What exactly is android Ice cream sandwich?
As rumors about Android Jellybean is waving around the tech world, here it is time to discuss about the ice cream android. It is expected to fill the gap between tablets and mobile phones so that the new version will be able to run on both devices. Google stated that: ‘Our goal with Android Ice Cream Sandwich is to deliver one operating system that works everywhere, regardless of device. Ice Cream Sandwich will bring everything you love about Honeycomb on your tablet to your phone’
We are not sure about the numerical system which will be used here. Like Gingerbread 2.3, Honeycomb 3.1, we can expect it to be 4.0. It is just merely an expectation. Google has one clear motive here to put an end to use different versions of Android on devices.It is a clear move from Google to put an end to android fragmentation.
The concept of using a “single OS that runs everywhere” is much appreciated in the android marketplace. It would be a standard platform for all the devices running on android.
Ice Cream Sandwich release date
Google’s executive chairman Eric Schmidt reported on September 7th that it will be released in October/November.
The Interface and Features
It will showcase all the interface features of Android 3.0 Honeycomb plus exciting new possibilities. You will get the updated app launcher, interactive and new home screen widgets, holographic user interface along with the multi-tasking panel. Google says is it will incorporate all the popular benefits of the Android tablet OS, Honeycomb and make ice cream useable on smartphones too.
Android tablets will be given the ability to perform as a USB hub. It also comes up with the ability to hook up devices like keyboards and game controllers to smartphones and tablets.
An expanded multitasking tool will be made available to the smartphone users. It may include a system manager that handles your open resources. It will be much useful as you won’t be prompted to quit an application on your android tablet or run out of memory at any time. The features include:
- standardized features
- open source
- OpenGL headtracking (introducing 3D stuff)
It is confirmed that Ice cream sandwich will be the android 2.4 version!!