Matias Duarte has confirmed that the Nexus S will be getting Ice Cream Sandwich. He didn’t say which one – different carriers have different rollout processes – but we can’t imagine most regions and carriers won’t get it. He also said that any Android 2.3 device should theoretically be able to run Ice Cream Sandwich, but don’t take that as confirmation that an update for your phone is coming unless you’re on a Nexus S or soon to be Galaxy Nexus – even the Nexus One is up in the air at this point.
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Every week, hundreds of new Android apps are submitted to the Play Store. If you’re not paying attention 24/7, it’s easy to miss some of the best stuff.
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Each week we will highlight five of the best new or overlooked games. You’re sure to find some hidden gems in these recommendations.
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Samsung Pay can utilize the iris scanner, but no other banking apps can use it. A new report out of Korea claims the Samsung Galaxy S9 will have improved iris scanning that will be able to secure sensitive information.
The FCC has repealed the 2015 Open Internet Order that guaranteed net neutrality rules would remain in place to prevent throttling and blocking on behalf of ISPs.
Android Wear began rolling out to the LG Watch Sport a few weeks ago, but Google has 29 more smartwatches either already receiving it or said to be getting it at some point down the line.