New to Smartphones--ICS

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New to Smartphones--ICS

Hi, I just got my first smartphone last week, a Samsung Captivate Glide.  As Ive been reading along on comments about various apps, etc, I see a lot of people talking about Ice Cream Sandwich.  What is it, do I have it, and would I want it?

Thanks!

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Its Android version 4.0, you don't have it an honestly if you aren't sure what it is you probably don't need it. But you will
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lynnea1 wrote:

Hi, I just got my first smartphone last week, a Samsung Captivate Glide.  As Ive been reading along on comments about various apps, etc, I see a lot of people talking about Ice Cream Sandwich.  What is it, do I have it, and would I want it?

Thanks!


Google codenames their major Android releases with dessert names in increasing alphabetical order.

Eclair - 2.1

Froyo - 2.2

Gingerbread - 2.3

Honeycomb (tablets only) - 3.x

Ice Cream Sandwich - 4.0

 

No current AT&T phone I am aware of has ICS yet.  Don't expect it any time soon - AT&T isn't even able to handle upgrading phones to Gingerbread properly (look at the Infuse).

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Has the AT&T Nexus S not been updated to ICS yet?  I thought that it was updated around the same time that the T-Mobile version was.

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Has the AT&T Nexus S not been updated to ICS yet?  I thought that it was updated around the same time that the T-Mobile version was.


AT&T never sold the Nexus S.

 

I think Best Buy sold an AT&T-compatible version...  but AT&T actually selling a Nexus?  I don't think it's ever going to happen, AT&T enjoys mangling the firmware and bloating it up way too much.

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Entropy512 wrote:

21stNow wrote:

Has the AT&T Nexus S not been updated to ICS yet?  I thought that it was updated around the same time that the T-Mobile version was.


AT&T never sold the Nexus S.

 

I think Best Buy sold an AT&T-compatible version...  but AT&T actually selling a Nexus?  I don't think it's ever going to happen, AT&T enjoys mangling the firmware and bloating it up way too much.


The one sold at Best Buy is what I was referring to.  It may not have been a traditional AT&T phone, but it was still eligible for a subsidy with a two-year contract.  I consider that an AT&T phone because of the subsidy.

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JFizDaWiz,

 

Is there any way to get the ICS update now and if you know anyone using it, how complex is it to install?

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Depends on phone model, I've been putting custom ROMs on every android device I've ever owned since the the G1. It just involves reading and following instructions
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