Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich

     So yet another new release of the revolutionary android. Having just been introduced to android through my new Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1, I’m impressed at what Android is able to and might still be able to do. And I’m kind of caught up on the Android bandwagon.

Here are key features of Android 4.0

  1. Direct successor to Android 2.4 (Gingerbread) and Android 3.0 (Honeycomb). Whereas Gingerbread is optimized for smartphones, Honeycomb is for tablets. This release is intended to work on both tablets and smartphones. That’s a very good news depending on whether Samsung intends to provide updates for existing Honeycomb users.
  2. Newly created font optimized for HD devices.
  3. No hardware buttons.
  4. Google Chrome desktop browser is to be the default browsing app.
  5. Contacts, Social services all integrated in single app, the People App.
  6. Highly expected Android Beam allows sharing data just by tapping two supported phones together (how cool is that?)
  7. Makes use of NFC (near-field communications)

     Samsung, incidentally (???), is the first vendor to incorporate this release in their phone called the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

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     Hoping there would be a OTA (over-the-air) update push to Galaxy Tab users (**cough** yours truly **cough**) who would be eagerly waiting for phone functions.

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