Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS Review
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is a multi-platform operating system, both designed for smartphones and tablets. Google hopes to eventually an end to the different (and therefore confusing) Android versions, as currently exist with Android 2.3 Gingerbread for smartphones and Android 3.0 Honeycomb for tablets.
New interface & Multitasking on Recent Apps
The interface of Android 4.0 has been updated and looks more modern, nicer with animations and a new font. Speed ??control is provided via the virtual keypad in the system tray – Home, Back and Recent Apps. As in Android Honeycomb recently found under the apps running applications, among which you can easily change. New home screen folders where you can easily connect drag’n'drop your other favorite apps shortcuts (like contacts) can sort. Incoming calls can quickly respond in Android 4.0 with a text message without you having to take the phone or unlock. On the screen where you see the call, simply select an appropriate SMS response – this is immediately dispatched and the call is terminated.
Improved spell checker and voice input
The spell checker in Android 4.0 has been simplified: thanks to improved technology, you get more word suggestions and improvements. There is also a checker game which, like Word, misspelled words underlined: there are also alternative words suggested that you click on an insert or record in your dictionary. There is also a powerful voice input option allows text messages using speech. Remarkably, there is no limit to the talk.
Camera Features new gallery and activation from lockscreen
The camera app in Android 4.0 has many advanced features with a continuous focus, zero shutter was exposure ‘(virtually no shutter) and stabilized (digital) zoom. Photos in full resolution video to make, simply by touching the screen if you have an HD video. Face recognition is standard, as a single motion panorama mode. The last option you can also create different images in succession, and assemble them into a panorama photograph. Furthermore, the design of the renovated gallery and there is a comprehensive photo editor included in the gallery. The camera (like the notification window) now directly from a screen lock mode.
Social networking People app
In Android 4.0 will clear all your personal information is stored in a new “Me” profile. Also new is the People app that allows you instant access to all information (address, phone number and updates from social networks like Google and Twitter +) of a contact. The Calendar app has received an update making it easier all your calendars together. The new visual voicemail functionality (in the Phone app) integrates incoming calls, voice transcripts and audio files. Fun is also Live Effects: This option in the Camera app, you can add special effects to videos. It is also possible during video chat via Google Talk video chat : you can customize the background for example. Mealy users can deform their face when chatting with the “Silly Faces’ feature in this application.
Android Beam and Face-Unlock
Android 4.0 supports WiFi Direct and NFC. Thanks to NFC via Android Beam fast data exchange with others, simply by two (NFC) smartphones against each other to keep. Face-Unlock unique technology which allows your device using face recognition to unlock and secure.
Internet, The cloud and Gauge
The browser in Android 4.0 has been improved, you can now set or the mobile edition of the PC edition of a website sees. If you love to read, you can save a site offline for later viewing quietly. Bookmarks in Google Chrome on your PC or Mac are still easy to synchronize the built-in Android Browser. A new “explore-by-touch” mode provides audio feedback, thanks for that also serve visually impaired Android 4.0. Incoming mails are quick to answer with the built quick response’ function. A useful new feature is the gauge, which have a record of how many MB you use. You can set yourself on how much data usage you will get a warning, at high cost beyond your data bundle to avoid.
Android 4.0 Smartphones
The first smartphone that comes standard with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Multiple Android 4.0 smartphones and Android 4.0 updates for existing Android smartphones are eventually rolled out.