICS last October. Also because Android's next major revision codenamed “Jelly Bean” will be close to release by then.

But this is not an issue with HTC phones exclusively. In fact, Ice Cream Sandwich is more the exception rather than the rule on Android devices across the board. There’s a total of four smartphones shipping with the OS preloaded, just over a dozen with upgrades available, and more than 30 on the “coming soon” list.

Sony gives Xperia owners taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

As we reported in April, Sony teased the public with upcoming plans of an Android 4.0.x roll out on its range of Xperia smartphones. The electronics company has finally offered up more details regarding the upgrade via its mobile blog.…

Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone hands-on

Samsung launched its new Galaxy S III smartphone with great fanfare today in London. The Galaxy S III sports a new, 4.8-inch Super AMOLED 720p display, but thanks to Samsung's judicious trimming of the bezel surrounding the screen, the phone isn't much wider than last year's Galaxy S II with its 4.3-inch display.