ANDROID 4.0 ICE CREAM SANDWICH OFFICIAL
On the night before (at 3.00 AM Italian time), Google has officially released the next version of its mobile operating system that, as everyone knows, is called Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. The new OS is designed for smartphones to tablets, introduces many features and many optimizations of an aesthetic and ergonomic. For Google, which often criticizes the fragmentation of its Android devices, it is a major challenge.
With an event held in Hong Kong, Google introduced a new version of Android 4.0, which draws the best from the world of smartphones and tablets, while introducing some new features. Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” is a candidate as the operating system “bridge”.
The interface of the OS is much clearer, compatible with any screen resolution (including the one with 1280 x 720 pixels in the new terminal Samsung Galaxy Nexus). Google introduces anew font of writing, called Roboto (who is also the name of a proposed title on Android Market), which sums up the philosophy of Mountain View and the message conveyed by Android 4.0.
In fact, the font used is very readable with geometric shapes and soft lines and rounded.Google also removes the limit tied to physical buttons terminals Android, integrating the threemain buttons inside of the OS ‘interface. These buttons appear when needed, at the bottom of the screen will be hidden when you use full screen applications, following the rotation of the display. On an aesthetic level, Android 4.0 shows new animated backgrounds, a new set ofwidgets and a notification system inspired by what is now offering Honeycomb on the tablet.
Even the boot screen better. Google now offers a facial recognition system (the front of the camera sensor is also used to identify the user) as well as the inclusion of passwords and codes at the end of a session. As on the iPhone, you can also access the camera from the home screen. The operator of customized applications has become, with the possibility to also post up to four software at the bottom of the screen for quick access.
Native applications are characterized by numerous innovations. The Android browser, for example, opens the navigation tab (up to 16), and offline browsing. And ‘in fact possible to download a Web page for future reference. The browser allows the user to use the “classic” of a website (and not the mobile version), the anonymous navigation and synchronization of Bookmarks with Chrome desktop. The mail client interface improves with a short description of the content of messages, the ability to search online and identify the contacts made ??on the terminal. As for the phone, Android 4.0 is now a visual voice messaging service and the ability to reject a call, sending an SMS. The creation of screenshots is (finally) allowed by the operating system natively.
The keyboard suffers a slight facelift: the suggestion has been optimized in the words you type, the copy-paste and voice recognition system that lets you convert your voice into text.Google takes a special interface to the data traffic on your mobile device (with statistics per application), alerting you when exceeding a threshold data (very common in the Italian market). Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is also a great leap forward in Multimedia, with photographic applications, the realization of zoom during video, photo-editing app with no image stabilization or third in real time. The video player also open to new formats (MKV for example) with a slightly revised UI.
Android Beam, reserved for terminals with chip NFC (Near Field Communications), will allow two users to exchange Android smartphone in seconds files, applications and information simply by approaching the two terminals. Google Android 4.0 ICS will be available from November through the first terminal Samsung Nexus Galaxy, and will subsequently be extended to other products. According to reports from Mountain View, Android smartphones 2.3.xei 3.x Android tablet should be able to be updated to Android 4.0 when the update will be available.
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