Dessert should be sweet, but adding a bit of savoury in there can keep you from experiencing sugar burnout. Swapping out the cookies in an ice cream sandwich for a good, chewy piece of bread makes it less one note, while still being firmly dessert.
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Kogan's sub-$200 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet has attracted plenty of attention, but would it cut it as a business travel companion? In its favour are the price tag and (potentially) the range of Android apps available. But a deathly lack of stability and the absence of a 3G option make it tricky to recommend for work use.
Kogan's much-in-demand sub-$200 Ice Cream Sandwich Agora tablet won't be shipping to customers for quite a few weeks, but we got our hands on a pre-production review unit of the $199 16GB model. How does it stack up at first glance?
We've talked before about the process of how Android updates actually reach your phone. A point update to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus from Vodafone reminds us why getting updates can take longer than you expect.
OK, this will be interesting if it works: Kogan is selling a $99 HDMI Android Ice Cream Sandwich dongle that plugs into an HDMI port on your TV to add Internet access. If you have a relatively modern TV but don't have online capabilities, that could be very handy -- when it eventually gets delivered.
Kogan's sub-$200 Android tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich was a big hit when it was announced last month, selling out within days despite an original delivery date of June 25. That delay has become longer, with the first batch of customers told they'll now have to potentially wait until July 16 for their tablet. The trade-off? The specs have improved slightly, with Bluetooth added and an improved screen.
Kogan's previous excursions into bargain Android tablets have had mixed results, but this could be an interesting deal if the specs stay consistent: a 10-inch tablet running Ice Cream Sandwich, selling at $179 for an 8GB model or $199 for a 16GB version.
Android: A lot of phones are getting Ice Cream Sandwich eventually, but we all know that could take a while. If you can't wait, Phoenix Launcher reproduces Ice Cream Sandwich's smooth, good-looking launcher and app drawer on any device running Gingerbread.
If you're lucky enough to have an Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich, like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the folks at ExtremeTech have a great walkthrough on how to turn your handset into a fairly powerful workstation. You'll need a couple of items to get started, but the end result is that your phone can turn into a desktop almost anywhere you go.
If you have an Android device running Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), you can now download the beta version of Google's Chrome browser from the Android Market. The mobile version brings many of the things we love about Chrome, like bookmark syncing and Incognito mode, direct to your phone or tablet.
One of the best things about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is that it comes with a vanilla OS: no crapware and no bloated UI skin. But that doesn't mean that you also get updates directly from Google. If you bought your Galaxy Nexus from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone, you're not running the latest version of Ice Cream Sandwich, and you probably never will.
We're big fans of Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0 to the rest of you), but right now it's only available locally in the form of the Galaxy Nexus (and apparently random updates on the Nexus S). Vodafone is offering an email update service that will let customers know when ICS is made available on the phones it sells.
If you want a brand-new phone running Ice Cream Sandwich, then you can choose from a stack of carrier deals for the Galaxy Nexus. But if you picked up its predecessor, the Nexus S, during its brief period of availability from Vodafone earlier this year, you might also be in luck.
Android: Ice Cream Sandwich is bringing a lot of awesome new features to Android, one of which is a new and improved keyboard. If you can't wait to get your hands on it, you can download the Ice Cream Sandwich keyboard in the Android Market right now, no root required.
Android's upcoming Ice Cream Sandwich update looks amazing, but as with all Android updates, you never really know whether your phone's going to get updated (and when). Tech blog Engadget has a list of which phones are headed for the update.
We've taken our first look at Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and we like what we see -- but it'll be awhile before most devices get their hands on it. With the right mix of apps, tweaks and even a custom ROM or two, you can get a lot of what promises to Ice Cream Sandwich great right now. Here's how.