This is your chance to learn more about the Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, and you must pay attention to the spelling too!
The term Android refers to the Linux based operating system developed by Google for many handsets as well as other small devices. Android Inc was bought by Google in 2005 and due to the many platforms running under it, the end of 2010 was owned by Android as the leading smartphone operating system.
Because technology is ever evolving, so did the Android operating system, and this means that there are are more versions of this OS available out there, and the newer the version, the more features it has and the better it is supposed to perform. Each version has the name of a dessert (starting with the 1.5 version), and their order is alphabetical, as follows: Cupcake (Android version 1.5), Donut (version 1.6), Éclair (version 2.0 and 2.1), Froyo (frozen yogurt, for the 2.2 version), Gingerbread (2.3 version), Honeycomb (version 3.x), Ice Cream Sandwich (marked the 4.0 version), and Jelly Bean (for the 4.1 version).
The Android Icecream Sandwich has been launched in October 2011 and has been described by its developing team as “virtually compatible” with the devices which were produced and launched with the Android 2.2 installed. However, one is here to learn more about this operating system, and this includes the updates it has.
One should know that the copy and paste function got improved, the internet browser installed by default – Google Chrome – gets synced automatically with the bookmarks the user has. These 2 features alone promise you’ll spend less time typing, syncing or doing other -pretty useless – actions. Speaking of the internet browser, now you can have up to 16 tabs in a single window – but you will navigate slower as well.
You will love how easy it is to arrange your files and folders with click and drop, the way you would do it on a computer. You want to take a screen capture? No problem as the POWER and the VOLUME DOWN buttons will do this for you. And because you just took a picture, you can even edit it, with the built in photo editor, while the camera also has some really nice and better functions, added to the ones already installed, such as the zero shutter lag or the panorama mode. A really nice addition was the Android Beam which allows 2 close devices to sync their bookmarks, contacts and more.
The Android Ice Cream Sandwich has 3 updates before its developers thought about renaming their release. The updates improve the following features:
- the version 4.0.2 – launched in November 2011, fixed some bugs which crashed a few smartphone models, especially in Canada
- the version 4.0.3 took further care of other bugs, improved the Bluetooth, the spell checker, to the graphics and more.
- the last update, further improved the stability of the OS, improved the camera’s performance, the phone number recognition as well as making the screen rotation more smooth.This article is brought by Logo Quiz Answers and Logo Quiz.