SAN FRANCISCO - "People need to Android ... but people do not love Android," said Matias Duarte, director of the Android OS user experience, explain why the smartphone needs to re-design. And, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich appears as the answer.
Improving operating system, Android 4.0 comes with three slogans: "Enchant me. Simplify my life. Make me awesome."
Completion is done by observing what is actually working on the iPhone and mobile phones with the Windows operating system. Then, they match it with their cell phones: see what does not work on Android.
What has to offer Android 4.0 smartphone? Here it is:
Looks like tambel, Honeycomb style. But unlike Honeycomb on the tablet, you can resize the widget according to your selesa, making users more comfortable.
Application icons can be dragged into folders, ala IOS. But Ice Cream Sandwich superior to the iPhone by letting you place a contact person (or at least a speed dial shortcut) into the folder as well, and even put people in the 'favorites'.
Android already has a notification system better than others. Now, you also get a peek notification even though the phone screen in the locked state.
There is a new keyboard, with the inline spell check. Also for the benefit cut, copy, paste, making it easier for the input.
First, we can not share a screenshot of the Android simple, as easy on the IOS device. Well, now Android has the ability to exactly the same screenshot, with a cute little Polaroid animation to highlight the action.
Instead of a horizontal tab, new browser page holds 16 tabs open, stacked vertically, that you can flip through, with a live preview. If the tablet device you have to press-hold to ask for the desktop version of a web site, with this version you easily get the link "full version".
Gmail applications look better. You can select multiple emails at once to speed up archiving. You can also flip through your email horizontally, to read faster, and even search up to 30 days to back, without being connected to the network.
Email addresses are now associated with people, so you get a lot of options. You can even choose to use the communications media - perhaps not the email, but also IM or Twitter account.
Allows you to flip through the date easier. Agenda can be zoom in to see activity for a month at a glance.
As on the iPhone, now you can turn off your mobile data to avoid unwanted fees from your wireless carrier. You can view your monthly usage graph, and even controlling spikes in your usage, and see exactly which applications are causing the problem. Then you can restrict the use of application data. This control is pretty awesome.
Photos and videos
The new cameras on mobile phones Nexus Galaxy have zero shutter lag, and supports 1080p video, time-lapse video photography, and other options. But beyond that, all the Ice Cream Sandwich will let you share your photos directly from the camera, and view all your images are not only organized by time but by the location or even people.
And like the iPhone, you can do some basic editing on the camera.