Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich officially unveiled

Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich officially unveiled
Google has finally lifted the lid on the latest version of its Android operating system. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich offers a massive array of improvements over its predecessors bringing the best of both Gingerbread and Honeycomb while providing a raft of new innovations. The company followed up by showcasing a host of virtual buttons that appear at the bottom of the screen in some apps and allow users access to areas of the device like phone and contacts. Multi-tasking has also been given a boost and with ICS it's easier to see which apps you've been using recently. If you decide you're done with using one, you can easily flick it away to close. Notifications you don't want to read can also be easily flicked away.
Perhaps the most 'Star Trek' of all the new Android 4.0 features is a new piece of functionality called Face Unlock which, as the name suggests, unlocks your handset based on facial recognition tech. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich also brings some much-needed improvements to Google's camera UI, which the company says it has been working on with Samsung. ICS devices, and the newly announced Samsung Galaxy Nexus in particular, will have 1080p video, zero shutter lag, a new picture-stitching panorama mode, easier sharing and Instagram-esque filters.
Other minor improvements include better copy and paste, data logging and warnings and, at last, the opportunity to easily grab screenshots by holding down the power and the volume buttons.

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