The Huawei Ascend G300 sold by Vodafone UK now has an update to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich waiting for it. The smartphone was launched by the operator sometimes called Big Red back in April. Ever since then it’s been extremely affordable, and it comes with specs that just two years ago would have made it a flagship device.
Yet so far it’s been running Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which is a positively ancient version of Google’s mobile operating system. So it’s nice to see Huawei and Vodafone try to rectify that with this update. Of course, Android 4.0 isn’t the newest kid on the block either, but at least it doesn’t date back to 2010.
The update to ICS comes over-the-air, so you’ll get a notification when it’s ready. Keep in mind that in order to get to Android 4.0.3, you’ll actually need to perform two updates – the first being one that ‘prepares’ your phone for the ICS goodness. The entire process is extensively detailed over here at Vodafone – make sure you read everything before starting to update.
After the whole shebang is sorted out, you’ll have in your hands a £100 smartphone that runs Android 4.0. Not many people can say that, we assure you. And by the way, Vodafone still sells the Ascend G300, and it’s still that cheap. So if you’re interested, go grab one.