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Android Ice Cream Sandwich – How tasty it could get

Android Ice Cream Sandwich

I’ve been eagerly waiting for weeks and months, drooling over the release of the latest Android version 4.0 termed Ice Cream Sandwich, and after seeing the reviews, I can gladly say that I’m not disappointed. The looks, the features are all on a whole new level. Some of the features that impressed me include :

  • Face Unlock – This is a new concept of unlocking phones and a good way to protect your device without having the pain of remembering the passwords. In case the device isn’t able to recognise you, it switches to pattern unlock mode, so one does not have to worry about face unlocking in the night.
  • Screenshots – Though not such an impressive feature, it is good to see it inbuilt in ICS
  • Browser – The new browser definitely looks much  more faster and optimised as compared to the stock browsers in the previous versions. Again a +1 for ICS.
  • Enhanced Speech to Text – This feature is one of the awesomest features of ICS. The Speech to Text is way better than the ones in previous OS versions. The time delay between conversion from speech to text is very less making it almost instantaneous. And the really really cool part is that it all comes inbuilt in the OS !!!
  • Absence of Buttons – The design of ICS has been made similar to Honeycomb where button-less navigation prevails. Well I frankly don’t know if this would be cool, so i guess I’ll wait it out until I feel it for myself.
  • Data Usage – Perhaps one of the coolest techie feature would be this one, in my opinion. You can now monitor your data usage, set timelines to monitor your data usage in, see what apps hog your data and so on. A really cool feature.
  • Android Beam – Well this is not the first time I’m seeing this sorta app, but I must say that I’m impressed because ICS ports it as a stock app with the device ! For those who are wondering what this is, it is similar to the Bump app. You make your phone and the target phone to come into contact with each other and then transfer stuff like webpages, links, apps and so on.
There are a lot more cool features in this latest version OS of Android, but these are a few that really caught my eye. Well i would like to thank Google for their awesome efforts to take Android into a whole new level and make techies like me drool over it. Ice Cream Sandwich indeed.

Samsung and Google to launch new Android device on Oct 19

Samsung and Google

Yes ! It’s finally on the countdown !…Samsung and Google have finally announced the launch of a new device at the upcoming event on October 19. The launch of the new device had been delayed as a tribute to Steve Jobs. Google’s Android has been one of the biggest competitors to Apple’s iOS. With the iPhone4s expecting to hit records, this new Android device will also have a tough time and will give a tough time to Apple.

Is it the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest Android OS and the most awaited Nexus Prime ??? Let’s wait for a few more days and find out.

Ice Cream Sandwich Delayed

Google and Samsung have postponed their much hyped first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device, owing to the death of Steve Jobs. They are looking for a “new date and venue” to unveil the smartphone, which has been dubbed both the Galaxy Nexus and the Nexus Prime.

The launching date aside, Samsung posted a teaser video of the device it is planning on debuting soon, on the day when the iPhone 4S was announced to the world. This move would be right because even tho the new device is just some modifications on the previous iPhone4, it would still be a good competitor to Google’s new top-end Android device.

Ice Cream Sandwich coming really soon ??

Android

As all the android fanboys look forward to the release of the most hyped about Ice Cream Sandwich, Google just announced on the Android Developers Blog instructing developers on how to build apps for this latest OS version.

From the looks of it, the latest Android release will support big screens, small screens and everything in between. Since Android apps are forward-compatible, this means tablet apps developed for Honeycomb will also run on Ice Cream Sandwich. Ice Cream Sandwich will apparently bring all the Honeycomb APIs to handsets.

All in all this announcement of Google could suggest that the release of the latest Android is not far behind as we all think. Well, we’ll just have to wait and watch.

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