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Quick Highlight: Android 4

October 24, 2011

Today’s quick highlight is a summary of the features in Android 4.0, code-named “Ice Cream Sandwich.” The summary can be found in “Android 4.0 – The 10 hottest new features in Ice Cream Sandwich” on the web site.

The article is opens with the following abstract:

Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), the fourth major evolution of the Android operating system, ties smartphone and tablets together with one unified OS. And in the process, it brings a multitude of new features, apps, and killer options to all Android users. [all italics are mine]

  • The article lists the ten favorite features as follows:
  • Improved multi-tasking
  • Enhanced folder management
  • Handset-to-Handset beaming
  • A Screen Capture capability
  • Customizable application control buttons
  • Facial Recognition to Unlock the Phone
  • Tabbed Browsing
  • The Ability to Disable Pre-Installed Apps
  • Data Usage Controls
  • Improved Camera Software (including a nifty panorama-maker)

That’s a fairly impressive list.  There’s more information about all of these features in the article and if you’re a ‘Droid fan, it’s worth checking it out.

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