The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Operating System Review:
Android Ice Cream Sandwich, also referred to as Android 4.0 is the latest Android Operating System as of 11/21/2011. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is not only for smartphones, an entire slew of Android devices have been designed to take advantage of the hottest operating system on the market. You can find the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS on a MP3 player to a Google Android Tablet. Let's see what Android Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer.
Image and Video Enhancements
For your photos, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich revamps the Gallery. You now have larger thumbnails and more options for sorting and displaying your albums. A photo editor application is now part of the gallery. With the photo editor app you can clear up red eyes, rotate photos, add effects and crop images. It's easy to share your photos to single or multiple recipients. The updated Picture Gallery widget enables you to view photos at the home screen and quickly access a particular photo. You can also take a screenshot of your Android Ice Cream Sandwich device and share it.
For your videos, you now can use Live Effects. Live Effects transforms your captures with by allowing you to change backgrounds. There is also a morphing effects app called Silly Faces that let you apply graphic effects such as small eyes, face squeeze and more to your video recordings. You can even use Silly Faces during video chats.
Google Chrome Web Browser, Email and Cloud
Android devices equipped with internet capabilities have access to request full HTML web sites instead of the mobile versions. So if you have a Google Android Tablet running Android 4.0 or an Android Ice Cream Sandwich Smartphone, you will be able to view real HTML web sites, sync your Bookmarks, save content for offline reading, search saved content via a visual list and set preferences with Google Chrome. Thanks to WebKit core and the V8 Crankshaft compilation improvements, Android devices are a lot better at rendering web pages. With its continuance of cloud integration, Android Ice Cream Sandwich lets you sync with your Cloud.
Managing, sending and reading your email has become even easier. Contact auto-completion has been improved, the storing of frequently used quick responses can be inserted to messages from a menu list, nested email subfolders with sync rules help you organize your email and an email widget that lets you view and flick through your most recent email from the home screen.
Widgets, Home Screen Folders, Favorites Tray and New Lock screen options
Android Ice Cream Sandwich lets you change the size of widgets allowing for more space. Widgets let you access content without having to launch applications. You can see the latest activity of your social networks, look through your calendar, read your email, playback music and more all from the home screen.
You can now organize your apps on your Google Android tablet or other Android devices with home screen folders. Smaller Android devices you can find the Favorites Tray that hosts instant access to all of your custom apps and folders. The Favorites Tray is available on all home screens.
Access the camera, the notifications window, during music playback you can view album art and manage tracks and send a text message during an incoming call without having to unlock the phone.
The new People application places all of the contact information from your social networking, contacts and more in one place. Everything you need to communicate can be found here. Your contact info is accessible in the Me profile and there is now a button that lets you easily connect to your social networks. There is also enhancements added to the colored coded calendars that unify all of your appointments and schedules.