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Motorola Atrix 2 Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Motorola Atrix 2 is the successor of the popular Motorola Atrix smartphone. It features a 4.3 inch qHD display, 1 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera, 1 GB RAM and so on. Motorola Atrix 2 was originally shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS during the Q4 of 2011. Earlier this year, Motorola launched this handset in India with a price tag of Rs.21,000 in India.

The manufacturer has already promised the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device, however it was delayed for several months. Now, Motorola has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Atrix 2 owners. Currently, this update is available only in India and it will be rolled out in other markets in the coming days.

The latest update is numbered 672.1.18.MB865.AsiaRetail.EN.03 and brings the usual ICS goodies along with some new features such as face unlock, customizable launch bar, direct access lock screen, data usage monitor, enhanced notifications window, recent apps feature, improved settings and enhanced email experience. It also improves Bluetooth audio quality while listening to music, Mobile Hotspot performance and much more.

The size of the update is 257 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). We advise you to backup all of your data and use a Wi-Fi network before updating this device. If you still haven’t received this update, then just go to Settings > About > Software Updates and check for the update.

HTC One X Android 4.0.4 Update Rolling Out In India

HTC One X is the company’s most powerful smartphone which comes with a 4.7 inch Super LCD HD display, 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor, 8 megapixel camera, NFC and so on. This handset was originally shipped with the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. However, the manufacturer has already rolled out the Android 4.0.4 update in the US and Europe. Now, the same update is rolling out for the One X users in India.

This update comes with general stability improvements, music improvements, enhanced camera capabilities, improved browsing experience and much more. After upgrading your device, the recent apps key will open context menu inside non ICS app, instead of opening the multi-tasking grid in Sense. This update will also brings Hindi, Tamil and Marathi language support. Check out the changelog after the break.

Changelog:

  • System performance and stability enhancements
  • Internet browsing experience enhancements
  • HTC Car user experience enhancements
  • User interface enhancements
  • Music improvements
  • New SDK support for developers
  • Hindi, Tamil, Marathi keyboard Support

The latest update is numbered 2.17.720.2 and it will upgrade the handset to Android 4.0.4 OS and bump the UI to Sense 4.1. The size of the update 141.21 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). As usual, we advise you to backup all of your data and completely charge the battery before upgrading the device. If you still haven’t received this update, then just go to Settings > About > Software Updates and check for the update.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 750 (Tab 10.1) Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Last year, Samsung launched the Galaxy Tab 750 in India. It is nothing but the Indian variant of the company’s popular tablet, the Galaxy Tab 10.1. This device was shipped with the Android 3.1 (Honeycomb) Operating System. Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 was the first device to get the Android 4.0 OS. However, Samsung has already rolled out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Galaxy Tab 10.1 international variant.

Now, we have good news for the Galaxy Tab 750 owners in India. After waiting for a couple of weeks, Samsung has finally rolled out the Android 4.0 ICS update in India. This update brings the usual ICS goodies including the redesigned UI, new keyboard with next word prediction, improved performance and stability, improved multi-tasking, enhanced notification bar and much more.

The size of the update is and it 232.71 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). If OTA update is failed, you can even connect your device to your computer and update it using the Samsung Kies software. According to the company, settings for music playlist, APN, Samsung account and more will be reset during the update, so we advise you to backup all of your data before updating the device. You should also make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge.

You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not yet received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. Samsung Galaxy 730, the Indian variant of the Galaxy Tab 8.9 is expected to the the Android 4.0 ICS update in the coming weeks.

Verizon Motorola Droid 4 Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update

Earlier this year, Motorola announced the Droid 4 smartphone for the Verizon Wireless subscribers in the US. This handset comes with an amazing slide-out QWERTY keyboard, 4 inch qHD display, 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, 8 megapixel camera and much more. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Motorola has already promised to roll out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this device during the Q3 of 2012. Now, the wait is finally over for the Motorola Droid 4 owners.

Verizon recently started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the Droid 4 smartphone in the US. The latest update enables global roaming and brings new features such as face unlock, customizable launch bar, direct access lock screen, data usage monitor, enhanced notifications window, recent apps feature, improved settings and much more. Check out the complete changelog after the break.

Changelog:

Enhancements/ Application Updates:

  • Device is enabled for Global Roaming.
  • Integration of new version of Backup Assistant Plus.
  • Mobile IM has been removed.
  • Color for Facebook application is preloaded

Email / Messaging:

  • Improved Stability and connectivity with Email.
  • Successfully download and save ringtones.

Stability and Performance Improvements:

  • Mobile Hotspot – Improved connectivity.
  • Reduced device resets and power cycling.
  • Camera quality has been improved for better pictures.
  • Improved My Gallery performance.
  • Voice Mail Notification shows the correct of unread messages.

User Interface:

  • Updated Mobile Hotspots Icon.
  • Visual Voice Mail shortcut on home screen changed to a standard voicemail shortcut.
  • Clear Contact pictures are displayed for phonebook contacts.

The latest update is numbered 6.16.217.XT894 and it can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air). The size of the update is 360 MB. You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device. To learn more, check out this PDF file.

HTC One X Gets The Android 4.0.4 Update

HTC One X is the company’s most powerful smartphone till date. This handset originally runs on the Android 4.0.3 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Operating System. HTC has recently announced a new software update for this device. Before you get too excited, let me tell you that, it is not the much-awaited Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) update you’ve been waiting for. The latest update will upgrade the handset to the Android 4.0.4 OS and bumps the UI to Sense 4.1.

Instead of opening the multi-tasking grid in Sense, the recent apps key will now open context menu inside non ICS apps such as Facebook. You can also open the multitasking menu just by long-pressing the recent app key. This update not only brings the general stability improvements to the device, but also enhances the camera capabilities such as white balance and continuous autofocus.

Apart from the changes mentioned above, you can expect enhancements to memory, platform stability and improved overall browsing experience. The company has also added a single sign-on feature for Facebook, which will allow the users to access Facebook in multuple apps and browsers. The latest upgrade to Beats audio is touted to provide an authentic sound experience.

Earlier this week, AT&T has already rolled out this update for the HTC One X. Now, the owners of the international variant will start receiving the Android 4.0.4 update. The size of the update is 148 MB and it will be available via Over-The-Air (OTA). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update.

AT&T LG Nitro HD To Get Android 4.0 ICS Update On July 31

Last year, LG launched the powerful Nitro HD smartphone exclusively for the AT&T subscribers in the US. It was the carrier’s first device to feature a 720p HD screen. LG Nitro HD was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. The owners of this device finally has a reason to cheer, since the much awaited Android 4.0 update will soon hit your device.

AT&T recently announced that the LG Nitro HD will get the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update starting from July 31. It will also replace the old UI with the LG’s new Optimus 3.0 user interface, which allows you to unlock the phone by swiping anywhere on the screen. It also brings additional display customization such as using your own photos as icons and shortcut images and the addition of a “Download” category in the menu for easier organization. Check out the complete changelog below.

Changelog:

  • New lock screen actions let you conveniently jump directly to a specific application without unlocking the homescreen.
  • The redesigned Gallery App and Photo Editor makes it easier to manage, show, and share photos and videos than ever before.
  • An updated home screen folder and favorites tray that lets you group your apps and shortcuts logically by simply dragging one onto another.
  • Enhanced multitasking capabilities let you instantly navigate from one task to another by leveraging a list in the System Bar that includes thumbnail images of all recently used apps. Just tap the thumbnail to resume using that app.
  • Improved text input with an updated keyboard that supports faster text input and more accurate entries with better error correction and word suggestions.
  • An app that helps you easily monitor your data usage.
  • Face Unlock, a new screen-lock option that intelligently unlocks your device using facial recognition software.

This update will be available from July 31st via OTA (Over-The-Air). You can also manually update your phone, just by connecting you phone to the computer and then using the LG Mobile Phone Support tool. It is advised to backup all your data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone.

Sprint Announces Android 4.0 ICS Update For HTC EVO 3D And EVO Design 4G

Last year, Sprint launched the HTC’s first 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D. This handset allows you to record 2D videos in full HD (1080p) and 3D videos in HD (720p), thanks to its 5 megapixel dual cameras. HTC EVO 3D was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. HTC has already started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the international variant. However, the HTC EVO 3D owners on Sprint were left behind.

Sprint finally announced the Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO 3D smartphone. This update will bring the usual ICS goodies along with numerous enhancements and new features. Sprint has also confirmed the Android 4.0 update for the HTC EVO Design 4G smartphone. If you own one of these devices, then check out the complete changelog below.

htc evo 3d

Changelog:

  • A refined, evolved user interface that is simple, beautiful and useful
  • Face Unlock: use state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to unlock your phone with a smile
  • Redesigned camera app which introduces scenes like Panorama and effects such as Vignette, Depth of Field, Vintage and Posterize
  • Web browser now lets you sync Google Chrome bookmarks, request full desktop versions of sites and see your open tabs in a new layout
  • People: browse friends, family and coworkers, see their photos in high-resolution and check their latest status updates from Google+
  • Improved keyboard with incredibly accurate typing, an inline spell checker and improved copy and paste support
  • Redesigned Gmail app that lets you swipe between conversations to catch up quickly and search for emails even without a data connection
  • Google+ integration that lets you hangout and video chat with up to 10 friends using your front-facing camera

HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G owners will get this update starting from early-August. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. Even though, HTC EVO 3D and EVO Design 4G won’t get the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update, the owners of these handset will at least have something better than nothing.

Samsung Galaxy S II Gets The Android 4.0.4 Update

Samsung Galaxy S II is the predecessor of the recently launched Galaxy S III smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased last year at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2011 in Barcelona. Earlier this year, Samsung Galaxy S II won “The Best Smartphone Of The Year” award by GSMA. Samsung managed to sell more than 20 million units of this device in just 10 months. The Samsung Galaxy S II was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS, which was the latest version of Android at the time of launch. During the end of 2011, Google announced the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and Samsung promised to roll out this update in early 2012.

Samsung Galaxy S II finally received the much awaited Android 4.0 ICS update for the first time in March. This update was available only for the unlocked international variant of Galaxy S II in the European region. Two months later, the update was rolled out in other countries including Australia and India. The carrier locked Galaxy S II variant in the US was the last to receive this update in June.

The last update was based on the Android 4.0.3. However, Samsung has started rolling out a new software update for the Samsung Galaxy S II in Russia. The latest firmware update is numbered I9100XWLPM and it bumps the handset to the latest Android 4.0.4 OS. This update is currently available only for the international variant of Galaxy S II. This update does not bring any major changes. However, the owners of this device are reporting some additional Russian apps.

You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. On the other hand, you can also connect your device to your computer and check for the update using the Samsung Kies software. This update will be rolled out to other region in the coming months.

International Galaxy S III Gets The Second OTA Update

The Samsung Galaxy S III is the company’s latest flagship device which needs no introduction. This handset is the successor of the highly popular Samsung Galaxy S II smartphone. This device was announced and launched in most of the Asian and European markets in May 2012. The Samsung Galaxy S III is already available for AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile customers in the US, while the Verizon and US Cellular subscribers will have to wait for a few days.

Last month, Samsung rolled out the first software update for its flagship handset. There wasn’t any noticeable changes, but the update brought some stability and performance improvements. Now, the manufacturer is rolling out the second software update for this device. However, this update will be available only for the international variant of Galaxy S III. If you have recently purchased this device from your favorite carrier on contract, then you are out of luck.

The Samsung Galaxy S II has the option to change the screen brightness just by holding the notification bar for a second and moving it to left to decrease or right to increase the brightness. Sadly, this option was missing in the company’s latest flagship device. After receiving complaints of auto brightness not working properly on the Galaxy S III, the company has rolled out a new update which solves this problem.

The latest update brings a new widget which lets you toggle automatic brightness. It also allows you to manually adjust the brightness using a slider. Apart from these changes, the new software update comes with extra sound icons in the device options menu for silent, vibrate and normal, improved AccuWeather widget, additional digital clock widget and so on.

The size of the update is 72.68 MB and the build number is I9300XXLFB. This update is available only via Over-The-Air (OTA). If you do not get this update on your smartphone, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. It might take some days for the update to be available in your region. On the other hand, carrier branded Galaxy S III will have to wait for few weeks, until the testing is done.

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LG Prada 3.0 Gets The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Last year, LG unveiled the first smartphone in the Prada series, the LG Prada 3.0. This handset originally runs on the Android 2.3.7 (Gingerbread) Operating System. LG has already promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update during the Q2 of 2012. However, it got delayed due to some unknown reason. Now, the carrier unlocked variant of LG Prada 3.0 in Germany and Italy has started receiving the much-awaited Android 4.0 ICS update. If you own this device, check out the complete changes and new features below.

The latest update comes with some usability improvements and applications multitasking, Face Recognition (Face Unlock), mobile data management, improved text input and spell checking, improved menu structure, home screen folders, system bar enhancements, advanced voice input, improved email and web browsing, re-sizable widgets, improved battery life and much more.

The latest update bumps the LG Prada 3.0 Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS. Sadly, this update is not available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will need to manually update your phone, just by connecting you phone to the computer and then using the LG Mobile Phone Support tool. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone.

This update is currently available only in Germany and Italy. LG Prada 3.0 owners in other region are expected get this update before the end of this month. If you find any new features after updating your device, then do let us know in the comments section below. To learn more about the update procedure, head over to this page.

HTC EVO 3D Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Last year, HTC launched its first 3D smartphone, the HTC EVO 3D. This handset allows you to record 2D videos in full HD (1080p) and 3D videos in HD (720p), thanks to its 5 megapixel dual cameras. HTC EVO 3D was shipped with the Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. Back in March, HTC has promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for 16 smartphones, including the HTC EVO 3D.

HTC has already rolled out the Android 4.0 update in the Europe, Middle East and Africa region. However, the EVO 3D owners in India were still waiting to get their hands on the Android 4.0 OS. Now, we have good news for the folks in India. HTC India recently tweeted that the company has started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for this unique smartphone in India.

The latest update brings the Sense 3.6 UI, system bar enhancements, lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked, re-sizeable widgets, data usage controls, advanced voice and text input, improved menu structure, face unlock, home screen folders, improved battery life, improved text input and spell checking and much more.

The size of the update is 300 MB and it bumps the HTC EVO 3D to 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You will be automatically notified when the update is available for your device. If you have not received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. If you have already received this update, then let us know in the comments section below.

HTC Sensation XL Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update In India

Last year, HTC launched a powerful smartphone in its popular Sensation family, the HTC Sensation XL. It is the company’s first smartphone to sport the Beats Audio tag. The HTC Sensation XL was bundled with the amazing Beats Audio headphones. However, the device was shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. HTC has already promised to roll out the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for 16 smartphones, including the HTC Sensation XL. This was definitely a relief for the owners of this device.

Last month, HTC rolled out the Android 4.0 ICS update in Romania and other European countries. However, the Sensation XL owners in India were eagerly waiting to get their hands on the latest version of the Android OS. Now, the wait has finally come to an end. HTC India recently tweeted that the company has started rolling out the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the HTC Sensation XL in India.

The latest update brings the Sense 3.6 UI, system bar enhancements, re-sizeable widgets, lock screen actions including pull down notifications and adjust volume while device is locked, data usage controls, face unlock, home screen folders, improved battery life, improved text input and spell checking, advanced voice and text input, improved menu structure and much more.

HTC Sensation XL owners can download and install the update directly from the phone using Wi-Fi. You should also make sure that your battery has at least 50% charge. It is also advised to backup all your data before updating the device. If you have already received this update or if you find something new, please let us know in the comments section below.

Motorola Droid Razr And Droid Razr Maxx Gets The Android 4.0 ICS Update

Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx was launched exclusively for the Verizon subscribers in the US. Both the handsets were shipped with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS. Verizon and Motorola has already promised the Android 4.0 ICS update for these smartphones. Now, after waiting for months, Verizon Wireless finally rolled out the much awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the powerful Motorola Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx smartphones.

The Android 4.0 update will be rolled out in batches. It might take some days for the update to be available on your smartphone. The latest update comes with a new home screen which includes a customizable launch bar, enhanced notifications window, direct access lock screen, data usage monitor, recent apps feature, improved settings and much more. Check out the complete changelog below.

motorola droid razr maxx

Changelog:

Application/Feature Updates:

  • Device is enabled for Global Roaming. Now take advantage of voice and data services in over 220 countries worldwide.
  • New versions of the following applications have been added:
  1. Backup Assistant Plus
  2. SMARTACTIONS
  3. Newer versions of Google Mobile Services Applications with Enhanced Features
  4. Video Calling Portal
  5. Verizon Apps Store
  • Faster Browser, Enhanced experience with Visual Tabs and ability to view desktop version of web sites.

Stability and Performance Improvements:

  • Improved Bluetooth Audio Quality while listening to Music
  • Improvements to the Mobile Hotspot performance.
  • Enhanced Email Experience with quick response options, improved auto correction & search options
  • Reorganized and easier to navigate settings menu, including toggles for airplane mode, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth.

The latest update is numbered 6.16.211.XT912 and it bumps the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx to Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). You should make sure that your device is not rooted and has at least 50% or more battery before updating the device. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the Droid Razr and Droid Razr Maxx smartphones. To learn more, head over to this page.

Sony Xperia S Gets The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Update

Earlier this year, Sony announced the stunning Xperia S smartphone. This handset was announced and showcased at the Consumer Electronics show (CES) 2012 in Las Vegas. It is the first smartphone in the new Sony Xperia NXT series. Sony Xperia S comes with 4.3 inch HD display, 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8260 dual-core processor, 12 megapixel camera with full HD (1080p) video recording, NFC (Near Field Communication) and much more. However, most of smartphone buyers were disappointed because Sony shipped this amazing smartphone with the old Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System.

sony xperia s

Sony already announced that Xperia S will get the much-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update between late May and early June. However, the update got delayed due to some unknown reasons. Now, Sony has finally started rolling out the Android 4.0 ICS update for the first smartphone of Sony Xperia NXT series.

Apart from the new features found in Ice Cream Sandwich, this update brings some enhanced apps such as the Walkman, Album and Movies which increase the media capabilities of the Xperia S smartphone. The Walkman app uses the company’s audio technology and social features to help you discover music your friends like and share your personal favorites, while the Album app allows you to sort your photos and videos more quickly and easily.

The size of the update is 200 MB. This update will be available via OTA (Over-The-Air). Alternatively, you can also update your Xperia S manually, just by connecting your device to the computer and use the Sony’s Bridge software. It is advised to backup all you data before updating the device. You should also make sure that, the battery is fully charged before updating your phone. This update might take some days to reach all the region and carrier-specific variants. Have you received this update yet? Let us know in the comments section below.

Samsung Exhibit II 4G Gets The Android 2.3.6 Update

Last year, Samsung launched the Android powered Samsung Exhibit II 4G smartphone. This handset is exclusively available for the T-Mobile subscribers in the US. Samsung Exhibit II 4G is the successor of the popular Samsung Exhibit 4G smartphone. It was originally shipped with the Android 2.3.3 (Gingerbread) Operating System. It was later updated to the Android 2.3.5 OS.

Now, T-Mobile is rolling out a new update for the Samsung Exhibit II 4G smartphone. This update does not brings the Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS. However, the latest update is numbered T679UVLE1 and it bumps the device to Android 2.3.6 OS. It also re-brands the smartphone from Samsung Exhibit II 4G to Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G. Check out the complete changelog below.

samsung exhibit ii 4g

Changelog:

New Features:

  • Re-brand to Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 4G

Improvements:

  • Google Security Fix
  • Device stability improvements
  • Wi-Fi Calling audio improvements
  • Camera app improvements
  • Swype corporate email improvements

The size of the update is just 33 MB. This update can be easily downloaded via OTA (Over-The-Air) and KIES. If you still haven’t received the update, then just go to Home > Applications > Settings > About Device > System updates and check for the update. This update will be available till June 15, 2012. To learn more, head over to this page.