The Ice Cream Sandwich combines the tablet optimized Honeycomb and Gingerbread in a cohesive whole. The unification of the UI and APIs means that developers will not have to worry about multiple devices and hardware configurations and simply have to develop their apps for one OS and it also will automatically work perfectly across many devices. This is what Google promised us at their I/O event whenever they first announced Ice Cream Sandwich that is what they delivered today.
Optimized intended for smartphone and tablet useNew program, with a new typeface called 'Roboto', kept up to date animations, transition effects, multi-touch gestures in addition to live wallpapersImproved multitaskingNew homescreen version and favorites trayImproved lock tv screen with facial unlockImproved notification food listResizable widgets, viewable through the app menuBuilt-in screenshot utilityImproved word input and spell-checkingImproved voice suggestionsAbility to monitor and control facts usageImproved accessibility for disabled end usersNew Peoples appImproved Gmail in addition to Calendar appImproved web browser with chance to save web pages and incognito mannerVisual voicemailImproved camera app having face detection and panorama modeMuch better video recorder with continuous auto-focus, driving while recording, snapshot while recording in addition to time lapse modeRedesigned Gallery request with photo editorAndroid Beam intended for transferring data using NFCWi-Fi Strong and Bluetooth HDP support
But Ice Cream Sandwich is in excess of just unification of the smartphone in addition to tablet versions of Android. It brings an overwhelming volume of new changes and features to the OS that combine the most beneficial of Gingerbread and Honeycomb, while adding some new features along the route, such as the improved lock in addition to notification screen, new camera app, new Peoples app and a more rewarding browser, just to name a several.