The release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is not that far away, so we thought we would offer you an update of what we know so far. We will also take a look at a few videos explaining all the new features. Much has been promised with this latest version of Android’s OS, so will it be able to live up to expectations, as well as offer improved app support?
When Ice Cream Sandwich was first announced at Google I/O we were lucky enough to be part of it thanks to a video being shot. The first that that you will notice is the logo, and shows that Google loves to play around with these logos, much like they do with their Google Doodle.
This is said to be their most ambition mobile OS release to date, the thing that consumer will love about this latest version is choice, something that you do not get with iOS and others on the market. The main focus with Ice Cream Sandwich is apps, and they will get the tools that they need in order to offer a much greater experience for the user.
The best thing about this next version of Android is how it will take all what was good from Honeycomb, and make it available in not just tablets but other devices as well. So the next big Android handset release will soon come with a holographic UI, new launcher, multitasking UI, advanced applications and so much more.
We do not have a release date yet for Ice Cream Sandwich, but it should be with us by Q4. In this second video there is no talking, but you all know about the idea that pictures speak louder than words? Well that is the case here, and once you watch the video you will know just what we mean.
Other features that will be updated include the camera software, which will now feature software to track your face, which is something that Nokia has been doing for sometime now. Although Google tell us that Ice Cream Sandwich will be for all Android devices, we do not think that they are being entirely clear here. We say this because it could demand a processor to run at a higher speed than some older handsets can manage. At least we know that the big players will be fine, such as the HTC Thunderbolt, Samsung Galaxy S II+, and the Droid Bionic to name a few.
The final video that we have for you is for the entire Google I/O keynote for day one, so not only will you get an insight into this next Android OS, but some of the other products that Google have to offer. Funny how there was no mention of Google+.