Google’s New Android OS: Ice Cream Sandwich with Samsung Galaxy Nexus
Here it is a good news for android lovers Google officially announced their new era of android OS called “Ice CreamSandwich V.4.0 “with Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone” today,So its a time to look into the Ice cream Sandwich and its new features ,optimization w.r.t previous android versions like Honeycomb,Gingerbread etc . Really they made phenomenon changes with some advance features like facial recognition ,Android Beam using NFC(near field communication ) etc. Make over is really appreciable from all user point of view.
Android V4.0(ICS) is designed to work with the Galaxy Nexus’ with 16:9 aspect ratio, and 1280×720 native resolution,Some new font-face like Roboto is embedded in this version
Some Features Of Ice Cream Sandwich & Samsung Galaxy Nexsus:
1.Customizable Home Screen launcher & Task Manager:
ICS support placing ,scrolling and re-sizing of home screen widget according to users requirement ,apps are easily droppable like Honey Comb, Live wallpaper is optimize to carry good animation speed, ‘favorite tray‘ can carry folders apps and contacts. Folders are more attractive ,we can assign icons to them by simply dragging over it to corresponding folder.You can take screen snap using “Power+Volume down” button combination
Task manager operate like honeycomb but here you cam ‘flick ‘any task from group
2. Face detection Lock Screen & Improved Keyboard :
New lock screen of ICS is more informative and attractive ,it will give you most of device info on lock screen dashboard like ,battery life,day,date time etc It also included facial lock system , which unlock your device with your face,the face recognition app wok perfectly.
Keyboard of ICS is more realistic and helpful for getting suggestions. Error correction is improved and the suggestion strip size is also increase,so that we can easily tap into it .Microphone typing is also optimize w.r.t voice density.
Browser is also optimize and from now you can request mobile as well as desktop version of any website
3.Android Beam(NFC) Sharing is Easy:
In ICS’s NFC (Near Field Communication) feature help you to share any data or any media file by tapping/touching your phone to another android enable device who support NFC.
4.Data Usage & Camera:
Data transfer is most important factor when you are using limited data plans ,so in ICS data watch apps ,you can watch your data in real-time as well as you can trace your old data usage, this apps also forecast your future usage & also lock the data channel if certain amount of data traffic exceed. It also capable to give you the data usage of particular apps ,Triggering of message when the certain amount of data usage threshold exceed is also available in ICS.
Camera of Galaxy Nexsus is pretty much powerful ,it has ability to take snap in “Super-fast” mode i.e shutter speed is improved to take lots of pictures ,”Magazine App” support various editing tools to customize and colorful editing of pictures. “REAL-TIME EDITING” of picture is best feature of ICS. Galaxy Nexsus allow you to shoop videos into 1080p in HD mode, it support continuous auto focus as well as “better Night mode capture” capability.”tap-to-snap” option shots snaps while you’re shooting video.
5. Notification & Google+ Hangout:
New ICS support enhance notification on apps and your messaging,call and many more ,a rich notification increase user experience.
ICS have apps for live interaction of your Google+ friends using hangout apps,it has ability to control your hangout according to your data speed ,quality is really good.
– 5 MP AF with LED Flash with zero shutter lag and fast shot2shot
– Front-facing Camera: 1.3MP for Video Call
– Video Playback : 1080p@ 30fps
– Video Recording : 1080p Full HD Video@ 30fp
– Audio Codec : MP3/AAC/AAC＋/eAAC
– 3.5mm Ear Jack
In build Apps-
– Android Market , Gmail , Google Earth , YouTube , Movie Studio
– Google Maps 5.0 with 3D maps and turn-by-turn navigation
– Syncing with Google Calendar, Google＋ app
[note] Availability of Galaxy Nexsus is depend on your location,in Indian it will available at the end of 2011 & with approx 300$ -350$ [/note]
Summery: According to me ICS focus on User-Experiences with major improvements,but I thought that in ICS we can see some thing like SIRI which was just announced by apple in iPhone 4S 🙁
So what do you think about this , are you satisfied with new features & improvements by Ice Cream Sandwich? what feature you mostly looked into ICS? Kindly answer it into comment ,we are here to solve it for you 🙂
Saurabh Mukhekar is a Tech Blogger from Pune, India. He is also thinker, maker, life long learner, hybrid developer, edupreneur, mover & shaker. He’s captain planet of BlogSaays and seemingly best described in rhyme.
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