Top 5 Android Ice Cream Sandwich Features
Well, this is the best thing about Google’s Android. The developers never rest and keep striving for more.
Ever since its base version, the Android 1.0 was launched in September 2008, it has been updated some 20 times. Contuinuing with its tradition of naming the versions on the names of desserts (Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb), the latest one on the block is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. And boy, this one looks pretty delicious.
As reported by PC Mag, we’ll discuss some of the best features of Android Ice Cream Sandwich:
New User Interface
By now many users would have been bored of the Gingerbread UI on their phones. The new UI for Ice Cream Sandwich is a combo of the best of both worlds – tablets and smartphones. The design is glossy and revolutionary. It has been designed in such a way that it eliminates the need for physical keys. There’s also a new and improved multitasking icon in this new UI.
New Browser Functionality
This is one Android browser which is the closest to Google Chrome. Ice Cream Sandwich has the Chrome sync feature which keeps bookmarks synced between your handset and desktop browsers, a “full site” button using which you can alternate between mobile view and full site view, tabs, and a new Incognito tab.
Okay, this is Google’s answer to Apple’s Siri. This is a new and improved speech recognition technology and it is touted to be more advanced than Siri. This new-age feature empowers the users to create emails, texts, and perform other tasks by simply saying out things aloud.
Tired of swiping the home screen every time you want to unlock your phone? This new feature works in sync with the camera so that you can unlock the phone by simply looking at the handset. This bridges the gaps with laptops further and ensures better safety and security. In case you don’t want to go face to face with your phone, don’t worry. You still have an option to use a password.
This feature enables phones with Near Field Communication (NFC) to share apps, websites, maps, YouTube videos, maps, directions and a lot more. And how do you do this? By simply tapping two Android 4.0 together. It’s similar to the Bump It app on iOS.