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03-11-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-28, 22:50 PM

I didn't say it was a guarantee. But where is a guarantee that we surely won't get the ICS update? Keeping silence isn't a right way for Lenovo but they haven't said "No" untill now.   

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01-27-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-28, 23:06 PM

To me, therein lies the issue.  I stated earlier in this thread that Lenovo really hasn't officially said "no" yet, BUT, they haven't said yes either.

 

Every other major manufacturer has already come and stated which model(s) will/will not be getting ICS.  Yes, it upset a LOT of users (Samsung's first Galaxy Tab 7.0 for example), but AT LEAST THEY KNOW.  The knowledge has allowed them to make informed decisions about whether to keep their tab, move on to something else that will get ICS, or plan on purchasing something that already has ICS.

 

Lenovo's lack of an absolute response leaves everyone hanging.  What if a person goes through the time and expense of selling their K1 at a loss, purchase another tab, then Lenovo issues an ICS update?  What if a person decides to stick it out, waits to see if Lenovo does an ICS update, in the mean time, loses out on other deals that may come along?

 

There are many options, and many of them have financial consequences if the consumer makes the wrong decision.  Not everyone can afford to make such mistakes even when the consequence amounts to only a few hundred dollars.  Lenovo's lack of clarity on this issue only makes an informed decision impossible.

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02-22-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-28, 23:36 PM

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Hi!

 

I think we'll finaly get ICS for our tablets. The question is - when?

From Lenovo blog:

"...it’s worth noting that we are committed to making other Lenovo tablets “future-proof” by supporting newer releases of the Android OS. We are always assessing and refining upgrade paths for our tablet portfolio. Which is our way of saying users of our other tablets should stay tuned."

 

http://blog.lenovo.com/products/android-4-0-ice-cream-sandwich-thinkpad-tablet


The sad thing, this article has been written about 3 weeks before they removed the "Android 4.0 Available" statement from their website.

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03-29-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-29, 10:21 AM
Just a quick information: in Germany, Medion, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has launched a new tab called "Lifetab P9516", which according to the press is identical to the K1.

Here you can see some further information:
www.computerbild.de/artikel/cb-Tests-PC-Hardware-Tablets-Test-Aldi-Medion-Lifetab-P9516-MD99100-7392604.html

Medion has announced that there will be an Android 4.0 update for the Lifetab in the coming months.

https://www.facebook.com/MEDIONDeutschland/posts/373432592677797

So the chances should be quite high that we will see ICS also on the K1...
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02-01-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-29, 13:51 PM

IMO, I would be very surprised to see Lenovo offer any additional development on a discontinued product.  However, if they would release their source code for their hardware items like camera, swicthes, etc... I think the developer community could easily create a lighter ICS solution for us all.

 

 

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12-09-2011

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-29, 15:11 PM

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Just a quick information: in Germany, Medion, a subsidiary of Lenovo, has launched a new tab called "Lifetab P9516", which according to the press is identical to the K1. 

This information suggests to me that Medion designed and built the K1, and Lenovo just slapped their name on it at the last minute when they took over Medion last summer.

 

That would explain why Lenovo doesn't seem to know much about the K1!

 

That would also explain why no one at Lenovo seems able or willing to support the K1!

 

And that would even explain why Germany has the USB host adapter available, while it's scarce elsewhere!

 

Am I wrong?

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01-06-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-29, 16:15 PM

Granted this is from Jan. 31 this year but.... hope?????

 

http://www.androidfreeze.com/2012/01/lenovo-upgrades-it-ice-cream-sandwich/

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01-27-2012

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-29, 17:09 PM

That report has been brought up in the past.  At the time, the same report was appearing all over the place.  I believe they all stem from a report from India that claimed the Ideapads in India was to get ICS beginning in May.  Then, Lenovo actually had such info on the product page for the Ideapad worldwide.

 

Lenovo then discontinued the K1 and pulled the ICS notation from the US site, among others.  I believe there are a few worldwide sites that still have the notation.  When people called support about it, they were told that there is no ICS planned for the K1.  And that is when it got REALLY ambigous...

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11-15-2011

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-30, 16:15 PM

so many people here are acting like Lenovo has the only tablet not getting ICS yet. Even Samsung has not released it yet for thier Galaxy Tabs and Toshiba has not released it either. Sony says the update will be in Japan in April but no word on anywhere else. I'm looking forward to ICS on my K1 if it ever does happen, but 3.2.1 runs just fine right now.

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12-24-2011

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-03-30, 17:16 PM

Bakeman:

It is commendable that you are satisfied with being stonewalled by Lenovo.  Nobody, that I have seen, in this blog says that Lenovo is not going to implement ICS, nor that they are.  The basic thrust of this blog looks to me like it is a protest against conflicting information and no solid answer as to whether or not Lenovo plans to implement ICS.  We have been treated to announcements of the impending release of ICS to us and have also witnessed the disappearance of said statements.  Lenovo should either do their duty or get off the pot.  I am patiently waiting for a reliable indication of whether or not we will be getting an official installation before final consideration of rooting my K-1 or not. 

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