Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Google and Samsung New Android 4.0

Google and Samsung have unveiled the first phone running Android 4.0 known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).

Android 4.0 is built for both Smartphone and tablets. The features include a new font optimized for HD displays, the elimination of all hardware buttons in order to focus on adaptable software buttons, an improved keyboard, more interactive notifications and resizable widgets.

It also comes with a faster browser with Google Chrome sync for bookmarks, upgrades to Gmail and calendar functions, and more integration with Google+ in the new People app for contacts. The Android Beam function uses NFC (Near Field Communication) to share content such as maps, videos and websites by tapping two phones together and the Face Unlock feature uses facial-recognition software to unlock the phone. The first phone with Android 4.0 is the Galaxy Nexus from Samsung.

The ICS also provide users with monthly data usage figures, complete with warnings for when a user surpasses a certain data allotment. It automatically cut off all mobile data should you surpass the cap, too.

It comes with a 4.65-inch contour display with 720p resolution, a dual-core 1.2GHz processor and LTE or HSPA+ support, depending on the market. Starting in November, the Galaxy Nexus will be available in the US, Canada, Europe and Asia.