Huawei Honor gets Android Ice Cream Sandwich officially, gloats
posted by Daniel P. / Dec 12, 2011, 3:47 AM
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
Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 28, 2011
Check out the hands-on on gsmarena. I was highly impressed with the smoothness of it's gingerbread single core execution. Heck it's probably the smoothest customized-IU single core droid i ever saw. Those chinese really know their bussines. And they are just warming up. Huawei will be one of the major players in the smartphone market very soon.
posted on Dec 12, 2011, 5:38 AM 7
Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 01, 2012
I just have upgraded my Honor with demo build ICS. found not much different from Gingerbread 2.3.6 and WLAN is not working at all. Do you all have any ideas or suggestion how to fix it? Thanks, Best regards, Skjold Thant
posted on Feb 01, 2012, 10:08 AM 0
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