Motorola DROID Bionic Software Update Version 6.7.2233 Leaks Out, Includes Android 4.0.4 Glory

 

Good news for you Motorola DROID Bionic owners. While Motorola and Verizon has owners of the device playing the waiting game for the official ICS update due later in the year, a leaked software version 6.7.2233 update has leaked for the smartphone which includes the latest Android 4.0.4 version and is ready for those who are fearless and ready to get a taste of that Holo goodness. The phone is already smooth with Gingerbread 2.3, but while this leaked is not official— reports are coming in that it’s super smooth and amazing.

While the update seems to be working fine for those who’ve successfully flashed the update to their devices, actually flashing the update certainly looks rather intimidating for beginners and is probably not for the faint of heart. Still, having ICS on the Bionic is definitely worth it in the end. If you’re an owner and are interested in getting a bite out of the 4.0.4 sandwich, hit the break in order to see the source link as well as video of the update in action. Read more

Verizon Posts RAZR / RAZR MAXX ICS Support Document, Update Looming

For those of you DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX owners out there, it looks like the 7 month wait for ICS is about to come to an end. Verizon just decided it was time to post the device’s ICS support document and that could only mean the update is merely days away. It’s starting to look like the previously rumored dates of June 22 and 27th are becoming more and more likely as the details continue to flow in.

The ICS build number for the RAZR and RAZR MAXX will be 6.16.211 and will indeed include global roaming like we had previously mentioned. Also to be expected in the long overdue update is a new Smart Actions app, video calling and the Android 4.0.4 version of Motorola Blur. It looks like Blur will be much less intrusive this time around and should have additional features that should make any RAZR owner happy. Head to the source link below to see the full scoop before Big Red starts pushing out the update. It looks as though you will have a bunch of new goodies you should familiarize yourself with. Go on, check it out!

source: Verizon

 

Sony Xperia S Is Next In Line To Get Ice Cream Sandwich Treatment

Sure it’s been a while since Ice Cream Sandwich has been out, but at least more and more devices are (finally) being updated to the latest Android 4.0.4 software. Sony announced through its blog that its Xperia S smartphone is next in line to get the software makeover. It will gradually roll out the software starting today and promises to bring a host of goodies for Xperia S owners. On the ICS side, users will be treated to items such as an improved lock screen (which includes Facial unlock) and resizable widgets. On the Sony software side— users will be treated to things like the WALKMAN app, which blends Sony’s audio technology with social intergration (think Facebook or Twitter) and the Movies app— which allows users of the device to have the ability to take advantage of the phone’s screen and hardware to stream movies in high quality audio/video.

The update is pretty hefty— coming in at around 200MB or so. But hey, the end result will make everything worth it… believe us. Keep in mind if you’re on a carrier-branded version of the Xperia S, you may need to wait a while before you see that long-awaited upgrade notification on your phone.

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ICS for the HTC Rezound could be close as HTC tells us it’s available only to pretend they didn’t

Yesterday HTC posted that the Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Rezound was available. We knew something had to be up since there wasn’t any news about an over-the-air update. Apparently it was a little premature as they quickly pulled it. This should mean that they are close to finally releasing it. For whatever it’s worth the build they acknowledged (Version 3.14.605.10 710RD) is the same as the RUU version that’s been available for a about a week now.

source: htc (now pulled)

Amazon Appstore Finally Launching in Europe This Summer

Earlier this month we reported that the Amazon Appstore may finally expand itself past American shores. Well we can finally confirm that it will indeed find its way to several European countries this summer. I know it has been frustrating for many European Android users to not be able to use the Amazon Appstore and take advantage for what it has to offer. But with the emergence of the Kindle Fire it would be a huge mistake if Amazon were to not take advantage of expanding it. Amazon is currently eyeing the UK, Germany, France, Italy, and Spain as the first to use their appstore with more “in the near future.” Any of our European readers out there excited for this? Or bothered that it took this long?

Full press release after the break:

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New Swype Update Includes 4-In-1 Keyboard And Next Word Prediction

One of the best keyboard alternatives in the game has just gotten a substantial update. The biggest item on its agenda was the addition of word prediction— and Swype has successfully achieved that. Swype has included something called Next Word Prediction which you guessed it: gets smarter based off a user’s historical usage. This technology is based off Nuance’s own XT9 standard and adapts to how a user communicates. In addition, Swype has included a new voice-text dictionary sync which allows you to add both text and speech to an internal database— which further helps with users being able to communicate better with others. Some of the other tidbits featured in the new update include the ability to download over 55 languages and a brand-spankin’ new 4-in-1 keyboard, which includes the ability to allow users to type words by drawing letters and numbers using their fingertips.

The new version is available as a beta now, so interested parties will want to hit the source link in order to test out the new updates, but first you’ll want to hit past the break and check out the full presser.

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Samsung Set To Roll Out Android 4.0 Updates For Galaxy Tab Tablets By August

 

Here’s some news to make some Samsung Galaxy Tab owners happy. News just got out that Samsung plans on pushing out the coveted Android 4.0 update for its tablets starting next month and into the month of August. The Galaxy Tab models confirmed to receive the update are:

  • GT-P6210 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI
  • GT-P6200 Galaxy Tab Plus 7.0 WIFI + 3G
  • GT-P6810 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI
  • GT-P6800 Galaxy Tab 7.7 WIFI + 3G
  • GT-P7310 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI
  • GT-P7300 Galaxy Tab 8.9 WIFI + 3G
  • GT-P7510 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI
  • GT-P7500 Galaxy Tab 10.1 WIFI + 3G

According to an anonymous source, in addition to receiving the usual tidbits found in Ice Cream Sandwich, those Galaxy Tab users will have the pleasure of also looking forward to improved battery life and speed of the devices. Sounds like a good thing is about to get a smidge better folks. Happy days for you Galaxy Tab owners!

source: SamMobile

Original DROID Incredible Gets An Update

Well, isn’t this a nice surprise for users of Verizon’s original DROID Incredible? Verizon just approved a new update for the two-year old device. Update 4.08.605.15 fixes the following:

Device Features, Improvements & Fixes

  • Record and send a Visual Voice Mail to up to 10 recipients while seeing all parties in a list.
  • Improvements made in Bluetooth® Car connectivity.

Applications & Widgets

  • Resolved issue where purchased Verizon App ringtones could not be saved to the device.

We have to give HTC and Verizon a hand for continuing to support older devices. The update should be on its way very soon. Hit the source link for details.

source: verizon