HTC Thunderbolt MIUI Port Now Has Working Data and SMS

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HTC Thunderbolt owners are about to start salivating. The MIUI ROM port for is one step closer to being official for the phone. MIUI as you already know, can work on any phone including the Thunderbolt. Developers have been hard at work ensuring the Thunderbolt port of the ROM works properly before releasing to the general public. There have been various kinks and issues during the development, such as data and SMS not working properly. It certainly hasn’t taken much time to address the issues as it was announced on Twitter that “data and SMS are fully working”. This is indeed exciting news, especially considering that it shouldn’t be much longer before the ROM is released for Thunderbolt owners. Look out for the MIUI for the HTC Thunderbolt to be available any day now.

[via Twitter]

Sprint Begins Gingerbread Push for Samsung Epic 4G

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Today, Sprint plans on kicking off a slow Gingerbread rollout for the Samsung Epic 4G. The plans are to update only about 3 percent of devices on the first day (today) to try and avoid the major issues seen during the Froyo update. Sprint will continue the slow rollout over the next 8 days, until all handsets are updated.

You can expect all the usual goodies that come with Android 2.3, and the change log includes:

  • Airrave notification fixes
  • SMS area code fix
  • PRL and Profile update fix
  • EAS HTML Tagging fix
  • Bluetooth headset quality fix
  • Lock screen date fix

If at any time you dismiss the update notification or you just want to see if it’s available to you yet, press: Settings–> Menu–> About Phone–> System Update. The build number should be EI22. Jump past the break to see an image of the official update document.

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[Download] Galaxy Nexus Full System Dump Including Boot, Recovery Image

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Looks like there is more good news for prospective Galaxy Nexus owners as our pals over at MoDaCo has a little treat for us that many of you will be happy to see. We are getting access to a full system dump from the Galaxy Nexus’ ICL23D build.

There should be a little something for everyone: apps, ringtones and wallpapers for the basic users and everything else including the boot recovery images for you dev types. It’s very likely that this won’t be the build that makes it into retail devices but if it’s just the multimedia your after, there shouldn’t be an issue. Add this to the recently discovered root method and we’re all set! Hit the source below for details and download links.

[via MoDaCo]

Android 2.3 Gingerbread is Now on 44 Percent of Android Devices

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Google has recently released its latest Android distribution figures, and Android 2.3 Gingerbread is now on  43.9 percent of all Android devices, almost 5 percent more than last month.

This is the first time we have seen Gingerbread on more devices than Android 2.2 Froyo, which has dropped about 5 percent from last months 45.3 percent to this months 40.7 percent.

The data was harvested based on the number of Android devices which accessed the Android Market over a two-week period that ended on 3 November. If you want to see the full details from the report, hit the link below.

Which OS is your Android Device running on?

[via Google]

Android 3.1 Update Ready forSony Google TV Blu-Ray Player

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In case you haven’t heard, Google is finally rolling out the Android 3.1 update to all Google TV devices. Sony branded units are among the first to get the treat and today, we have another Sony product to add to the list.

The Honeycomb update is all ready for those of you who own a Sony Google TV Blu-Ray player and it’s just waiting for you to download. If you have the device and haven’t received the update yet, head into Settings –> About –> System Updates. From there you should be able to manually push some Honeycomb lovin’ onto your device. Enjoy!

[via DroidLife]

Verizon Begins to Roll-Out Gingerbread Update for OG 7-inch Galaxy Tab

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Today, Verizon begins officially rolling out the Gingerbread update to OG 7-inch Galaxy Tab’s. It was only a last week that we got the update announcement and here we are a few short days later and Big Red delivers.

If you own a 7- inch GTab and have yet to receive the OTA update you can try and push the Gingerbread treat to your device yourself. To do so, you just need to press Menu –> Settings –> About Tablet –> System Updates. From there you will see if the i800.E104 version is available to you yet. If it’s not, try again later because roll outs can take a while to reach all devices so if your GTab isn’t among the first group than you should see it fairly soon.

For a recap, jump past the break for a full changelog. If you get the update be sure to let us know how you’re liking it! » Read the rest

Google TV 2.0 Already Pushing Out to Select Sony Products

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Wow, that was fast! As we reported last week, Google planned to start pushing out the Android 3.1 update to Sony branded Internet TV boxes and televisions starting this week. Today, select Sony devices have already received the update, unleashing multiple new features for the Google TV experience.

Although Logitech boxes are further down the roll-out schedule, today I was sent an email reassuring me that my Revue box would not be forgotten about:

Hello,

Thank you for having purchased a Google TV product with the initial version of our software.

We’re excited to send you this advance notice about a number of software improvements that will soon be coming to your device through an automatic update. The update is rolling out over the next few weeks. » Read the rest

Samsung Galaxy S Gets Alpha Ice Cream Sandwich Build

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The next phone on the list to get an unofficial upgrade appears to be the Samsung Galaxy S. Two MIUI developers decided to take a break from MIUI in order to port Android 4.0 to the Galaxy S. And guess what? They were successful. And by successful, I mean very little is working and it is so unstable that they haven’t even released it to the public yet. But hey, you gotta start somewhere, right? Developers only really have the option to make half baked versions of ICS because Google has released the Source Code yet (just the SDK). But if you want an early build of ICS on your Galaxy S, stay tuned!

[via xda]

LG Clears up Optimus 2X/G2X Android 4.0 Update Rumors

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Yesterday, we reported that the LG Optimus 2X and G2X would not actually be candidates for the Android 4.o Ice Cream Sandwich update. Well, it looks like the rumor mill jumped the gun on this one as LG sent word to our buddies over at Android and Me explaining the official plan for the devices.

Apparently LG is still in testing, determining whether or not the devices are physically capable of running the new OS. Even if they can operate under Android 4.0, LG’s main concern is that the user experience is a good one. We consumers can appreciate that, right? We apologize for misleading you and will let you know when we hear more.

[via Android and Me]

HTC Rolling Out Desire S Updates – Includes Android 2.3.5, HTC Sense 3.0

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Our friends over at Eurodroid are reporting good news for HTC Desire S owners. Over the past couple weeks people have been receiving OTA updates that include Android 2.3.5 and Sense 3.0. This newer version of Sense features a redesigned 3D launcher, new lock screen and other cool enhancements.

Word has it that unbranded Desire S owners in the UK, along with owners of Vodafone, T-Mobile, O2 and Orange devices have begun to receive the updates already. So if you are the owner of a Desire S keep a look out and remember, to see if you have an update waiting, press Menu –> Settings –> About Phone –> Software Update. If nothing is there yet be patient, roll outs can take a while sometimes.

[via Eurodroid]