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One of the very basic and key features missing in the earlier versions of the Android (i.e., Gingerbread) was the ability to quickly take screenshots and save them. This was a very noticeable omission and users had to resort to install 3rd party tools to get this functionality. And many of these tools required the root privileges on the device for the proper functioning. Fortunately for us Google has removed this limitation in the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich as it allows to take the screenshots using a quick key press combination which not requires any 3rd party tool Read More >

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Many advanced Android users love to play around and tinker with their device. The best option for these users is to first root the device and then experience the vast possibilities that become available afterwards. One of the annoyances with Samsung Galaxy SII (S2) after you flash a custom kernel or firmware (i.e., for rooting purposes) is that it increases the custom flash counter and a dreaded large warning triangle appears on the screen during the booting process. This custom flash counter is believed to be used for the warranty purposes and not effects the device functionality in any way. Read More >

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Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been available for quite some time now in the market and is of course one of the best Android phones money can buy right now. In particular, if you want to get the stock look&feel of the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in all its glory. Being the first official phone to ship with the Android 4.0 helped Galaxy Nexus to generate a lot of buzz around the media both before and after its release. If you are one lucky guy who has the ownership of this phone then the first thing you would like to Read More >

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If you are a proud owner of the very powerful recently released Asus Transformer Primer based on the NVidia Tegra 3, you will be happy to know that latest Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 update is now available for it! According to the early impressions from Engadget this update does bring a number enhancements in particular the performance department. For example, the internet browser is far more snappier and faster now. Some website that used to take around 20 seconds to load now loaded in around 6 seconds which is a vast improvement. Also the navigation around the loaded webpages seems Read More >

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Amazon Kindle Fire had an amazing holiday season with millions of units in sale bringing it to be most successful Android tablet only second to the mighty iPad series from Apple in overall standings. Of course, a lot of this can be attributed to the strong marketing, publicity and hype buildup from Amazon but the fact cannot be denied that Kindle Fire is one heck of a tablet for just $199 that you need to shell out to get your hand on it. You get a powerful 7-inch Android tablet with tightly integrated Amazon echo system with dual-core SoC under Read More >

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MIUI is one of the most popular Android open-source distributions joining the ranks of the CyanogenMod. MIUI is known for the clear similarities to the Apple iOS in some visual look&feel. By itself its also a slim OS and performs really good on most Android devices. It also includes customized apps for the Music, Camera and Gallery apps etc. There are a lot of themes available for the MIUI as well. These days with the growing popularity its available on almost all well-known Android devices. With the release of the Ice Cream Sandwich AOSP now developers are in the process Read More >

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Long awaited CyanogenMod 9 based on Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 is available for the Samsung Galaxy SII. However, it must be noted that this is a very early build of the CM9 and its under heavy development. According to the developers stable version of CM9 for the SGSII will be available in January 2012 at the earliest. As a result this build should be flashed by only the most adventurous users out there who want to get the feel of CM9 on their Galaxy S2 device. Its based on the latest AOSP sources and some other  useful tweaks. Here are Read More >

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HP TouchPad has been long discontinued by HP and back then was released for a fire sale at an unbelievable price tag of $99. This forced many tablet fans to rush and buy these devices that couldn’t afford the more expensive tablets from the likes of Apple and Samsung etc. Inventory quickly emptied. Despite the fact that HP released it at such a low price to clear its stock HP TouchPad is a very capable device and supports a powerful dual core Snapdragon S3 processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, 16 GB or 32GB internal memory, a 1.3 MP camera, Adreno Read More >

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Now the good news for the Nexus S owners is is the official availability of the Android 4.0.3 based Ice Cream Sandwich firmware. This was for the most part expected as Google devices were for sure going to get the ICS firmware upgrade with the highest priority. You can download it right now from this link and then flash it from the recovery mode. Flashing of this official Ice Cream Sandwich firmware for the Nexus S is not difficult.

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As of now almost all Android users are waiting anxiously for the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update from their device manufacturer for their specific device. Only the proud owners of the shiny new Galaxy Nexus will be able to get it loaded by default on the device. If you can live with some bugs and instability then there are some pre-release versions of the ICS available for many popular devices such as Samsung Galaxy SII/S, some HTC devices among others as we have detailed in the past. However even the unofficial community driven firmwares such as CM and MIUI Read More >

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