Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Features

  1. Updated UI
  2. Improved multitasking and App switching
  3. Updated home screen folders by dragging app icons into each other
  4. Native resizable widgets
  5. Lockscreen updates
    1. Launch camera
    2. Quick links
  6. Updated keyboard
  7. Updated voice recognition
  8. Better data management - shows data used to date through numerical values and graphs
  9. People hub that combines user info and social networks
  10. Calendar widget now supports swiping
  11. Gmail widget
  12. Updated photo gallery
  13. Built in photo editor
  14. Native screenshot capability
  15. Synced mobile web browsing with Chrome
  16. Android Beam with NFC support
  17. Unlock device using facial recognition
  18. Wifi direct and bluetooth HDP
For developers, one platform works across all platforms.


Promo Video

Full Announcement Video

In short, Android will have a more unified interface while enhancing connectivity with more options across old and new technologies. Any relatively "new" device should work but requires some good specs.