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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 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.


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.