Ice Cream Sandwich’s share of the Android market continues to grow rapidly, with the operating system now present on nearly 16 percent of all Android phones.
Ice Cream Sandwich has more than doubled its distribution share over the space of a single month — variants of Android 4.0 have risen from a combined total of 7.1 percent to 15.9 percent, according to figures from Google.
Gingerbread still reigns supreme at 60.6 percent, but that was down from the 64 percent of the market it held inJune.
Ice Cream Sandwich just barely ekes past Froyo, which is still present on 15.5 percent of Android devices. Eclair is [...]
A group of Galaxy Tab 8.9 owners couldn’t wait anymore and decided to homebrew their own Ice Cream Sandwich build for the Tab 8.9. Using files from the upcoming final build of Cyanogen Mod 9, this home cooked build is anything but final. Bluetooth, GPS, hardware acceleration and the accelerometer are functioning, while Wifi still remains a problem. The group is refraining from releasing builds for download at the moment, but they are promising quick updates. Check out the video preview below, but if anything, like a user comment, it seems it was recorded on a potato.
Asus has pushed the release of their Prime tablets due to issues with the stability of Wifi chipsets on them. The Prime were the first tablets to be showcased with Androids latest and greatest Ice Cream Sandwich. The company says that “the WiFi range on the TF201 did not meet our quality standards” and will not release the tablet till it met with standards.
Asus has clarified to this issue by saying that the tablet is now being prepped to be released a week late post 19/12/11, but are still skeptical if they can implement a fix by then.
According to DigiTimes , Fujitsu will launch a 7 inch Android tablet in the 3rd Q of 2011 and will run on Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Apparantly the price of the device will be slated at less than 400 US $ or INR 18000 Approx.
HTC sync just got an update recently and in it was a placeholder for a new unnamed device with Verizon branding. Identical in looks to the very known HTC Desire HD, Speaker grille and all. The device lacks and physical and or capacitive buttons in the front. But, as noted this could be just an empty image as a placeholder for a yet to be released device. Interestingly Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) does away with the need for any buttons, could this be a placeholder for an upcoming Tablet from HTC?