Android 2.3.x (Gingerbread) for Mobile phone type devices and the Android 3.x (Honeycomb) for tablet type of devices. This made android look like two different operating systems depending on the type of device that you are looking at.
-19 October 2011
Google releases the new version of Android, ver 4.0 - Ice Cream Sandwich,
This is a combination of both Gingerbread and Honeycomb operating systems. And at the same event at Hong Kong they introduced the new Nexus series smartphone, Samsung Galaxy Nexus.
Two major features for this iteration was NFC and Face-Unlock features.
- Optimized for smartphone and tablet use
- Improved lock screen with facial unlock
- Android Beam for transferring data using NFC
- New user interface, with a new typeface called ‘Roboto’, updated animations, transition effects, multi-touch gestures and live wallpapers
- Improved multitasking
- New homescreen folders and favorites tray
- Improved notification menu
- Resizable widgets, viewable through the application menu
- Built-in screenshot utility
- Improved text input and spell-checking
- Improved voice input
- Ability to monitor and control data usage
- Improved accessibility for disabled users
- New Peoples app
- Improved Gmail and Calendar app
- Improved web browser with ability to save web pages and incognito mode
- Visual voicemail
- Improved camera app with face detection and panorama mode
- Improved video recorder with continuous auto-focus, zooming while recording, snapshot while recording and time lapse mode
- Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
- Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP support
and if you are interested this is the full event.
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