Google introduce the latest Android 4.0, Which is also named Ice Cream Sandwich. And the Galaxy Nexus is the first smartphone in the world to launch with Android 4.0. What new features does ice cream sandwich have? Now, just follow me to have a look.
1. Virtual keys, increasing the screen area while controlling the overall size of the phone
New version of Android system abolished the bottom physical button, the use of virtual keys, increased screen display area, while the operation of mode can be consistent with the tablet.
2. Folder is easier to create and manage, and similar with iOS
Folder function is very simple, you just need to drag an icon to another chart, you can set into one folder, then you can rename folders and organize the shortcut icon, support speed dial, files and other content into the folder, which is somewhat similar to the iOS.
3. Customized desktop
You can add customized items to the desktop, like the shortcut bar at the bottom of the screen, the default three buttons, you can increase to five, and define the function of each button, may be procedures, contacts, speed dial, and folders.
4. Visual Voicemail
Independent application, can be integrated in the call history for displaying, including voicemail messages, video messages and other content, displayed simultaneously with the voice recording.
5. Volume down button + power button to get screenshots
With this function, you can get your wanted screenshots, and the operation is rather simple.
6. New browser
Built-in new browser, enhanced label function, you can open labels easily and switch. Up to 16 labels can be opened at one time. Supports syncing Chrome bookmarks.
7. New Roboto font
Display more clear and beautiful, fuse with the whole interface perfectly.
8. Face unlock feature
Face Recognition is applied, such as unlocking, after settings, you can photo yourself to unlock the screen.
9. Built-in photo editor
Built-in photo editor, more powerful in features, include crop, Red Eye, Straighten, rotate, Flip etc.
10. Multi-task list
Multi-task list showing thumbnails of recent running programs, you can turn off a program to free memory.
11. Android Beam
NFC-based Android Beam allows two mobile phones to exchange sites, contacts, navigation, YouTube videos and even the official android market links.
12. Contact integrated social network information
New contact application is more powerful, can intergrate social network information, built-in status updates, you can view high-definition images, also can quickly send e-mails.
I just share part of the new features of android 4.0. Although not comprehensive, you still can find something interesting. I think, just reading reviews isn’t enough, the best way to learn about android 4.0 is experiencing it by yourself.