Google has finally unveiled its upcoming version of Android OS 4.0 for smartphones and tablets named "Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich" in collaboration with Samsung, the next generation of smartphone namely Samsung Galaxy Nexus will be based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich with the support of various new features.
The new Google Galaxy Nexus Specifications are as follows:
- A 4.65-inch 1280 x 720 HD Super AMOLED display
- HSPA+ or LTE (depending on region)
- 1.2 GHz dual-core processor (TI OMAP 4460)
- 1 GB of RAM
- 16 or 32 GB of internal storage
- 5 MP rear camera with flash; 1.3 MP front camera
- Full HD 1080p video recording at 30 FPS; zero shutter lag
- Bluetooth 3.0 and dual-band WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
- NFC and a barometer
- 8.94mm thin; 135g light
- 1,750 mAh battery
You can register your advance booking online through official website of Google Nexus. Samsung Google Galaxy Nexus will be available for customers in United States, Europe and Asia from November 2011.
Google has also launched Android 4.0 SDK for developers with all the improved and new APIs. Developers can get Android 4.0 SDK from here.
What’s New in "Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich”?
Google has added many new features in Android 4.0 while many improvements are customized and visual, there are still core enhancements being made. We have listed some of those new features about Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
- Honeycomb-styled interface
- New Roboto typeface used throughout the UI
- New lockscreen featuring quick unlock to camera and notification pane access
- Improvements to multitasking and the notification pane
- Resizable widgets
- Quick SMS responses when rejecting incoming calls
- Improvements to text input, autocorrect and copy & paste
- Real-time voice-to-text input
- Full control over data usage, including usage notifications
- New contacts app featuring better social integration and “Me” profile
- More advanced Calendar and Gmail apps
- Improved Gallery featuring a photo editor
- Improved Camera app including panorama mode and easy sharing
- Cloud connectivity with automatic Google Chrome bookmark sync
- Offline access to emails (past 30 days by default) and web pages (when you save them)
- Face unlock using facial recognition technology
- Android Beam for NFC sharing of loads of content
- Integrated visual voicemail and appropriate APIs
- Integrated screenshots from hardware button combination
- Support for high-density mobile displays such as the Galaxy Nexus’ 720p display
- Many, many new APIs