Google is well known for its playful naming game with the Android versions. It all started with Android 1.5 Cupcake, followed by Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb and now Ice Cream Sandwich. As it was announced, Android 4.0 aka Ice Cream Sandwich is the next generation of Google’s OS and probably the last one, because it will be a unified OS for both tablets and phones.
It is expected to arrive around the Thanksgiving Day or before this Christmas. Wanna know what this new version will be featuring? There will be many changes compared to the Android 2.3 Gingerbread? Let’s compile all the infos and see its highlights in comparison with the most current and new version of Android for phones, Gingerbread.
With this new OS version, Google is putting an end to the fragmentation issue, a problem that has been annoying for most of Android phones users. While there were no legit details, it seems that the Android 4.0′s interface will have a similar design with the Honeycomb.
Its UI will give you the posibility to adjust the size of home screen widgets. The Ice Cream Sandwich specs will also include accomodation USB data, multi-tasking tool and a system manager so you don’t run out of memory.
Combining the highlights from both phones and tablets, probably most of Android 2.3 Gingerbread version will be found on the Android 4.0. The current version for mobiles, Gingerbread comes with improved copy and paste plus support for WebM video playback.
Other features included are: support for VOIP/SIP calling and NFC or an updated User Interface. Android 2.3 has also integrated support for new media formats, access to multiple cameras or mixable audio effects.
A recent rumor says that Google’s first Ice Cream Sandwich smartphone will be manufactured by Samsung, possibly named Nexus Prime. No official infos have been provided.