It looks like Intel decided to update most of its smartphones carrying its Atom-based chipset to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich this month.
No later than last week Lava XOLO X900 got its long-awaited Android 4.0 ICS update and today it looks like another Intel-powered device is about to get the same upgrade, the Orange San Diego.
Although Intel has quietly started the rollout of the update, the folks over at Modaco
have recently reported that Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade is now available for Orange San Diego in some countries.
Previously known as Orange Santa Clara
, the device is available for purchase via Orange carrier. The smartphone was launched back in June with Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system out of the box, which was one of the phone’s minor downsides.
Not anymore though, as the Android 4.0 ICS is reportedly rolling out to all Orange San Diego devices, in stages. This means that not all owners will receive it at the same time, but there might be a way that users could force push the update to their smartphones.
The first reports coming from Orange San Diego owners indicate that this update does not bring along too much bloatware, which can be easily removed via root.
According to the latest reports, the update is about 270MB in size and is pushed OTA (over the air). Android 4.0
Ice Cream Sandwich will bring important performance and visual improvements, as well as new features and tweaks.
Those who do not want to wait for the update to be pushed to their devices OTA can force pull it following the procedure described on Modaco’s forum.
Make sure you have the Android SDK installed before and the latest Intel drivers. For more details on how to update the Orange San Diego, check out the original thread