If you recall, the Droid Charge was one of the original 4G LTE devices on Verizon’s network, but it appeared to some users that it had become abandoned by Verizon, which hasn’t issued any updates for it in a while. However, the device is now due to receive an update in the near future to Android’s build FP8.
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Last week we caught wind of a soak test going out to Bionic users and speculated that it had to be Ice Cream Sandwich. Well… it was and it’s been approved by Verizon. You’ll now find the support documents for the Ice Cream Sandwich update located on Verizon’s support page which means a release is right around the corner. It’s pretty safe to say Bionic users have written off Motorola at this point, but perhaps a little Ice Cream Sandwich will ease the pain until they become eligible for an upgrade.
Motorola DROID Bionic owners don’t have much to be happy about these days but perhaps an Ice Cream Sandwich update will be enough of a refresh to get them through their contracts. Reports are coming in that Motorola has begun sending out emails to members of the Motorola Feedback Network, inviting them to take part in an upcoming soak test for the Bionic. While the invitation doesn’t specifically indicate that the software upgrade will be Android 4.0, there’s a high probability that it is.
Atrix 2 users woke up to a nice surprise today. AT&T has decided to finally treat Atrix 2 users to Ice Cream Sandwich. The update, which began today, will bump up Atrix 2 users from that tired ol’ Gingerbread and have their device feeling brand spanking new.
Honeycomb is on the verge of extinction as yet another Android tablet prepares to be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich. The Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 on Verizon has finally been approved for the update and users of the device should start to see it within the next week or so.
A bit of good news for Sony Xperia go, sola, and U users. Today, Sony began rolling out Android 4.0 to all three devices and plans to continue to do so globally, over the next few weeks. The update brings all of the great features of Ice Cream Sandwich along with a few new media applications and a “Glove Mode” for sola users.
Android 4.0 has made its mark on yet another device, this one being the Sony Xperia Ion for AT&T. This Ice Cream Sandwich update is ready for download, only problem is, you’ll need to download it from Sony. We really hate when they don’t offer an OTA but I guess it’s better than not getting it at all.
This next tip is specific to Android 4.0+ and the stock Android browser (not Chrome for Android). There are plenty of advantages and disadvantages to using the stock Android browser versus Chrome for Android. One advantage, many would argue, is the ability to use Quick controls. Quick controls for the Android browser were introduced in Android 4.0 and are exactly what the name implies — quick… controls.
The Ice Cream Sandwich pie slice is steadily growing as we continue to see updates being pushed out. Up next for its Ice Cream Sandwich treatment is the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 WiFi. Anyone rocking the 8.9-incher can head over to Settings > About Phone and check for an OTA. Otherwise, fire up your Kies software and it should be waiting for you.
Last week, Verizon gave the thumbs up to Ice Cream Sandwich for the Motorola DROID 4, and today, it’s ready for consumption. If you head into System > About Phone > System Updates, you should be able to pull the update and begin enjoying all the benefits of Android 4.0.4. The rollout just began today, so if it hasn’t hit your area yet, don’t freak out, you’ll get it soon enough.