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Ice Cream Sandwich: Smartphones and Tablets Update List

Category : Tech News · (2) Comments · by Dec 31st, 2011


(Image Source: androidtapp.com)

Sony Ericsson

  End March/Early April 2012:
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia ray

  End April/Early May 2012:
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia Play
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia mini
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
    – Sony Ericsson Xperia active
    – Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

  Date to be schedule:
    – Sony Tablet S
    – Sony Tablet P

Official Statement:
  i) ICS coming to 2011 Xperia™ smartphones from end March/early April 2012
  ii) Android 4.0 for Sony Tablet



Samsung

  16th December:
    – Samsung Nexus S
        *Refer Here for Delayed news:
        i) Google Mobile Help Forum
        ii) Nexus S Ice Cream Sandwich update pushed back

  Q1 2012:
    – Samsung Galaxy S II
    – Samsung Galaxy Note

  Date to be schedule:
    – Nexus S 4G
    – Samsung S II LTE
    – Samsung Galaxy R
    – Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1
    – Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
    – Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
    – Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus

  For Samsung Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 7.0, refer to these news:
    – Galaxy S And Tab Will Probably Get Ice Cream Sandwich “Lite”
    – [단독]삼성電, 갤럭시S도 ICS 업그레이드 추진
    – It Looks Like Samsung’s ‘Value Pack’ Update For Galaxy S Phones Won’t Happen
    – Samsung Galaxy S Value Pack, New leak shows Face Unlock and More

Official Statement:
  i) Samsung Offers Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrade for GALAXY devices

  ii) Reason why Galaxy S and Galaxy Tab 7.0 not upgrade to ICS (Korean Language)


LG

  Q2 2012:
    – Prada Phone by LG 3.0
    – LG Optimus 2X
    – LG Optimus LTE
    – LG Optimus Sol
    – LG my Touch Q
    – LG Eclipse

  Q3 2012:
    – LG Optimus 3D
    – LG Optimus Black
    – LG Optimus Big
    – LG Optimus Q2
    – LG Optimus EX

Official Statement:
  i) Announcing the initial plan for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade
  ii) Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) OS Upgrade Schedule




(Image Source: blogs.sonyericsson.com)

Motorola

Early 2012:
    – Motorola Droid Razr

  Date to be schedule:
    – Motorola Droid Bionic
    – Motorola ATRIX 2
    – Motorola Droid Xyboard
    – Motorola Xoom
    – Motorola Xoom 2
    – Motorola Xoom 2 Media Edition

Official Statement:
  i) Motorola Update on Ice Cream Sandwich
  ii) Motorola Android Software Upgrade News



Asus

  Date to be schedule:
    – Asus Eee Pad Transformer
    – Asus Eee Pad Slider
    – Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime

Official Statement:
  i) ASUS United Kingdom Facebook Post
  ii) ASUS Facebook Post

  iii) ASUS United Kingdom Facebook Post (On First Gen Eee Pad)


HTC

  Early next year:
    – HTC Evo 3D
    – HTC Sensation
    – HTC Sensation XE
    – HTC Sensation XL
    – HTC Rezound
    – HTC Design 4G
    – HTC Amaze 4G

  Date to be schedule:
    – HTC Vivid

Official Statement:
  i) Our first wave of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) updates for HTC handsets
  ii) Announcing the first wave of HTC devices to receive upgrades to ICS in early 2012! (mentioned HTC Vivid)



Meizu

  Date to be schedule:
    – Meizu MX
    – Meizu M9

Official Statement:
  i) Meizu Official BBS



Huawei

   12th Dec 2011 (“ICS demo-build version”)
    – Huawei Honor

Official Statement:
  i) 华为终端率先发布Android 4.0体验版 荣耀Honor问鼎中国首款冰淇淋手机



Lenovo

  March/Late March 2012:
    – Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet

Official Statement:
  i) Lenovo Forum #Message 12
  ii) Lenovo Forum #Message 25 (mentioned March/late March 2012)



ViewSonic

  February 2012:
    – ViewSonic ViewPad 10e

News:
  i) ViewSonic ViewPad 10e review



Archos

  Q1 2012:
    – Archos 80 G9
    – Archos 101 G9

Official Statement:
  i) ARCHOS confirme son ambition sur le marché des tablettes et annonce la disponibilité de sa gamme ‘’Android Home’ (French PDF File)



Acer

  Jan 2012:
    – Acer Iconia Tab A200
    – Acer Iconia Tab A500
    – Acer Iconia Tab A501

  Early Next Year:
    – Acer Iconia Tab A100
    – Acer Iconia Tab A101

News:
  i) Acer Iconia Tab A200 goes official: Honeycomb initially, Ice Cream Sandwich from Jan 2012
  ii) Acer Unveils Iconia Tab A200, Promises Ice Cream Sandwich
  iii) Android ICS dla Acer Iconia Tab A500/A501 oraz A100/A101 w styczniu 2012 roku (mentioned Jan 2012)


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Sources:
a) Smartphones getting the ICS update
b) Which devices will get Ice Cream Sandwich?
c) Android Phones And Tablets Getting Android 4.0/ICS Update List
d) Android 4.0 upgrade list: Is your device getting Ice Cream Sandwich?

Camera 360 Ultimate (Full Version) available for Free

Category : Tech News · No Comments · by Dec 27th, 2011


Camera 360 Ultimate by PinGuo Inc. is now for Free. Not sure what is the reason and how long is the period, here is the official words from them:

“All Functions, no ads, no limit. To Celebrate Christmas. Camera360 for Android is all free for anyone anywhere on the earth.

No limit, no ads, all free. Camera360 for Android V2.7 is updated to all functions free version.”


Android Market: Camera 360 Ultimate

Christine Luff: Mental Tips for Running a Half Marathon

Category : Lifestyle, Running · No Comments · by Dec 26th, 2011

Below is an article wrote By Christine Luff,

Mental Tips for Running a Half Marathon
How to Get Through the Tough Miles

Running a half marathon tests your mental strength as much as it does your physical fitness. Each part of the half marathon has different mental battles. Here are some tips on how to win the challenges throughout the half marathon and run a successful race:

First 5 Miles:
Start out slow. When you start your half marathon, you’ll feel strong and confident, but you have to tell yourself to hold back. Running your first half slower than the second half (called a negative split) is the key to running a smart and enjoyable half marathon. Take it slow. Your body will thank you during the later miles.

Run your own half marathon. Don’t be worried if you see a lot of people passing you. Remember the tortoise and the hare? They may be starting out way too fast, so you’ll catch them later — at your own pace. Going out too fast is one of the most common racing mistakes.

Don’t get too emotional. Try to stay as calm as possible for the first 5 miles. You want to conserve your mental energy for the rest of the half marathon.

Miles 6-10:
Break up the half marathon. Start breaking up the race into smaller segments. It will make the distance feel more manageable. At mile 10, for example, think, “It’s just a 5K to go.”

Stay mentally tough. Your mental toughness will really start to be tested during these miles. Don’t give into periods of self-doubt and discomfort. Remember all those miles you ran and the training you did, and have faith in it. Think about how hard you have worked and how rewarding it will be to complete your half marathon.

Beat boredom. Here’s when you really get to use all those boredom-battling tricks you tried out during your long runs. Do whatever it takes to keep your mind occupied: Sing songs, play mental games, count people, talk to other runners.

Miles 11-13.1:
Think outside the body. You may feel a little discomfort during these miles. You’ll certainly feel tired. Let your mind take over from your body and try to focus on the outside — the spectators, the signs, the other runners, the scenery.

Talk to yourself. At this point in the race, you need to dig down deep for extra strength. Use your running mantras. Remind yourself what you’ve sacrificed to get to this point. Remember how you’ve worked through fatigue during your training runs and how you can do it again.

Set small milestones. Continue to break up the course, mile by mile. Start counting down the miles and the minutes.

(Christine Luff, 2010)


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Source:
i) Mental Tips for Running a Half Marathon
http://running.about.com/od/halfmarathonprograms/a/halfmarathonmentaltips.htm

Sport Armband for Larger Smartphones

Category : Lifestyle, Running · (3) Comments · by Dec 24th, 2011

*Update(09/04/2012): It fits HTC One X too!



Bought a Tune Belt AB83 armband for running from Key Power International, The Garden. It cost around RM 80+ after discount.

I’m using it with Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc, it fits well with or without case (Melkco Leather Case). But it is more convenient to remove the case for easier insert/removal, phone screen controlability and slimmer profile. And there is no problem to plug in earphone although headphone jack located at side of phone.



Product Detail:

This lightweight and comfortable armband was designed for larger smartphones and/or protective cases 4.51 – 5 inches long such as Droid Incredible, Droid X, HTC ThunderBolt, iPhone 4 inside Bumper case and more . Its many features and benefits provide unmatched comfort, convenience and protection while you run, workout or listen on the go.

Convenience:
  – Fits devices right side up, or upside down to read screen easier when viewed on arm
  – Full navigational control through clear, protective window cover
  – Cord flap securely stores and manages earphone cord
  – Washable

Comfort:
  – Lightweight, comfortable neoprene construction
  – Stable and cushioning armband securely holds player
  – Adjustable armband fits 9″ – 17″ and an Armband Extender is available for larger arm sizes (see SKU EX3)

Protection:
  – Cushioning neoprene protects player
  – Covers device (except vital access points at bottom)
  – Helps protect against perspiration, bumps, scratches & the elements
  – Reflective logo

Pocket dimensions:
  – Maximum device height: 5”
  – Maximum device size: Circumference (2X width + 2X depth) – must be less than 6.5″.


According to it’s website, devices that fit into AB83:

  – Motorola Atrix 4G
  – Motorola Droid
  – Motorola Droid 2
  – Motorola Droid 3
  – MotorolaDroid Incredible
  – MotorolaDroid Incredible 2
  – MotorolaDroid Pro
  – MotorolaDroid X
  – MotorolaDroid X2

  – HTC Desire
  – HTC Desire HD
  – HTC Desire S
  – HTC Desire Z
  – HTC EVO 3D
  – HTC EVO 4G
  – HTC EVO Shift G
  – HTC HD2
  – HTC Inspire 4G
  – HTC Sensation
  – HTC Surround
  – HTC Thunderbolt
  – HTC Touch HD

  – Samsung Captivate
  – Samsung Epic
  – Samsung Fascinate
  – Samsung Focus
  – Samsung Galaxy S i9000
  – Samsung Galaxy S II i9100
  – Samsung Moment
  – Samsung Vibrant

Protective cases that fit into AB83:
  – iPhone 4 in Bumper case
  – iPhone 4 in Otterbox Commuter, Impact or Reflex Series case
  – iPod touch 4G in Otterbox Defender, Commuter or Reflex Series case
  – Otterbox Defender Series case for iPod touch 4G
  – Otterbox Commuter for iPod touch 4G
  – Otterbox Reflex for iPod touch 4G
  – Otterbox Commuter for iPhone 4
  – Otterbox Impact for iPhone 4
  – Otterbox Reflex for iPhone 4
  – Otterbox Commuter for Droid Incredible
  – Otterbox Commuter for HTC Hero

*Does not fit iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S inside Otterbox Defender Series Case. See AB84 for that need.

For more information, visit the Official Website: http://www.tunebelt.com/ab83