Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS Sports Many a Tasty Flavor

October 19, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

With the Hong Kong unveiling, the much anticipated Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS is out in your midst. And as expected, Samsung Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus came bearing the latest OS.

From what we get to see, Google has incorporated many an impressive feature in the Android 4.0.  We have for you here a brief detailing on the significant features that come along with the Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

The new high density Roboto display font has been constructed from scratch and comes in dual mode: a mechanical skeleton with large geometric forms and the semi-circular curve font appearances.


The Ice Cream Sandwich comes with virtual navigation buttons compatible with the user interface. They easily move on the screen while in the different modes and will disappear when watching media. It offers five user customizable home screens.

Further, the new scrollable, re-sized widgets can now be dragged and dropped on to the home screen. You can also create folders filled with drag and drop widgets too as in the iOS 4 or 5.

A significant feature is the enhanced keyboard. It comes preloaded with features like an in-line spell checker, a better copy-paste system, improved error correction and talk-to-text.

The Android Beam smart sharing feature via NFC, will allow sharing webpage, contacts, You Tube videos, locations and even games between the Ice Cream Sandwich devices by just hitting the ‘Touch to Beam’ option.

Yet another add on is the improved browser functionality. The new browser is packed with options to open as many as 16 different tabs at a time and also a drop down menu so as to enjoy the desktop version. You can save and access the entire pages and the Chrome bookmarks in the phone.

The New Photo App that has been thrown in allows users to edit captured images.

You can adjust angle, touch up, remove red eye and do much more. It also features built-in photo filters, improved panorama mode, time lapse and zooming in video recording.


In the Ice Cream Sandwich, you can place your favorite folders or links to the apps on the favorite tray at the bottom of the screen. Now, users can take screenshots simply by holding the power button and volume down button.

It also comes with new notification features that allow the users to check and customize easily.

Face recognition software for the unlocking the device is another smart feature that comes along with the Ice Cream Sandwich OS. You can also find new improved Gmail features like create an account, access inbox, view messages and more.


Meanwhile, the Data Usage feature will allow you to check current usage data and for the monthly estimation. It comes with improved features in the Contacts too.

That is not all. You will get to play with more features when the Ice Cream Sandwich OS will be released along with the Galaxy Nexus this November. Are you game?

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