HTC have finally confirmed that 16 devices from their current range of phones will receive an upgrade to Android 4.0. Read on to find out if your phone will be getting the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade.
It has been a long time coming, but HTC have finally confirmed the devices that’ll be getting the ICS update. Although it’s great to see that HTC have finally got round to committing to the upgrade on some devices, it’s a pity that it has taken so long. Plenty of devices have been left out, but here are all 16 devices that are expecting an upgrade to Android 4.0:Droid Incredible 2 by HTC HTC Amaze 4G HTC Desire S HTC Desire HD HTC EVO 3D HTC EVO Design 4G HTC Incredible S HTC Sensation HTC Sensation XL HTC Sensation XE HTC Rezound HTC Rhyme HTC Thunderbolt HTC Raider HTC Vivid
HTC expect the upgrades to start rolling out in the next couple of weeks. If you want to find out more about the ICS upgrade then why not take a look at our 5 reasons why it’s the best update yet.
You don’t have to wait for your phone to tell you that a new update is available for your app. Here’s a quick way of checking, and then updating an Android app.
Certain apps like Facebook and Twitter undergo several updates in a year, and it can be easy to lose track of them. Developers are constantly looking for ways to update their apps, and your phone may not alert you straight away that a new update is available. If you want to check to see if your favourite apps have an update waiting, then follow this quick tutorial to learn how to update an app.Open up Google Play
Open up Google Play on your Android device. Now press the options button on the top right of the app and select My Apps. Choose the update
You’ll now be shown all the updates that are available to your apps. Some of them can be done automatically and some may require you to change some settings, or update your details. Press on the app you want to update. Download the update
After choosing the app, you’ll be taken to the app’s official page. The layout will be similar to when you first downloaded the app, but instead of selecting Download, choose Update. The app will begin downloading and you’ll be shown a notification once it’s done.
The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is about to start rolling out to users around the world. Read on to find out when you’ll get it.
The long awaited Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Samsung Galaxy S II has begun rolling out in some parts of the world, and Samsung has confirmed that it will be available to users in the UK from 19 March.
Samsung said: “Samsung UK can confirm that the roll out of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) on Galaxy S II will be available from week commencing 19th March, however the availability of software upgrades in the UK will be dependent upon each network’s own software approvals process.”
This means that while users who bought their devices SIM-free should get the update on the 19th, those who bought through one of the UK’s networks may have to wait longer while the network checks the software (and maybe adds its own apps and bloatware as well). How long this takes varies from one network to another – it famously took Orange six months to release an OS update for the HTC Hero, although more typically it is between a week and a month.
Read our full thoughts on one of the best speakers around in our Bayan 7 review.
The Bayan 7 consists of a thick perspex plate with an 8-inch subwoofer in the centre of it. The rest of the speaker system is housed in the large, and heavy, square cube that’s attached. The perspex is a nice addition, and helps give the speaker something a bit different, but it’s prone to smudges and fingerprints so keep a cloth handy.
It’s a slightly odd shape that makes it a bit of a pain to move around, and it’s very weighty indeed. The weight can be accounted for by the steel frames which line the inside of the speaker housing, helping them to oscillate further.
Alongside the subwoofer, there are four other smaller speakers to help amplify the sound, and together they offer extremely loud, but crisp tunes. There are two docking ports for Apple products and around the back lies a connector for you to hook up your Android device.
Follow this Android tutorial to learn how to add widgets to your home screen.
One of the best thing about the majority of Android devices is the ability to customise them, with things like custom launchers. You can add various things to your home screens even when you’ve a custom launcher loaded on to it, and widgets are by far the most fun and creative thing you can add. Follow this tutorial to learn how to quickly add widgets to your home screen.Perform a long press
Perform a long press on any part of your home screen that is empty. On the ‘Add to screen’ menu that appears select the Widget option. Choose a widget
You’ll now be shown a menu with all the widgets you can choose to add to your screen. You may also discover that some of your downloaded apps have widgets you can use. Place the widget
After selecting the widget you can choose where you want to place it on your home screen. To move from screen to screen, simply scroll through them. If you want to move or remove the widget after its been placed, long press on it once again.