Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich Features and Screen Shots


Google just unveiled Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich, together with the unveiling of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus handset.  The OS is an update to the current Gingerbread OS but it will also be used on tablets, hence, it is also technically an update to Honeycomb.   From demos I’ve seen so far, Ice Cream Sandwich looks impressive — it’s quicker, more polished and has a vastly improved functionality.

If you’re interested to know what Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer,  I have here a list of the main features of the OS.

Google Android 4.0 or Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Features

  • Customizable launcher
  • Option for virtual buttons in the UI
  • Tabbed widgets
  • Resizable widgets
  • Easier folder creation
  • Phone app with visual voicemail functionality
  • Pinch-to-zoom functionality in Calendar
  • Gmail has offline search, two-line preview, and new action bar, swipe to switch between Gmail conversations
  • Integrated screenshot capture by holding power and volume down buttons
  • Improved error correction on the keyboard
  • Direct access to apps from lock screen
  • Improved copy and paste
  • Face Unlock, a facial recognition service
  • New tabbed web browser (up to 16 tabs)
  • Browser automatically syncs Chrome bookmarks
  • New Roboto font
  • New Data Usage functions
  • Ability to kill off apps in the background
  • Camera app: zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, zoom while recording
  • Built-in photo editor
  • New gallery layout
  • Refreshed people app with social network integration, status updates and hi-res images
  • Android Beam, an NFC feature
  • Ability to disable any app
  • Controls disappear when viewing video or in widescreen mode
  • Favorites tray for favorite apps, links, and folders
  • Revamped notifications
  • Enhanced voice input

The UI of the Android 4.0 looks just as yummy as the name Ice Cream Sandwich.  Here are a few screen shots. is one of the most active tech sites in the Philippines. We enjoy sharing interesting and relevant stories about the latest trends in technology, developments in mobile phones and social media, and modern digital and geek culture.


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  2. With the collaboration between Google and Samsung, I think the two companies have accepted the facts that to compete with Cupertino, they have to join forces against the dominance of Apple.

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