Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

"Design changes for Android 4.0 include:

  • Replacing physical buttons on devices with equivalent on-screen icons.
  • New lock screen features - the ability to access camera and notifications.
  • Ability to group apps and shortcuts by dragging icons onto each other.
  • Redesigned multi-tasking screen. Applications are represented by scrollable tiles.

Other software changes include:

  • Face recognition unlocking. Rather than entering a pattern code as in previous versions, users can opt to look into their camera.
  • Enhanced email capability - support for nested subfolders
  • Android Beam - users can swap web content or links to apps by touching their phones together.
  • Enhanced voice input featuring a continuously open microphone - meaning phones listen out for instructions."

BBC News - Android debuts Ice Cream Sandwich

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