So we’ve heard this new android version. The Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0)
Android 4.0 is a Google’s latest project aiming to unify multiple android versions so that it may enforce that all upcoming android devices weather smartphones or tablets will only have one kind of android version.
Let’s take a look what’s inside ice cream sandwich and pick what excites you most! haha
- Roboto: this is a new typeface font that will replace Droid Sans.
- Resizable Widgets: Ice CreamSandwich’s stock widgets are now flexible and more appealing than previous versions.
- Folders: Dragging apps and contacts on top of each other create re-arrangeable folders.
- Favorites Tray: Users can now store their favorite apps, links, and folders into a new Favorites tray for swift and easy access.
- Taking Screenshots: Hold down the power button and the volume down button to snap a screenshot.
- Notifications: It can now be pulled down from the Lock Screen. You can also dismiss notification by simply flicking an item to the right or left.
- Improved Copy & Paste: Copying and pasting content is made much easier. Just tap and hold down on the selected word, and drag the handles to highlight the selected words. Then you can select “Copy and Paste” from the popup menu, or simply drag the highlighted chunk of text to wherever you wish to insert it.
- Face Unlock: allows users to unlock their handsets just by looking into the front-facing camera.
- Improved Talk-to-Text: Voice input is more accurate, requires less time.
- Browser: The original browser now offers a maximum of 16 tabs, Web pages can now also be saved offline for later viewingl, and users will have an option for the desktop version of a site.
- Gmail: Gmail now supports two-line previews, and features a new context-sensitive action bar at the bottom of the screen. Gesture support allows you to swipe left and right between emails.
- People App: The phone’s owner has their own profile, and people’s contact details are sourced from Google+, Facebook, Twitter, etc. Users can define favorite contacts, and individual people can be placed on the homescreen or in folders for quick access.
- Calendar: Features a redesigned User interface and includes pinch-to-zoom to vary the level of detail on a calendar page.
- Data Usage: includes a new graphical display of the data your Android phone is using. Users can set warnings for exceeding data usage limits, as well as set how much background data each app can use.
- Camera: It features image stabilization, improved autofocus, and integration with other apps for sending photos or instant upload to Google+. There is a built-in face detection, panorama and time lapse modes, and on-the-fly photo retouching and enhancements.
- Android Beam: Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)
Are you an Android user? How’s your android experience? Hit the comment box, let us know your thoughts. And for those who don’t have android device yet and planning to get one this holiday season, I suggest that you double check, research or ask if the device you’re planning to buy is applicable or ready for android 4.0 upgrade.