AT&T Pushing Android 4.0 to Samsung Captivate Glide
AT&T recently announced that the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update is now available for the Samsung Captivate Glide. The update must be downloaded and installed via Samsung's Kies desktop software. It won't be delivered over the air. Android 4.0 includes a wide range of improvements to the Captivate Glide. AT&T said that more Ice Cream Sandwich updates will soon be available to more of its devices, though it didn't specify which ones.
Galaxy S8 to Cost $750, S8+ to Cost $850: Carriers Share Launch Details
Samsung's new Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphones will cost $750 and $850, respectively. The phones share almost all features other than size and both ship with 64 GB of internal storage.
Google to Cease Updating Chrome for Android 4.0
Google will no longer provide updates to its Chrome browser for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google first released Android 4.0 in 2011.
Google Separates Personal and Work Data in Android
Google today introduced Android for Work, a new capability of Android that will allow people to separate their personal and business information and keep them secure. Android for Work is based in part on Samsung's Knox enterprise security platform.
Samsung Pushing Security Patch to Galaxy Phones
Samsung has detailed a security update that's headed to its Galaxy smartphones. The update includes the most recent Android system-level security patch from Google, as well as fixes for vulnerabilities specific to Samsung's phones.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.