Enterprise Mobility: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Boasts NFC Sharing, Facial Recognition

By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2011-10-20 Print this article Print
Software Navigation

Software Navigation

Ice Cream Sandwich includes gorgeous virtual buttons in the system bar to let users navigate back, home and to recent apps.
For all its speed, power and that big, honking, 4.65-inch high-definition Super active-matrix organic LED display, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is most notable for its operating system. That would be Google's Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich" platform, the one that merges some of the Android 3.x Honeycomb branch tablet capabilities with the traditional smartphone build. The Galaxy Nexus is the first handset to get ICS and it should be a hot seller when it becomes available next month. Google engineers claimed to aim for beauty when designing ICS. Maybe it is. There are new multitasking and notification features, as well as software navigation buttons usually reserved for tablets. But don't take our word for it. See some of the core features of ICS from Google here in this slide show.

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