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ICE Features Real-time Strategy Gameplay With Ant-like Minions

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We came across a game this afternoon on Google Play, filled with bright colors, sporting the name ICE. The game is a real-time strategy title, which resembles another popular game called Auralux.

In the game, you command units of ant-like starships, forcing them to capture enemy and neutral bases. When you capture all of the bases, you win. If you lose all of the bases, you lose. For a better look at the gameplay, view the trailer below. 

The game is free to download, however, inside the app you will find ads and a limited map experience. With a single IAP, you can play on larger maps (means more bases to capture) and see no more ads. If ads bug you, then this IAP will be useful.

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Opera bringing the Ice browser to Android and iOS

Posted by wicked January - 20 - 2013 - Sunday Comments Off

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Opera is said to be bringing a new WebKit based browser to Android and iOS. Named "Ice", it presents a radical departure from what we're used to seeing with the stock Android Browser, Chrome, or even Safari. Shown off in an internal meeting right before Christmas, the folks at Pocket-lint got their hands on a copy and now we all can have a look.

Besides the UI, which we'll get back to in a moment, it's important to recognize that "Ice" won;t be using the same Presto rendering platform that Opera's current Android apps use. With Ice, Opera has moved to WebKit, the same engine that Chrome and Safari, as well as the stock Android browser and all the custom browsers in Google Play, are using. This should give Ice an edge, as most mobile pages and web apps are designed with WebKit in mind.

The new Opera Ice browser will be based around hiding the technology as much as possible and embracing rich applications. It will ditch all buttons and instead use gestures to control key elements like forwards and backwards. "This is a full touch and tablet-focused browser," said the product manager in the video we've seen. "Most are taking a PC browser and squishing [it] into a tablet, or they are taking a mobile browser and blowing it up to fill the space."

Yes, the UI looks very different. I'm not sure how I feel about "hiding technology" from the end user in favor of gestures and big icons, but I'll have to give the finished product a look before a final judgment.

Ice is not set to replace Opera mini, the small browser that compresses data to save time and bandwidth, but we expect that it may push the standard Opera Mobile for Android browser into retirement. Word is we'll know more at Mobile World Congress, which is coming right around the corner. We'll be there, and keep an eye out.

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BeeSafe, an I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) app

Posted by wicked September - 18 - 2012 - Tuesday Comments Off

BeeSafe, an I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) app
BeeSafe is an I.C.E. (In Case of Emergency) app. One in which you can save your emergency and medical contacts inside to access quickly plus send your GPS location to contacts. This is one of those child or family safety apps that you only need to setup and never have the true means to use it, [...]

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GoNote 10-inch hybrid netbook / tablet bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to UK classrooms next month

Posted by wicked August - 22 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

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GoNote 10inch hybrid netbook coming bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to UK classrooms next month for $236

Ergo Electronics, the company behind the GoTab, is looking to help bring Android to UK classrooms in the form of the GoNote, a combo tablet / netbook running Ice Cream Sandwich. The device has a 10-inch 1024 x 600 display, a 1.2GHz ARM Rockchip RK2918, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, expandable via a MicroSD slot. Aimed at students, the GoNote also has four USB 2.0 ports and a VGA camera on-board. It’ll be hitting in the UK in September for £150 ($236) in black and white options. More info in the press release after the break.

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GoNote 10-inch hybrid netbook / tablet bringing Ice Cream Sandwich to UK classrooms next month originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 22 Aug 2012 02:26:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside

Posted by wicked August - 1 - 2012 - Wednesday Comments Off

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Low-cost tablets are a dime a dozen in the Android world, what with no name offerings from Ainovo to budget stalwarts like Archos. But there’s always room for more competition and Energy Sistem seems intent on elbowing its way to a prominent place at the bottom. A mild update to its existing slate lineup, the Energy Tablet i8 keeps the same 8-inch LCD display and 1,024 x 768 resolution (in 4:3 aspect ratio) of its Gingerbread-baked predecessors, but this time packages it with Ice Cream Sandwich onboard. The tab also comes equipped with an Arm Cortex A8 processor clocked at 1GHz, VGA front-facing / 2-megapixel rear camera setup, 8GB of storage (expandable to 64GB via microSD), 1GB RAM, HDMI-out, a 3,800mAh battery and support for WiFi b/g/n. It’s up for pre-order now on the company’s site, with an official release slated for this August 23rd. But at €185 (about $227), you might be better off saving up a few extra bills and shelling out for the more premium Nexus 7. Official PR after the break.

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Energy Sistem beefs up its budget i8 slate with Ice Cream Sandwich inside originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 31 Jul 2012 14:57:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Motorola ICS UI review: this isn’t the Blur we used to know

Posted by wicked July - 5 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

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Motorola ICS UI review this isn't the Blur we used to know

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  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich review
  • Which devices have been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich?
  • Motorola Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx Android 4.0 update incoming

Ah, what a difference a couple years can make. After earning notoriety for is frustrating MotoBlur skin, the manufacturer has made strides on the Android user interface front. Its next attempt, known by many as “BlueBlur,” was a far better experience, if only because the original user interface could hardly get any worse. These modest improvements aside, though, we’ve always wondered how the company would make its mark on Android 4.0, a newer version of the OS that ushered in a major redesign. Would Motorola once again choose a heavy, proprietary skin, or would it be more heavily influenced by its new Google overlords and develop a UI more in line with stock Ice Cream Sandwich?

Unfortunately, Motorola kept us waiting in suspense longer than any other major OEM: Samsung, HTC, Sony and (gasp!) even LG have already started shipping devices loaded with skinned versions of ICS. But while Motorola popped the update onto one specific tablet earlier this year, it only managed to push test copies of Ice Cream Sandwich to a handful of Droid RAZR and Droid RAZR Maxx devices before Jelly Bean was announced. Even now, we still haven’t seen how the now-antiquated firmware will look on new Motorola handsets (though we hopefully will find out with the upcoming Atrix HD, RAZR HD or Photon Q). We have to wonder if the drawn-out acquisition process put the outfit in an awkward holding pattern, preventing it from cranking out fresh handsets and accompanying firmware updates.

So is HelloMoto making a grand entrance by being the last to show up to the Ice Cream Sandwich social? What makes Ice Cream Blurwich tick? We’ll take you through the major elements of the user interface to give you a sense of what to expect when your Motorola phone is ready to make the jump.

Gallery: Motorola ICS skin overview

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Motorola ICS UI review: this isn’t the Blur we used to know originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Google: Ice Cream Sandwich now accounts for 7.1 percent of Android user base

Posted by wicked June - 2 - 2012 - Saturday Comments Off

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Google Ice Cream Sandwich now accounts for 71 percent of Android user base

Well, it’s about time that Ice Cream Sandwich made some headway — even if the process is much slower than consumers deserve. According to the Android developer hub, Android 4.0 now accounts for 7.1 percent of all Android smartphone and tablet installations, which is a sharp and welcome increase over the 2.9 percent figure that we reported just two months ago. Naturally, Gingerbread users still account for the lion’s share of the Android ecosystem with 65 percent, but it’s worth pointing out that this segment also grew during the last month — no doubt at the expense of Froyo and Eclair. Don’t know about you, but we like our desserts fresh, thank you very much. Go ahead and hop the break to see the full breakdown.

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Google: Ice Cream Sandwich now accounts for 7.1 percent of Android user base originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 01 Jun 2012 22:36:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Normally we rejoice when we see a manufacturer share updates with us on when Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to its legacy devices, but HTC’s latest blog post leaves us with mixed emotions. First, the decent news: we now have a slightly more specific timeline for each phone, with the targeted deadlines now updated to show specific months rather than quarters. And yes, there’s bad news to go along with it: it’s also added a list of devices that won’t make the cut to receive Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s right, HTC laid down the law for several phones and tablets, stating that “in general, devices with 512MB ROM or less will not be upgraded to Android 4.0.”

Unfortunately, this means that owners of the ChaCha, Salsa, Wildfire S, Explorer “and others” will remain hopelessly stuck on Gingerbread — without the help of unofficial builds and custom ROMs, at least. But that’s not all: HTC also mentioned that the Flyer, EVO View 4G and the Jetstream won’t be jumping up to Ice Cream Sandwich either. This has to be rather disappointing to anyone who shelled out $700 for the Jetstream on a two-year contract in September. One consolation to the heartbreaking news is that at least you no longer have to hold your breath and wait to hear it — and HTC pledges to continue offering maintenance updates to the shunned devices — but it’s still a hard pill to swallow no matter which way you look at it.

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HTC refreshes Android update timeline, details which devices won’t get Ice Cream Sandwich originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 22 May 2012 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Which devices have Ice Cream Sandwich?

Posted by wicked May - 17 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

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It’s mid-May — do you know where your Ice Cream Sandwich update is? Six months after Android 4.0 made its debut on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, millions of owners of legacy Android devices are still anxiously awaiting the day the new firmware gets downloaded on their own electronic real estate. At least the scene today is much more pleasant than it was just a few months ago, as ICS is finally rolling out to several popular devices. But if you’re shopping for a phone or tablet, how can you possibly keep track of which device has what version?

Amidst the confusion, we’ve put together a handy list of the legacy devices that have already been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, as well as the ones that are promised an upgrade at a future date. Of course, many phones and tablets have ICS ROMs, leaked builds and other unofficial versions of the new firmware available, but we’ll only discuss official downloads here. We plan to amend the list as the update rolls out to more devices, so be sure to check back from time to time. Head past the break to see how much of a reach Ice Cream Sandwich has.

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Which devices have Ice Cream Sandwich? originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 May 2012 10:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Hands-on with ZTE’s line of Android 4.0 tablets

Posted by wicked May - 10 - 2012 - Thursday Comments Off

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ZTE PF100

In addition to its flagship line of smartphones, ZTE had its Ice Cream Sandwich tablets on hand here in New Orleans, some of which were making their American debut. As I said about the smartphones, it certainly appears that ZTE is trying to crack into the top tier of Android devices; if it will succeed remains to be seen.

The ZTE tablet line is driven by the PF100, a beauty we first met back in Barcelona. It’s got a beautiful 10.1-inch WXGA display with TFT technology, along with Tegra 3 and a gig of DDR2 RAM under the hood. The processor is clocked at 1.5 GHz and make no mistake about it- the PF100 offers a buttery smooth, mainly stock Ice Cream Sandwich experience. The PF100 is also packing a 5MP rear camera, a 2MP front shooter, Dolby sound, and HSPA+ radios.

Just underneath the PF100 is the V96, though “beneath” may be a matter of opinion. Screen and most specs go hit-for-hit with the PF100, including the stock ICS experience; the big difference here is the processor and radios. The V96 is packing a 1.7 Ghz dual-core processor instead of Tegra 3 (no word on model), and it ships with LTE-compatible radios. A pretty fair trade off, we’d say.

At the lower end of the spectrum is the K75, which may or may not seem like a big step down compared to its big brothers. If you prefer a 7-inch footprint, the K75 is the flavor for you. It’s wi-fi only, with a lower-res screen of 1024 x 600 pixels. It’s got Ice Cream Sandwich onboard, but this one’s modded quite heavily. Under the hood, ZTE remains tight-lipped on the processor, which is more than likely on the lower end of the spectrum.

All in all, not much news tablet-wise out of CTIA this year, though it’s refreshing to see smaller manufacturers like ZTE are edging their way into the market. Some photos of what ZTE has been up to follow the break.

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