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Google Delays Ice Cream Sandwich For Nexus S

Google has hit the pause button on its rollout of Android 4.0 to the Nexus S that began last Friday.   Details are still sparse, but many users are claiming that they’re still getting update notifications over the air.  The only difference is that when the update process is complete, the phone simply boots back into Gingerbread.  No one knows the exact reason for this delay but the company says they are “monitoring feedback”.

If you received an update notification a little while ago but the update isn’t currently available for your phone, this is likely the result of Google pausing the update in your area while we monitor feedback. The Android 4.0 update is continuing to roll out around the world so your phone will receive another update notification when it’s available again in your region.



Ice Cream Sandwich Coming For Anticipated Android Users

Android users are excited about the recent launch of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich, but many people are asking how quickly this new software will be available to their phones.

If you’re one of the lucky ones to get the update, check out some tips and shortcuts Google has posted to help you navigate the many changes you’ll see on your device.

Ice Cream Sandwich provides a whole variety of new updates and bug fixes for both phones and tablets.  Now status updates from social media sites will sync with contacts so you can see what connections are doing online in real time. It also sports an improved calendar and camera capabilities as well as improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, and Bluetooth.

Prepare yourselves to be impressed when you finally get ICS as it is completely different than previous versions of Android. Google has given nearly every facet of the OS a makeover, and the very core of the Android user experience has been completely reinvented.


New Droid smartphone added to the Verizon family

Starting this Tuesday, Verizon will be taking pre-orders for the brand new Droid Pro by Motorola. The new Droid was created to be a business based phone but many will find it to be a great phone for personal use as well. The phone will be $179 with a $100 rebate and a two year voice and data plan contract.

The phone will run on Android 2.2 and will operate with a 1GHz processor, 2GB hard drive and 512MB of memory. With all of this to offer, the phone will definatly be able to move quick and snappy. Besides all of this, the memory can actually be expanded by using a standard SD card.

The biggest overall physical difference in the Droid Pro is the new keyboard layout.  Looking at the phone from a distance, it can easily be confused with a blackberry which was Motorola’s main goal here. The reason they look alike is because of the full QWERTY keyboard at the bottom of the phone instead of, like the Droid 2, a slide out keyboard on the side of the phone.  Both look great to me.

I think this will be a great phone for the average business man/woman.  The phone comes with Quickoffice Mobile Suit as well as 3G Mobile HotSpot capabilities which makes the whole business use great. But the Droid Pro will also offer all of the regular Droid features for your personal use. I will be demoing this device and will post the review video when I am finished with it.

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