CyanogenMod 9 launcher now available for Android 4.0.3 and up (Trebuchet)

Trebuchet

The developers behind the popular CyanogenMod version of Google Android have been including a custom version of the ADW Launcher app with their software for the past few years. But CyanogenMod 9 will be the first version of the team’s software to include a new launcher called Trebuchet. An early version is now available for download. You can install it on any phone or tablet… Read more »

This is what HTC Sense for Android 4.0 will look like

HTC Sense 3.5 for Android 4.0

HTC builds a custom user interface that runs on top of Android phones and tablets. It’s called Sense and it features a custom lock screen, custom widgets, settings menus, and other features. In the early days of Android, HTC Sense provided a little extra polish to an operating system that was rough around the edges. Now HTC is preparing to launch a new version of… Read more »

Android 4.0 now available for the Samsung Nexus S

Google Android 4.0

Google has started to push out Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for the Samsung Nexus S smartphone. The new software is designed for the GSM/UMTS versions of the phone and over the next few weeks users should receive notifications that an over-the-air update is available. But you don’t necessarily have to wait. The folks at xda-developers have found the official OTA update package and posted… Read more »

Adobe Flash Player 11 now supports Android 4.0

Adobe Flash Player 11

Adobe may be ending development of Flash Player for mobile devices, but the company had at least one more update planned… and today it’s available. Adobe Flash Player 11 for Android has been updated to support Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. You can grab the latest version from the Android Market. Up until this week Flash Player only officially supported Android 3.2 and earlier…. Read more »

Google Android 4.0 finally lets you take screenshots, no root or SDK required

Android 4.0 screenshots

While iPhone, iPhone, and iPod touch users have happily been capturing screenshots on their devices since day one, Google Android has never had a native screenshot feature — until now. The Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone is now shipping in the US, and GottaBeMobile’s KT Bradford notes that you can save a picture on the first Android 4.0 phone simply by holding down the power button… Read more »

Samsung adds TouchWiz to Android 4.0, makes it look like Android 2.3

Samsung Galaxy S II with Android 4.0

Samsung is apparently working on customizing Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for use on Samsung phones. The folks at SamMobile have obtained a leaked ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S II which includes a custom version of Android 4.0.1 with Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface. The app launcher and home screen look virtually identical to the ones for Samsung’s devices that run Android 2.3. In… Read more »

Android 4.0 coming to Motorola Devices… in 6 months or less

Motorola Defy ICS

Motorola has promised to release Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich software updates for some of the company’s latest smartphones. But it could be a while before we see Google’s latest software running on Motorola devices. The company spelled out some of the details involved in bringing new versions of Android to existing devices in a blog post today. Basically Motorola needs to: Optimize the software… Read more »

MIUI team starts developing custom ROMs with Android 4.0

MIUI 4

CyanogenMod isn’t the only custom version of Android that will soon incorporate Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich code. The MIUI team has also started working with Google’s latest open source operating system for phones and tablets. The key difference is that CyanogenMod software basically looks like the stock Android experience, while MIUI includes a vastly redesigned user interface with a custom home screen launcher, and… Read more »