Two devices by Pantech have received the Android 4.0.4 update. The Pantech Burst smartphone and the Pantech Element tablet are the lucky two. The news first broke out a couple of days ago, and the update has finally gone live for owners of the aforementioned devices. This is really great news considering the fact that Pantech isn’t a big name in the mobile industry with a very limited reach. That being said, both the devices came out after the release of Ice Cream Sandwich, so one might say it was about time. Regardless, the users can now enjoy the second best version of Android (after Jelly Bean). Switching from Gingerbread to Ice Cream Sandwich will show noticeable difference in terms of performance and fluidity. The update will also support Face Unlock which is a feature introduced with the Galaxy Nexus last year.
The Pantech Burst is the budget ranged 4G LTE phone on AT&T which was announced back in January this year, so was the Element tablet. These devices have done fairly well in the market especially since they don’t cost much. It is commendable how AT&T (and Pantech) is willing to support their customers even now. By what I just said, don’t mistake the Pantech Burst and Element to be low end devices. The Pantech Burst runs a powerful 1.5 GHz dual core Snapdragon S3 chipset with Adreno 220 GPU which is better than most 2011 smartphones.
The Element tablet however is a little low profile with its 8.9-inch display and a meager 16GB of internal storage with 1GB of RAM. There’s a slightly newer Snapdragon S3(APQ8060) dual core chipset on board the Element clocked at 1.5 GHz. This wasn’t exactly the best selling tablet out there, but did quite okay considering that there weren’t a lot of Android tablets at the time (nor were they selling well). Most Honeycomb running tablets have now been updated to Ice Cream Sandwich and in some cases, Jelly Bean too. So cooking up a ROM for the Pantech Element isn’t completely out of the equation, but it is completely up to AT&T and Pantech. As for the Burst, well, there’s a high likelihood of a future update. If it doesn’t however, there are tons of custom ROMs available out there.
To download the update, head over to the link below and follow the update procedure. Make sure to check out what’s new with the update too.
If you own either of the two devices, do let us know how it went by leaving a comment below.
Via: Phone Arena