Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Android, the world's most popular mobile platform powers millions of phones, tablets, and other devices and brings the power of Google and the web into your hands.Everybody knows that android powered devices are booming in the market now a days.And there are reasonable facts behind this. One big reason is that the choice of vendor it provides. Being an open source os not only it just provides the flexibility to choose your vendors but also it is attracts application developers because of its enriched API s and less restrictions. the latest version is Android 4.0(ice cream sandwitch).

Introducing Android 4.0:
Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the latest version of the Android platform for phones, tablets, and more,was officially launched at the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich release event on 19 October 2011.It builds on the things people love most about Android — easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, re-sizable widgets, and deep interactivity — and adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.Right now we are seeing a turning point in Android with seamless support for phones and tablets. In the future I believe TV and laptops may be part of this seamless experience where you can just enjoy your device anywhere and have all your data available at all times. That's exciting.

some salient features:
Apps launcher
Look and Feel: Well the Android users know that there is nothing hard about this OS. you just keep in mind that sometimes you need to access the menu or long press for more options. Some time you just need to swipe in certain places on the screen to get some extra functionality.

Home screen: In Android 4.0 thе home screen folders аnԁ favorites tray Ɩеt users group thеіr apps аnԁ shortcuts јυѕt bу dragging one onto a further. On smaller-screen devices, thе home screen wіƖƖ include a customizable favorites tray thаt саn bе seen frοm аƖƖ home screens. Users саn drag apps, shortcuts, folders, аnԁ οthеr priority items іn οr out οf thе favorites tray fοr instant access frοm аnу home screen.
Re-sizable Widgets

Widgets: Widgets give you qick glances of information without opening apps.Version 4.0 makes them cleaner and fexible.Widgets let you check your mail, flip through a calendar, music playback,social streams, and more — right from the home screen. Widgets are re-sizable.

Communication and sharing :Throughout the system, your social groups, profiles, and contacts are linked together and integrated for easy accessibility. At the center is a new People app that offers richer profile information. Your contact information is stored in a new "Me" profile, allowing easier sharing with apps and people.

Camera capabilities:The Camera app includes many new features that let you capture special moments with great photos and videos. After capturing images, you can edit and share them easily with friends. When taking pictures, continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, and decreased shot-to-shot speed help capture clear, precise images. Stabilized image zoom lets you compose photos and video in the way you want, including while video is recording.

Lock screen: The lock screens now let you do more without unlocking. From the slide lock screen, you can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the
Face recognition
lock screen
notifications window to check for messages. When listening to music, you can even manage music tracks and see album art.

Face Unlock : Android 4.0 will secure a device, by making each person's device even morepersonal — Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets you unlock your device with your face. It takes advantage of the device front-facing camera and state-of-the-art facial recognition technology to register a face during setup and then to recognize it again when unlocking the device. Just hold your device in front of your face to unlock, or use a backup PIN or pattern.

Apps : you can install apps from official market, third party source or from your own downloads. There is no restriction at all, so you can modifythe core software, including keyboards browsers media plyer and notifer.

Other Features : Android 4.0 holds plenty of beautiful and innovative feature that are worth to try.
         1.Android Beam for NFC-based sharing 
         2.Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP
         3.Live Effects for transforming video
         4.Sharing with screenshots 
For more detail you can refer to Android platform .

3 comments:

  1. Kaus said...:

    Is there any other additional security scheme used in Android 4.0 except face unlock. The reason is that any one can unlock the phone & break the security just using the owners photo. Though I don't sure but instead of using face unlock as a security scheme of the phone if they used bio-metric lock then the device will be more secured. Other features are awesome.

  1. Matias Duarte the chief Android designer was asked about ICS Face Unlock feature which recently was proven to be
    unlocked with a photo, and he answered :"Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is optimised for “common use cases”, but
    it also could defeat Face Unlock in case of using a photo of the owner, which has already been challenged in various
    part of the world with multiple time of successful unlocking of IceCream-Sandwich with a photo of the owner.
    you can see such a video at http://www.vincentabry.com/en/android-face-unlock-hacked-with-a-photo-1152

  1. The Geeks said...:

    hi..Im college student, thanks for sharing :)

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