Samsung to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich update to tablet line

Though a little late, Samsung has finally rolled out its OS updates to their Galaxy line of tablets.

According to TechRadar, Samsung has informed them that “Samsung UK can confirm the roll out of the Android 4.0 ice cream sandwich update for the Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus WiFi and Galaxy Tab 10.1 WiFi devices is live. Any further updates for the Galaxy Tab range will be announced in due course.”

If you own a Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 and Galaxy tab 7.0, then you can upgrade your operating system by connecting your device to your desktop or laptop computers and use the Kies desktop software or you can directly download the update to tablet via over-the-air.

Unfortunately, the Ice Cream Sandwich update is only currently applicable to UK residents with US possibly coming very soon.

A lot of individuals have questioned Samsung as to their slow update progress. Other tablet manufacturers have even began rolling out new tablets powered by Google’s latest Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS.

Techradar adds that Samsung has already rolled out Android 4.1 Jelly Bean updates to their Galaxy Nexus HSPA+ and Nexus S device. The Korean tech giant said that they will announce further updates to their other tablets in due time.

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ZTE powers up with the ZTE Grand X

Chinese company ZTE ,which was embroiled in a scandal a few years ago with one South East Asian nation, is targeting world domination in their bid to keep step with other smartphone manufacturers. And they hope that their ZTE Grand X would work magic in their hopes and dreams to be a force in the smartphone market.

The ZTE Grand X comes with the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor.

ZTE’s latest entry to the smartphone market can’t keep pace with the likes of Samsung Galaxy S3 and the iPhone. What you’ll be receiving if you buy the ZTE Grand X is an admirable performing device that is light on the pocket.

The ZTE Grand X has a 9.9mm chassis and weighs at 110 grams.

The microSD slot of the device was designed in a way that you need not remove the battery to remove the microSD memory.

The 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor is what makes this device great.

There is no other device out there that belongs to the mid-range smartphone market that packs the same processor.

Unfortunately, according to TechRadar, when they test the ZTE Grand X, the device crashed three times on separate occasions.

At any rate, are you willing to buy the ZTE Grand X?

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No Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade for Sony Xperia Play

Bad news for Xperia Play owners, as Sony said that they will not be upgrading the PlayStation phone’s OS to the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

According to a blog post by Sony, “After extensive in-house testing with our developer teams and working with our partners, we have concluded that a consistent and stable experience, particularly with gaming, cannot be guaranteed for this smartphone on Ice Cream Sandwich. Therefore, we will not make the Android 4.0 upgrade available for Xperia Play.”

This comes to light after Sony said that they will be upgrading all their smartphones released last year with the latest Ice Cream Sandwich.

The company says that they’ve excluded the Xperia Play from the upgrade because developers, testers and game content providers had the same feedback after they tested the beta version of Xperia Play smartphones with Android 4.0 OS installed on it.

Sony added, “Our priority has and always will be, to provide the best possible user experience on Xperia smartphones. In this insctance the ICS upgrade would have compromised stability, where we look to ensure a quality gaming experience with games optimized and developed for Xperia Play.”

Other Sony devices such as Xperia arc S, Xperia ray and Xperia V already got their upgrades last month and will soon have the latest Android 4.0.4 version soon.

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