Have you been missing swype while using ICS? Well, you don’t have to miss it anymore! Swype has just launched a beta version that’s compatible with Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). In addition to super efficient swiping to text the new version has Android ICS support, downloadable languages for tablets, and accuracy improvements. Too bad that last improvement means less hilarious autocorrect fails! For a refresher course on checking your Android for Swype and downloading beta, go to the Swype website.
Not even an hour later razorbladex401 works his miracle of compiling the AOSP bits and has developed a near perfect build. And when we say Near Perfect, we mean it. Besides the non-functioning camera, this version of ICS for the Motorola Xoom Wifi is crazy fast. Multitasking through the applications and browsing the internet felt like we were using a whole new device, perhaps a device running a quad core. Seriously folks, ICS is no joke when it comes to updating all of our old devices and making them new again. Everything works as advertised including the resizable widgets, market and other google apps (via a flashable .zip), and many games. The green flashing screen has already been addressed and fixed and is looking to be a more stable build by the minute.
We tested a few of the various applications included as well as installing Apparatus and they all ran even smoother than expected. Google has really outdone themselves this time around. [Read more...]
As you all may have heard the Android 4.0.3 sources were uploaded to the AOSP servers today which most took as being the update for the Nexus S; however, it also included sources for the Motorola Xoom Wifi and Motorola Xoom 3G devices. Thanks to XDA user razorbladex401 we have a introductory look at Ice Cream Sandwhich on the device! You can check out our video here to see a quick preview. [Read more...]