Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Features
- New typeface called Roboto with evolved user interface featuring virtual buttons that can be dimmed for full screen viewing
- Home screen folders to organize widgets or shortcuts, such as speed dial contacts
- Resizeable widgets
- Facial recognition screen locks (which didn’t actually work at the live conference)
- More responsive keyboard with spell checker
- Continuous voice recognition and dictation, with pauses accommodated
- New controls for managing network data (a boon for the NZ data capped)
- Me and People apps, with more profile information
- Zero shutter lag exposure and photo editor included in gallery
- Live Effects for video and screen shots available using Power + Volume
- Synced Chrome bookmarks, full desktop version of web sites available, separate preference settings for each tab, offline reading and improved page rendering.
- Android Beam allows sharing via Near Field Communication – involves tapping two NFC-enable devices together.
- Wi-Fi Direct for connecting to peer devices over Wi-Fi, no internet connection or tethering necessary and Bluetooth Health Device Profile, allowing connection to wireless medical devices and sensors in hospitals, fitness centers, homes.
Galaxy Nexus specs
The features and breakdown of the Galaxy Nexus can be found at; Galaxy Nexus – Features Breakdown of the Galaxy Nexus specs
Android Ice Cream Sandwich breakdown
The break down of the new Android OS can be found here