Category Archive: Mobile

Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) for Samsung Galaxy S II Rolling Out Now

The long-awaited Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) update for Samsung Galaxy S II has started rolling out today.

The update is already available via Kies in several countries (more than just the few mentioned in the press release) and is 216.09 MB in size.

Official press release info:

“Samsung Electronics announced the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software upgrade for GALAXY SII. The upgrade will begin in European countries including Poland, Hungary, Sweden, as well as Korea today and gradually roll out to other markets”

Download Chrome for Android 4.0+ APK

Chrome for Android (Beta) has been released, but only for Android 4.0+ Ice Cream Sandwich, at least for the time being.

The download is available on the Android Market, but only in certain countries for now.

If you want to try Chrome on your 4.0 device but can’t find it in the Android Market, you can download the APK file and install it manually.

So, I’ve provided a mirror of the APK file for download:

Download the Chrome for Android APK

Please note that it requires a device running Android 4.0 or newer (aka ICS or Ice Cream Sandwich), plus an ARMv7 processor.

Dell Venue Pro Windows Phone 7 with QWERTY

Android Market Expands

“Support for paid application sales is now expanded to developers in 29 countries, with today’s additions of Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland and Taiwan.

In addition, Android Market users from 32 countries will be able to buy apps, with the addition of Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, India, Ireland, Israel, Mexico, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Sweden, and Taiwan. No action is necessary if you have targeted your paid apps to be available to “All Locations” and would like to launch in these additional countries. If you have not selected “All Locations” and would like to target these additional countries, or if you have selected “All Locations” and do not want to launch your apps in these additional buyer countries, please visit the Android Market publisher site regularly over the next two weeks to make the necessary adjustments as the new buyer countries launch.”

Android 2.2 Revealed: They Have Listened Well

This is an exciting release due to the impressive new features. The complete list of features, and more details for developers can be found on the Android Developers Blog.

Watch the demos shown during the Google I/O 2010 Keynote Speech (day 2) below:

Windows Phone 7 Revealed

Vice president of Microsoft and currently leading the Windows Phone team, Joe Belfiore is the man responsible for the user interfaces of Windows 95, XP and recently known for his work on the Zune platform. Today he revealed a change in the Windows Mobile platform with Windows Phone 7. Applications will be more tightly knit together than ever before, instead of living in their own little islands on the phone. In other words; less like a PC and more like a phone that actually can intermix information between different channels and applications. For instance, pictures and contacts integration with Facebook is only a touch away.

The feature low-down:

  • 4-point touch screen functionality in the hardware is required for standard operation
  • Simplified: A revamped start button leads to the Tile menu, which has a search function and a back-button
  • Limiting UI-customization to the built-in options available in the OS itself
  • No Adobe Flash support built-in, but Steve Ballmer was clear that they don’t mind Adobe at all – a kick towards Apple’s recent anti-Flash outbursts
  • Release before Christmas is guaranteed

So, let’s bench up for Christmas and hope they can impress us this time around, after the very disappointing Mobile 6.5.

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