Huawei offering Ice Cream Sandwich

Huawei offering Ice Cream SandwichThis is one that's really going to have us reaching for the smelling salts. Remember a few months back, we told you of a fab new smartphone launching from Huawei called the Honor? 1.4GHz processor, 4-inch FWVGA display, 8MP and 2MP cameras and a stonking 1,900mAh battery running Gingerbread.

Well scrap that, because Huawei is upping the stakes and offering Android Ice Cream Sandwich, not Gingerbread, keeping things ticking over inside the Honor. And that's a pretty big deal, as up till now you could only get ICS on the Google-flagship Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

And best of all, it's not merely coming soon - it's here now, with Huawei listing Android 4.0 (albeit in what it calls a 'demo' form) on its official Honor web page. What's more, you are even given instructions on how to revert to Gingerbread if ICS doesn't really float your boat.

We're quite staggered by this because Huawei appears to have trumped more fancied rivals like Android favourite HTC and Google-owned Motorola. Which is certainly not bad going.

And now for the bad news you've all been waiting for. As of now there are no plans whatsoever to bring the ICS-rocking Honor to us gadget-starved folks here in the UK.

Via GSM Arena

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matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 19:14

I have a feeling Huawei may rapidly becoming the next HTC...

Treab  Dec. 12, 2011 at 21:39

what a quiet rise to the top then a just as quick fall?

matt101101 / MOD  Dec. 12, 2011 at 21:44

Yes, a quiet but relentless rise to being the second biggest Android manufacturer (they'll never overtake Samsung due to the fact Samsung have some kind of rights or something over AMOLED and Sammy make their own, incredibly good, chips), overtaking HTC who've had a spectacular fall from grace in 2011 after the amazing Desire, which they released in early 2010.

hicks12  Dec. 12, 2011 at 22:02

samsungs AMOLED display isnt all that, i find its way to vibrant i.e not true colours where as the iphone and other devices with IPS panel lcd displays are better, HTC use S-LCD which is Sonys tech and thats good stuff aswell. HTC have been going for donkey years and they have always been a pioneer in phones just not many really know it :P, im pretty sure HTC have had good growth since the XDA and the HTC HD2 put them on the current gen smartphone again and they should be outselling next year :D.


edit: forgot to add, interesting guys bringing ICS with it and i hope they actually get it to the UK market as these guys are fairly good however they tend to delve into the lower end so will be interesting how this is priced!.

CTPAHHIK  Dec. 13, 2011 at 08:49

If you can successfully serve Chinese market, why bother with anything else? You have half a billion potential customers.

Western countries require too much bureaucracy in return for higher margins, but you have to be sure to make a profit before you begin or you drown in paperwork and your product never makes it to a shelf.

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