Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Features

Android 4.0 delivers a refined, unified UI for phones and tablets and introduces innovative features such as:

  • Android 4.0 builds on the things people love most about Android like easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity.
  • Refined animations.
  • Home screen folders and favorites tray.
  • Resizable widgets.
  • The soft keyboard in Android 4.0 makes text input even faster and more accurate.
  • Android 4.0 introduces a powerful new voice input engine that offers a continuous "open microphone" experience and streaming voice recognition.
  • Lock screens now let users do more without unlocking.
  • Explore-by-touch mode feature lets users navigate without having to see the screen.
  • Quick responses for incoming calls.
  • Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs.
  • Control over network data.
  • Rich and versatile camera capabilities like continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure, Stabilized image zoom, single-motion panorama, face detection etc.
  • Gallery app was redesigned with photo editor.
  • Live Effects for transforming video.
  • Hardware buttons make users to snap a screenshot and store it locally.
  • Sync and manage Google Chrome bookmarks.
  • Android Beam for NFC-based sharing. It lets people instantly exchange favorite apps, contacts, music, videos etc.
  • Face Unlock is a new screen-lock option that lets users unlock their devices with their faces.
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP support.

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