Thursday, December 22, 2011

Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is a tasty Android upgrade - Business - The Boston Globe

I’m guessing the update is not going to be available for my Samsung Galaxy S (Fascinate) “real soon now,” and that Verizon will tell me my upgrade path is a new phone (and renewed 2-year commitment)…

Ice Cream Sandwich is Google Inc.’s name for the latest version of its Android operating system. In coming months the software will be rolled out free of charge to millions of Android phones and tablet computers, but for now you can get it only by purchasing the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone from Samsung Corp.

You might not want to do that. It’s a nice enough phone, but rather pricey at $299.99, and afflicted with poor battery life. If you’re hungry for Ice Cream Sandwich, it might be better to buy a less expensive model that’s compatible with the software, or keep the one you have and wait for an upgrade.

Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich is a tasty Android upgrade - Business - The Boston Globe

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