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Low-fat Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0 boosts HTC Vivid performance up to 66%

Low-fat Ice Cream Sandwich: Android 4.0 boosts HTC Vivid performance up to 66%
News from VentureBeat:

By upgrading to the latest version of Android, HTC Vivid owners will see huge performance bumps with their smartphones — a sign that other Android phones could see similar gains.

AT&T slowly began pushing out an Android 4.0 update, commonly named Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), to the HTC Vivid on March 16th. The update makes the Vivid the first Android 4.0 device available on AT&T’s network, and the second Android 4.0 device available in the U.S.

Upgrading to Android 4.0 provides a significant performance boost to the HTC smartphone, up to 66 percent faster than when running Android 2.3, according to our benchmarking tests.

Previously, the only smartphone with the latest Android software was the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, considered the current “Google phone”, which receives software updates from Mountain View search giant before all other Android phones. With the release of Android 4.0 for the Vivid, now the two largest US carriers have access to ICS. Samsung recently released ICS for it’s Samsung Galaxy S II smartphones to some European countries, and South Korea.

Notably, the HTC Vivid is the first US phone to receive an upgrade to ICS, and it’s the first phone to actually show the benefits of the up…………… continues on VentureBeat

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AT&T Debuts Windows Phone
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The second-largest U.S. mobile service provider AT&T Inc. (T) will sell Nokia Corporation’s (NOK) “Lumia 900” smartphone from April 9 onwards. The handset will be available for $ 99.99 with a two-year contract.

AT&T is the first ever carrier to offer 4G LTE Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) Windows Phone and has the exclusive right to sell the product. The company will also sell another Windows Phone – HTC Titan II – from HTC Corp for $ 199.99.

The devices will offer mobile broadband speeds up to 10 times faster than 3G.

AT&T is already riding high on Apple Inc.’s (AAPL) iPhones (4 and 4S), Google Inc.’s (GOOG) Android as well as LTE handsets, which are driving smartphone sales,…………… continues on Zacks.com

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