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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  • Display 4.0" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 1 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1900 mAh(6.66h talk time)



1. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Cool, but I never heard of this phone. Like is it GSM or CDMA?

2. samda

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.

3. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

This is a good start for Huawei to show customers that they are ready to play game with other manufactures in high end Android world that recently announced Good job Huawei

4. kshell1

Posts: 1143; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

i really F*ccking hate you right now huawei :( you make me sad my galaxys2 is sad now it has all this power but no ics to show it with and a f*cking single core much lesser known phone gets it 1st

5. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

go Huawei!

6. Skjold

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

7. Skjold

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

How can I get update link of Huawei Honor to ICS? I have visited its official website but i found none.

8. Skjold

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 01, 2012

Huawei does not care about its sevices responses to its customers. I have emailed about my Honor WLAN problems after upgrading to its ICS demo build several times, no reply so far.

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