The Android team has announced the release of Android version 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich.
In addition to its main objective of unifying the UI framework across smartphones and tablets, Ice Cream Sandwich also features:
- Screenshots – the long overdue feature that will now allow you to take screenshots by pressing the power and volume down buttons. Previously, to take a screenshot on your Android phone, you need to be a geek (like me ) who knows how to use Android Developer Tools
- Android Beam, a feature that leverages on Near Field Communication (NFC) technology to let users share webpages, YouTube videos, maps, directions and apps by tapping two phones together
- Face Unlock – the ability to unlock your phone via face recognition
- Tabbed browser
The first Ice Cream Sandwich Phone – Galaxy Nexus will be available in the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia.