Huawei Honor gets Android Ice Cream Sandwich officially, gloats

Huawei Honor gets Android Ice Cream Sandwich officially, gloats
While the big boys are still kicking the Android Ice Cream Sandwich tires, and issuing one explanation after another why it takes 4-6 months to update all their phones to Google's latest and greatest, others are taking Nike's "Just do it" approach.

It seems that the first handset apart from the poster child Samsung Galaxy Nexus that will be officially running ICS, is Huawei Honor, also known in the US as the upcoming Huawei Glory for Cricket Wireless. We know, you haven't heard much about this handset, but its official ICS update is out on Huawei's support page, and, although the default system language is marked as Chinese, the company clarified the usual Android language pack is in as well.

The ICS source code was released mid-November, so it took Huawei less than a month to cook up the update, showing once again that what ties the hands of manufacturers up with Android updates are the UI overlays and carrier tests, rather than the mobile OS version itself. There are also instructions how to revert back to Gingerbread if something goes wrong, and the 149MB update size is quite reasonable. If you happen to own the Huawei Honor 4-incher, you can head over to the source link and update your phone, then gloat.

source: Huawei via TheUnwired

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Honor
  • Display 4.0 inches 854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 1GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh
  • OS Android 4.0.3

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