It was just is recent days Google launched the new version of Android, Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich”. Galaxy Nexus became the first phone which had Android 4.0 as its operating system. Galaxy Nexus was designed specially for the Android 4.0 and was unveiled in public by Google and Samsung together.
Ice Sandwich has great improvement over previous version of Android. It has some of the coolest feature to make it your phone favorite.
Android 4.0 features
Now the user can set up warnings, so that at time when you begin to come near the data thresholds the warning bumps up. this is all possible because of a “stock app” which is bundled with the Android 4.0, that lets you control the network activity and view the data usag of specific app’s.
The new version also features NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, which allows the user to do data exchanges, simplified transactions in between two phones kept in close proximity to each other. It lets user share youtube videos, maps and directions and many share able thing by simple tapping the two Android 4.0 phones.
Android 4.0 Browser:
The new browser includes Chrome sync (which keeps bookmarks from all of your accounts synced). The new browser is now closely matched with the desktop version of Chrome Browser. The new browser also has the ability to website like the desktop version and also save it offline on the phone. The new browser has features like, New Incognito Tab, New “Labs” section where the user can add full-screen webapp support on the browser and some gestures over the browser.
New Contacts and Social Networking features:
Androids contacts or “Peoples” app has finally got some facelift as it streamlines the way contacts are displayed. Now the contact information is called from the social networking connections as well as any custom info that was added manually by user. The addition of high resolution photos for the contacts is a new thing to look out for. The attempt by Google is just like making a the contact app more than just like a quick dialer.
Face Unlock Feature:
This is something new to know in Android 4.0. earlier version had only swiping the homescreen feature to unlock the phone. But now facial recognition add a new feature by which user can log in by simply looking at the phone, this feature simply taps the phone camera to pick the face and match it with the ones stored in phone. This feature is known as “Face Unlock” feature.
Android is known for its UI and now the new version of Android has sleek futuristic design. Android 4.0 has a multitasking icon which calls up the recently used apps and thus eliminates the need for the physical keys.
The widgets are now flexible as they are resizable and user can select the size of displayed information on the home screens.
New Camera Capabilities:
It features with the multi shot capability, which means user can shoot any moment, multiple pictures without missing any moment due to relatively lengthy snap time. Also packed with new filter-filled photo editor, and a particularly cool sounding feature : an image rotator that spins the photo based on where your eyes are looking at. it means it will rotate with your eye direction.
Now the Android 4.0 lets you take the screen shot easily by by simultaneously holding power and volume-down buttons.
Android 4.0’s live voice-to-speech feature is something special as it lets the user to create emails, texts and other also perform other functions simply by speaking few words.
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