Today, Verizon Wireless launched yet another great feature for Android devices and their owners. And it is a new review system that was made by Verizon’s application, device, and security teams. The reviews will tell you how the application will affect your smartphone in ways such as security, battery consumption, data usage, and user experience. The applications that are chosen to be review are the top on the Google Play Store, both free and paid, for the past 30(thirty) days. The higher the rating means the better it will your device, while a lower rating will negatively affect your device. You Can See The Current List Of The Top Rated Android Applications From Verizon, By Clicking Here. You can see the entire list, which gives you the icon for the application, the name of the application, the developer, and the overall rating. The overall rating is somewhere out of 5-Stars. If you click on an individual application it will open a separate window, which will give you a more in-depth rating and reasons why it received that rating. You can see some of the current rating, photos of the setup, and more in the gallery below. I am very excited about the Android App Reviews by Verizon service, I think it will enhance the application experience for the consumer. And it has an awesome price of being free, I cannot wait to see what Verizon has in store for us in the future.
Recently Verizon Wireless announced, a new mobile security application for Android! This application will help your protect your smartphone from both digital and physical threats. Believe it or not your smartphone is vulnerable to the same security threats that your computer is venerable too. The Verizon Mobile Security Application will let your remotely lock, locate, alarm, wipe data, and more on your device. There will be 3(three) different version of the application, Basic, Premium, or Premium With Total Equipment Coverage. Verizon Mobile Security Basic will provide you Virus protection and McAfee SiteAdvisor to identify/warn you of suspicious viruses. This version is free but, does require a data connection. For $1.99-a-month you get Premium which will allow you to do everything in the Basic Plan plus McAfee App Alert, and locate/alarm/lock/erase your device. If you currently subscribe to Total Equipment Coverage from Verizon and Asurion, you can add Verizon Mobile Security Premium for just $1.00 a month! Overall, I am very happy to see that Verizon is launching a Mobile Security application/service for Android smartphones. The different service models will help you find the right plan for your needs. You can download the application in the “Verizon Channel” of the Google Play Store! The price of your plan will be shown on your monthly bill, making billing very easy. For more information on the Verizon Mobil Security application please visit: www.verizonwireless.com/mobilesecurity or see the press release below!
VERIZON WIRELESS LAUNCHES MOBILE SECURITY APP FOR ANDROID™ TO HELP CUSTOMERS BEEF UP PROTECTION
Verizon Mobile Security Combined with Verizon Wireless Network Protections Deliver Superior Mobile Safeguard Technology
BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – While most consumers with smartphones understand they are carrying around the functions of a computer, many do not realize that smartphones are susceptible to some of the same security and privacy threats that plague laptops and desktops. Verizon Wireless has always taken great strides to protect the security of its customers and its network using sophisticated network intrusion and data analysis tools. Today, the company expands its security protection products with the introduction of Verizon Mobile Security, an application that helps customers secure and protect Android™ smartphones against digital and physical threats.
Reaffirming Verizon Wireless’ commitment to robust security, Verizon Mobile Security helps customers protect their devices from digital threats and equips customers with the power to remotely locate, alarm, lock and even wipe data from a misplaced or lost device. Verizon Mobile Security, available on Android smartphones running Android 2.1 or higher, combines the security capabilities of Asurion and McAfee.
In today’s information technology society, smartphone customers expect a high level of security and protection. Malware can invade a smartphone when a consumer unknowingly clicks a malicious link in a text message or email, surfs a risky website, or downloads and uses a potentially unsafe app on their device. Once the device is infected, malware can collect and send data from the device, such as location information, personal information and login credentials, to untrusted third parties. According to the “McAfee Threats Report: Second Quarter 2012,” approximately 13,000 distinct pieces of mobile malware have been discovered so far in 2012 – a significant year-over-year increase as less than 2,000 distinct pieces were found in 2011. Verizon Mobile Security delivers three valuable options to help secure and protect customers from these digital threats:
- Verizon Mobile Security Basic – Provides antivirus protection, powered by McAfee, to detect viruses and malware, and McAfee® SiteAdvisor® to identify and warn customers of suspicious websites. There is no charge to download Verizon Mobile Security Basic, but a Verizon Wireless data plan is required and data usage will apply.
- Verizon Mobile Security Premium – Includes the security features of Verizon Mobile Security Basic, as well as McAfee App Alert, which delivers information about which apps have the ability to access, store or transmit data to or from the device. Available for $1.99/month per line, Verizon Mobile Security Premium also provides recovery features from Asurion that allow customers to remotely locate, alarm, lock or wipe data from a lost or misplaced device using their My Verizon accounts.
- Verizon Mobile Security Premium with Total Equipment Coverage – Customers with Total Equipment Coverage can add Verizon Mobile Security Premium for $1/month per line. Total Equipment Coverage combines the benefits of Asurion’s Wireless Protection Plan for lost, stolen, and damaged devices, and Verizon Wireless’ Extended Warranty for mechanical or electrical defects after the manufacturer’s warranty expires.
Verizon Mobile Security can be downloaded from the Verizon Channel in Google Play on more than 30 Android smartphones, including the Samsung Galaxy S® III and DROID RAZR™ M by Motorola. After Verizon Mobile Security Premium is purchased, customers get the ease and convenience of direct billing to their monthly account statements. A Verizon Wireless data plan is required and data usage applies.
For more information about Verizon Mobile Security, visit www.verizonwireless.com/mobilesecurity. Customers can also check out http://youreguide.vzw.com/a1/verizon-mobile-security-app/ for best practices gained from real-life scenarios and hands-on experience.
Verizon Wireless has just announced that the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 is getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich! The Galaxy Tab 10.1 will be joining the Motorola XOOM and many other Verizon tablets! In terms of new features you get a new Data Usage widget, Quick Panel for easy access to settings, and Browser Desktop View to name a few! You also get a new email composer and completely redesigned gallery application with a built-in Photo Editor. The Android 4.0 ICS upgrade is now underway and is being pushed to customers in different phases. For more info on this updated please check out the gallery and press release below!
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich
The latest Android 4.0 tablet upgrade.
September 17, 2012
The Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 joins the ranks of other tablets, such as the DROID XYBOARD 10.1 andMotorola XOOM, and is upgrading to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. The software upgrade is underway and will be pushed to customers in phases.
The upgrade features the Browser Desktop View for Internet browsing and Data Usage widget, allowing users to monitor data usage. Ice Cream Sandwich also offers an updated Quick Panel for quick access to frequently used settings.
Additional Ice Cream Sandwich highlights include a redesigned gallery app with Photo Editor and Email Composer to send quick emails.
More information on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade can be found on the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1support page.
Today, the long-awaited Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update for the Verizon HTC Rezound is here! The software updated begins to be pushed to smartphones today, August 2. The Rezound update has been rumored for quite some time, and now it finally joins the Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX, and the Galaxy Nexus! In terms of what the update brings is that you get face unlock, a faster operating system, new notifications system, new multitasking, upgrades to the speech-to-text technology, and much more! Keep in mind that they are pushing this upgrade in phases to the phones, and the first phase is beginning today. So, you may have to wait a little to get the updated. But it will be worth the wait! For more information check out the announcement below!
HTC Rezound Upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich
Facial recognition highlights latest upgrade.
Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device.
The upgrade also includes speech-to-text technology and the ability to dismiss individual notifications by swiping a finger over the item even while the phone is locked. For easy multitasking, switch between apps using the Recent Apps feature and even close unused ones by just swiping them with a finger.
Additional information on the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade can be found on the HTC Rezound support page.
Verizon Wireless is kicking off the weekend in a spectacular way for anyone who has a Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX on their network. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is finally available for these devices! It also makes these devices the first Verizon 4G LTE Smartphones to be Global Ready! The update which is available today(June 22), brings many great new features to the operating system. Some of which are shown in the picture above. It bring’s Face Unlock, Direct Access Lock Screen, Data Usage, Video Calling, Talk To Text Enhancements, and much more! Now, also when ever you go over seas you Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX can now work over there, as long as you are subscribed to a Verizon international plan, this will let you use Talk, Text, and Web in over 220 countries. Overall, I am super excited about this upgrade and the best part is that you can do it right from your device. To get this updated Tap The Menu Key > Tap Settings > About Phone > System Updates > Download. It is that easy to being your wonderful adventure with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your Verizon Droid RAZR or RAZR MAXX. For more info be sure to check out the press release below!
DROID RAZR and RAZR MAXX Upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich; Global Ready
Two Motorola phones making the global jump to Android’s latest operating system.
The upgrade, which will begin on June 22, will also upgrade all smartphones in the DROID RAZR family to the popular Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system.
Ice Cream Sandwich features upgraded functionality and new features, such as Face Unlock. By looking directly at the screen, the smartphone recognizes its owner and automatically unlocks the device. It also includes Direct Access Lock Screen, which allows you to easily open camera, text messages, and dialer from the lock screen.
Customers can use the front camera to video chat with friends and family to share summer stories or even just to wave hello. The new Video Calling icon makes it easy to access video chatting apps like ooVoo and Tango.
The upgrade also enhances the voice input technology, typing your words as you speak emails or texts. Speak continuously for paragraphs at a time, add punctuation and even edit mistakes with voice input.
As a Global Ready device, customers with the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX will be able to have voice and data service in more than 220 countries, when subscribed to an international plan.
Additional information on the ICS upgrade can be found on the DROID RAZR and DROID RAZR MAXX by Motorola support page.
The Motorola XOOM landed on Verizon Wireless a while ago, but Verizon wants to take care of all of the people who bought it. Today Verizon announced that it will be their first tablet to receive the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade! This update brings a new launch bar, a built-in photo editor, speech-to-text technology, and more easy ways to use the operating system. and of course you get a tune-up and the functionality of what you can do with the device will improve. The biggest feature is the new photo editor, with this you can now add effects (like those in Instagram), red eye reduction, correct the saturation or color elves, crop photos, and much more. Be sure to check out the photo below. Once again the Verizon Motorola XOOM will be jumping on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich via an update that lands on June 4! For more info see the press release below.
Motorola XOOM Upgrades to Ice Cream Sandwich
Built-in photo editor highlights latest upgrades.
Earlier this year, the Galaxy Nexus became the first smartphone to feature the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system. Starting June 4, the Motorola XOOM will be the first Verizon Wireless tablet to begin upgrading to the latest Android OS.
The upgraded functionality includes speech-to-text technology and the ability to dismiss individual notifications by swiping a finger over an item. Users can also customize the new launch bar as well as create folders to access frequently used apps from the homepage.
In addition to app management and functionality improvements, the upgrade comes with a built-in photo editor allowing customers to crop and rotate photos, remove red eyes, add effects and correct levels of images.
Verizon today unveiled its latest creation and that is Viewdini! It is a new mobile application that lets you view entertainment on the go. It uses the power of 4G LTE from Verizon and allows you to dream movies and TV show from cable companies, websites, and more. This include Netflix, Comcast Xfinity, Hulu Plus, and more that are going live at launch. For some reason Verizon FiOS is not ready to join the party yet, but it is coming soon. This application will allow you to search through thousands of titles on some amazing services. From there you can go ahead and stream the entertainment. This service will be available at no extra charge, which is always good. You can also get information on the cast and crew of what you are watching. You can also see reviews of what you are watching. Viewdini will be available on Verizon 4G LTE Android devices later this month. And soon after it will rollout to other devices. You can download it from the Google Play store. For more info be sure to check out the Press Release, video, and photo gallery below.
VERIZON Wireless INTRODUCES Viewdini: INNOVATIVE MOBILE video PORTAL TO PROVIDE QUICK AND EASY ACCESS TO CONTENT
Video from Leading Content Providers, Including Verizon FiOS, Comcast and Others, to Give Customers Choice of Entertainment on Mobile Devices
BOSTON and BASKING RIDGE, N.J. – Verizon Wireless today introduced viewdini, an innovative portal that creates a new entertainment choice for consumers by making it simple to search and view movies, television shows, and other video on mobile devices.
Viewdini leverages the power of Verizon Wireless’ 4G LTE network, streamlining access to videos from a wide range of content providers, including cable operators, websites and other popular video sources. Comcast Xfinity®, Hulu Plus, mSpot and Netflix are among the participants at launch, with more including Verizon FiOS expected to be added soon.
“Verizon Wireless has the network to deliver the video choices our customers want with the quality and speed customers demand,” said Dan Mead, president and CEO of Verizon Wireless. “Working with a wide range of providers, we’re giving our customers a simple and intuitive way to find shows, movies and other videos from the sources they have relationships with and discover new sources of video as well.”
Verizon Wireless made the announcement in Boston at The Cable Show 2012, the National Cable & Telecommunication Association annual conference.
Verizon Wireless’ viewdini acts as a mobile video aggregator that makes it easy for users to search thousands of titles from some of the Web’s leading content providers like Netflix, Hulu Plus, mSpot, TV sites, movie studios, Comcast’s Xfinity TV, Verizon FiOS and cable operators. By simply searching for a title, topic, or star’s name, viewdini will let customers know which services have mobile video for streaming, and whether it is available at no additional charge, by subscription, to rent or for purchase. A simple click will also provide related content and information like cast and crew info and links to similar titles.
Viewdini will be available to Verizon Wireless customers with 4G LTE Android™ devices later this month, with support for other operating systems expected to be added soon. The application can be downloaded from the Google Play store, and is free to customers.
For more information about the Verizon Wireless 4G LTE network, please visit:www.verizonwireless.com/lte.
Samsung Mobile has just unveiled the Galaxy S II, they made the official announcement at their London event today. This is the sequel device to the great Galaxy S and Galaxy S II. They are calling it “the smartphone designed for humans and inspired by nature“. Now, as all of us know Samsung has put out many devices this year under the Galaxy names. Like the Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Nexus, however this is the flagship device. For starters it features a 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED Display, that has a resolution of 1280 X 720. So this is a screen size increase for the S II. And powering this baby will be a 1.4GHz Exynos 4 Quad processor with 1GB of RAM. This new processor was confirmed before the S III was announced today. So, this will be a quite a fast device, and the benchmarks have proven that Quad-Core is fast. However, the Exynos doesn’t always play friendly with LTE. So, we will have to wait and see if the US version will have a Quad-Core chip in it. As we all know the HTC One X had an amazing camera and they were beating out Samsung for the time being. Well, on the back of the Galaxy S III there is an 8 mega-pixel camera. It features zero-shutter lag, which will let you get the photo you want very quickly. You can also record video in 1080pHD, so it does compare to that of the One X. However, until we get to play around with it, we are not sure which one will remain the king. On the front you get yourself a 1.9 mega-pixel font facing camera, that is perfect for taking “selfies” or video chatting on the go as it records video in 720pHD. In terms of storage it will come in either 16/32/64GB of space and it does have a microSD card. And you will also get 50GB of DropBox storage for free. So, they are one-upping HTC there with more free storage. You can get the device in either Pebble Blue or Marble white, both colors look great. It will be running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with a new version of Samsung Touch Wiz. The device is molded around nature, for instance the lock screen is water droplets and when you touch the screen there is both a visual and verbal reaction. It also tracks your eyes and can determine the correct brightness level. NFC is built into the device, so Android Beam will be available. This will allow you to share files between other device running Android 4.0 . Samsung has also introduced several new suites to there applications, like “Game Hub”. You also get “S Voice” which is an advanced natural language user interface. It will be able to both listen and respond to what you are saying. Instead of hitting the snooze button, you can now say snooze and tell it what music to play. Overall, the Galaxy S III seems like a great device. It will be launching in Europe during this month which is May. And they said the US should get it in June. You Can Sign-Up For More Info On The Galaxy S II Right From Samsung, By Clicking Here. When more info is released we will update you, in the meantime check out the Press Release below.
Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S III, the Smartphone Designed for Humans and Inspired by NatureEffortlessly smart and intuitively simple, Samsung GALAXY S III reveals a new concept of smartphoneLondon, UK—May 4, 2012—Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the third generation GALAXY S, the GALAXY S III. Designed for humans and inspired by nature, the GALAXY S III is a smartphone that recognizes your voice, understands your intention, and lets you share a moment instantly and easily.This sleek and innovative smartphone has the enhanced intelligence to make everyday life easier. With Samsung GALAXY S III, you can view the content like never before on the device’s 4.8 inch HD Super AMOLED display. An 8MP camera and a 1.9MP front camera offer users a variety of intelligent camera features and face recognition related options that ensure all moments are captured easily and instantly. Samsung GALAXY S III is powered by Android™ 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, with greatly enhanced usability and practicality to make life easier. Packed with intuitive technology, the GALAXY S III delivers a uniquely personalized mobile experience that refuses to be compromised.“With the GALAXY S III, Samsung has maximized the consumer benefits by integrating superior hardware with enhanced smartphone usability,” said JK Shin, President and Head of IT & Mobile Communications Division at Samsung. “Designed to be both effortlessly smart and intuitively simple, the GALAXY S III has been created with our human needs and capabilities in mind. What makes me most proud is that it enables one of the most seamless, natural and human-centric mobile experiences, opening up a new horizon that allows you to live a life extraordinary.”Introducing Natural InteractionThe GALAXY S III enhances the interaction experience between the device and user. Smart enough to detect your face, voice and motions, the GALAXY S III adapts to the individual user to provide a more convenient and natural experience. With the innovative ‘Smart stay’ feature, the GALAXY S III recognizes how you are using your phone – reading an e-book or browsing the web for instance – by having the front camera identify your eyes; the phone maintains a bright display for continued viewing pleasure.The GALAXY S III features ‘S Voice,’ the advanced natural language user interface, to listen and respond to your words. In addition to allowing information search and basic device-user communication, S Voice presents powerful functions in regards to device control and commands. When your phone alarm goes off but you need a little extra rest, just tell the GALAXY S III “snooze.” You can also use S Voice to play your favorite songs, turn the volume up or down, send text messages and emails, organize your schedules, or automatically launch the camera and capture a photo.In addition to recognizing your face and voice, the GALAXY S III understands your motions to offer maximized usability. If you are messaging someone but decide to call them instead, simply lift your phone to your ear and ‘Direct call’ will dial their number. With ‘Smart alert,’ the GALAXY S III will also save you from trouble by catching any missed messages or calls; your phone will vibrate to notify missed statuses when picked up after being idle.Easy and Instant SharingThe Samsung GALAXY S III is more than a personal device that can be enjoyed by one user – it wants you to share and experience smartphone benefits with family and friends, regardless of where you are. With the new ‘S Beam,’ the GALAXY S III expands upon Android™ Beam™, allowing a 1GB movie file to be shared within three minutes and a 10MB music file within two seconds by simply touching another GALAXY S III phone, even without a Wi-Fi or cellular signal. The ‘Buddy photo share’ function also allows photos to be easily and simultaneously shared with all your friends pictured in an image directly from the camera or the photo gallery.With ‘AllShare Cast’, users can wirelessly connect their GALAXY S III to their television to immediately transfer smartphone content onto a larger display. ‘AllShare Play’ can be also used to instantly share any forms of files between GALAXY S III and your tablet, PC, and televisions regardless of the distance between the devices. Under AllShare Play is also the ‘Group Cast’ feature that allows you to share your screen among multiple friends on the same Wi-Fi network; you can make comments and draw changes at the same time with your co-workers, witnessing real-time sharing on your individual device.Human-centric Design with Uncompromised PerformanceThe GALAXY S III not only presents features with enhanced usability, but also provides an ergonomic and comfortable experience through its human-centric design. Its comfortable grip, gentle curves, and organic form deliver a rich human-centric feel and design. Inspired by nature, its design concept is the flow and movement of nature. The elements of wind, water and light are all evoked in the physical construct of the GALAXY S III. In its essence, the minimal organic design identity is reflected in the smooth and non-linear lines of the device. Available in Pebble Blue and Marble White at launch, Samsung will introduce a variety of additional color options.With a 4.8” HD Super AMOLED display, the GALAXY S III offers a large and vivid viewing experience. Samsung Mobile’s heritage Super AMOLED display even enhances to HD and 16:9 wider viewing angles. To ensure faster content sharing and connectivity, the GALAXY S III offers Wi-Fi Channel Bonding which doubles the Wi-Fi bandwidth.The GALAXY S III also sports a range of additional features that boost performance and the overall user experience in entirely new ways. It introduces ‘Pop up play,’ a feature that allows you to play a video anywhere on your screen while simultaneously running other tasks, eliminating the need to close and restart videos when checking new emails or surfing the Web. Its 8MP camera features a zero-lag shutter speed that lets you capture moving objects easily without delay – the image you see is the picture you take. With the ‘Burst shot’ function that instantly captures twenty continuous shots, and the ‘Best photo’ feature that selects the best of eight photographs for you, the GALAXY S III ensures users a more enhanced and memorable camera experience. HD video can be recorded even with the 1.9MP front-facing camera, which you can use to capture a video of yourself. Improved backside illumination further helps to eliminate blur in photos that result from shaking, even under low lights.Mobile payment is also accessible with the device through advanced Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. The gaming experience is enhanced through ‘Game Hub,’ providing access to numerous social games, while Video Hub brings users high quality TV and movies. Furthermore, Samsung Music Hub will offer a personal music streaming service. Game Hub, Video Hub and Music Hub will be introduced in select countries initially and soon rolled out to global markets.
Sprint has announced that several of their devices will be getting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this year! You will be getting the latest and greatest Android operating system, via an over-the-air-update. While they have not announced al of the devices yet, the ones that getting it as of now are the Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch, and the Nexus S. Keep in mind that the new Galaxy Nexus comes with it right out of the box. No timing yet, but it will be happening this year. And hopefully they will announced some other devices that will be getting the update as well. For more info check out the Press Release below!
Sprint will begin roll out of Android™ Ice Cream Sandwich to customers in 2012
Sprint will begin to roll out Google’s latest version of Android™, Ice Cream Sandwich, to our customers in 2012. Ice Cream Sandwich will be available via an over-the-air update to a variety of devices including Galaxy™ S II, Epic™ 4G Touch and Nexus S™ and other key products in our line-up. Stay tuned for more details and exact timing.
Today, AT&T announced which of their devices will be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich! The AT&T HTC Vivid upgrade to Android 4.0, New HTC Sense Version, and Beats By Dr.Dre Audio is now available! For more information on the HTC Vivid update, check out this link: http://www.att.com/vividupdate . It is the first US Smartphone to get the Android 4.0 Upgrade and AT&T is the first carrier to give the upgrade. Keep in mind that the Verizon Galaxy Nexus launched with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.0 will also be coming to the AT&T LG Nitro HD, Motorola Atrix 2, Motorola Atrix 4G, Pantech Burst, Pantech Element, Samsung Captivate Glide, Samsung Galaxy S II, Samsung Galaxy Note, Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket, and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 . These updates/upgrades will be available in the upcoming months. It is great to see that AT&T is starting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade process, it will be a long and worth-while road ahead. For more info on all of the upgrades check out the Press Release below!
Android 4.0 Now Available to HTC Vivid™ Customers
AT&T the First U.S. Carrier to Issue Latest Android Version via Upgrade Update Includes Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ and Updated HTC Sense™ Experience Android Upgrades for Several AT&T Devices to Follow
Dallas, Texas, March 22, 2012
AT&T* today announced the availability of Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) for HTC Vivid™ customers. After installing the software update, customers can now enjoy the optimized audio experience of Beats by Dr. Dre Audio™ and new and improved HTC Sense™ experience. Information about these features and more can be found at http://www.att.com/vividupdate. HTC Vivid™ will be the first U.S. smartphone to receive Ice Cream Sandwich as an update and the first to be issued by a wireless carrier. It will be followed by several other AT&T devices in the coming months:
- LG Nitro
- Motorola ATRIX 2
- Motorola ATRIX 4G
- Pantech Burst
- Pantech Element
- Samsung Captivate Glide
- Samsung Galaxy Note
- Samsung Galaxy S II
- Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket
- Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
Focused on bringing the power of Android to the surface, Android 4.0 makes common actions more visible and lets you navigate with simple, intuitive gestures. Refined animations and feedback throughout the system make interactions engaging and interesting. An entirely new typeface optimized for high-resolution screens improves readability and brings a polished, modern feel to the user interface.
New User Features for HTC Vivid
Beats By Dr. Dre Audio™ – Enhance your music and video experience with Beats By Dr. Dre Audio. Whenever a media file is played using the media players or most third party applications, customers will experience richer, more authenic sound. AT&T recently debuted the Beats™ by Dr. Dre™ Beatbox Portable high performance wireless audio system. The superior portable system and Beats accessories are available at AT&T company-owned stores or online.
Face Unlock - Android 4.0 introduces a completely new approach to securing a device, making each person’s device even more personal — Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device using facial recognition. It takes advantage of the device’s front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.
How to Upgrade
Beginning today, customers can download the update via Wi-Fi by visitinghttp://www.att.com/vividupdate. If Wi-Fi is not available, you can download the software upgrade to a PC and install it via sideload. On March 23, HTC Vivid customers who have not downloaded the upgrade will begin receiving an SMS notification of upgrade availability.
Today, Verizon Wireless has announced which of there many smartphones and tablets that will be getting the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade. As many of you know Android 4.0 launched in December of 2011 on the Verizon Wireless Galaxy Nexus By Samsung. As of now the HTC Thunderbolt, Droid Incredible 2 By HTC, HTC Rhyme, HTC Rezound, Motorola XOOM, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR MAXX, Droid 4, Droid XYBOARD 8.2, Droid XYBOARD 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7, and the Spectrum By LG. This is a good amount of devices that are set to be getting the upgrade. No timing of when these updaters will become available have been announced yet. We will let you know as soon as they are announced. For more info see the Press Release below.
Ice Cream Sandwich Coming to Many Verizon Wireless Smartphones
Verizon Wireless will deliver a tasty treat to many smartphone and tablet customers this year – Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
It’s a frozen snack that many in the Android community have been eager to try since ICS launched in December 2011 on the Galaxy™ Nexus™ by Samsung. The redesigned user interface includes many cool enhancements, including upgraded multitasking capabilities, notifications and Web browsing.
Wondering if your device will receive Ice Cream Sandwich? Here’s a list of Verizon Wireless 4G LTE devices currently scheduled to be upgraded.
- HTC ThunderBolt™
- DROID Incredible 2 by HTC
- HTC Rhyme™
- HTC Rezound™
- Motorola XOOM
- DROID BIONIC™
- DROID RAZR™
- DROID RAZR™ MAXX™
- DROID 4
- DROID XYBOARD 8.2
- DROID XYBOARD 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 10.1
- Samsung Galaxy Tab™ 7.7
- Spectrum™ by LG
We will continue to update this list as additional details become available throughout the year. Also, follow @VZWNews on Twitter for additional upgrade announcements.
HTC has announced that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to of their devices on Verizon Wireless. The latest and greatest Android release will be coming to the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and the Droid Incredible 2! And of course the HTC Rezound upgrade that was already confirmed. Verizon’s first 4G LTE Device will be joining the Ice Cream Sandwich party. This comes as good news, as there has been speculation that it may not receive the upgrade. For our friends who use Rogers or Bell in Canada, the HTC Raider will also receive ICS. We cannot wait for these upgrades to arrive! For more info check out the Press Release below!
We have more good news related to Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, and can confirm that upgrades are planned for Verizon Wireless customers with the HTC Rhyme, HTC Thunderbolt, and DROID Incredible 2 by HTC, as well as the already announced HTC Rezound.
In addition, the HTC Raider is on the list to receive ICS for customers of Rogers and Bell in Canada. Stay tuned for more news on Ice Cream Sandwich releases in the coming weeks.
LG Mobile has just posted on there Facebook Page that the AT&T LG Phoenix is getting upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread! You Can See The Post On Facebook, By Clicking Here. We reviewed the LG Phoenix last year and the device was good. You Can Get The AT&T LG Phoenix Android 2.3 Gingerbread Upgrade, By Clicking Here. It will take you directly to the upgrade page on LG’s site. I suggest that you follow all of the directions given, to make sure it goes smoothly. Also, be sure to back up all of your important data. Android 2.3 Gingerbread brings some great new things to the operating system. However, most likely the device won’t be getting the upgrade to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Good luck with the upgrade to Android 2.3 Gingerbread!