Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Ice cream sandwitch, on one hand where people in most parts of the world have already tasted the ics version of android firmware still many countries have been deprived of this new firmware. those places where it has been launched already umpteen number of reviews and pros and cons have been discussed, most Of us who are still waiting for the ICS, here is a basic and a quick round up of what the ICS has to offer overs its previous versions, some of u may already know them , but here goes

  • Enhanced speed and performance
  • Virtual buttons in the UI, in place of capacitive or physical buttons
  • Separation of widgets in a new tab, listed in a similar manner to apps
  • Easier-to-create folders, with a drag-and-drop style
  • A customizable launcher
  • Improved visual voicemail with the ability to speed up or slow down voicemail messages
  • Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
  • Offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom of the Gmail app
  • Ability to swipe left or right to switch between Gmail conversations
  • Integrated screenshot capture (accomplished by holding down the Power and Volume-Down buttons)
  • Improved error correction on the keyboard
  • Ability to access apps directly from lock screen (similar to HTC Sense 3.x)
  • Improved copy and paste functionality
  • Better voice integration and continuous, real-time speech to text dictation
  • Face Unlock, a feature that allows users to unlock handsets using facial recognition software
  • New tabbed web browser, allowing up to 16 tabs
  • Automatic syncing of browser with users' Chrome bookmarks
  • A new typeface family for the UI, Roboto
  • Data Usage section in settings that lets users set warnings when they approach a certain usage limit, and disable data use when the limit is exceeded
  • Ability to shut down apps that are using data in the background
  • Improved camera app with zero shutter lag, time lapse settings, panorama mode, and the ability to zoom while recording
  • Built-in photo editor
  • New gallery layout, organized by location and person
  • Refreshed "People" app with social network integration, status updates and hi-res images
  • Android Beam, a near-field communication feature allowing the rapid short-range exchange of web bookmarks, contact info, directions, YouTube videos and other data
  • Support for the WebP image format
  • Hardware acceleration of the UI
  • Wi-Fi Direct[66]
  • 1080p video recording for stock Android devices
bug fixes and optimizations
improvements to graphics, databases, spell-checking and Bluetooth functionality
new camera apps enhancing video stabilization and QVGA resolution
accessibility refinements such as improved content access for screen readers

4.04(latest until now)
stability improvements,
better camera performance,
smoother screen rotation and
improved phone number recognition

finally the irony of the technology race where one technology wouldnt have been implemented properly yet and another much better and improved version is already relesed as beta version
yes i am talking about  JELLY BEANS the next android firmware in the making.

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