Lock Screen Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

For those of you that own an Android cell phone or are in the midst of purchasing one, many of you can now upgrade and experience the new Google Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Operating System (OS) on your smartphone.

“Android 4.0 brings an entirely new look and feel. The lock screen, widgets, notifications, multi-tasking and everything in between has been rethought and refined to make Android simple, beautiful, and beyond smart.”

The new Android holds many new features and functions for the avid Android user. Many of these new features include:

Simple, Beautiful, Useful

  • Refined, evolved UI
  • Home screen folders and favorites tray
  • Resizable widgets
  • New lock screen actions
  • Quick responses for incoming calls
  • Swipe to dismiss notifications, tasks, and browser tabs
  • Improved text input and spell-checking
  • Powerful voice input engine
  • Control over network data
  • Designed for accessibility

Home Screen Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

Communication and Sharing

  • People and profiles
  • Unified calendar, visual voicemail
  • Rich and versatile camera capabilities
  • Redesigned Gallery app with photo editor
  • Live Effects for transforming video
  • Sharing with screenshots

Cloud-Connected Experience

  • Powerful web browsing
  • Improved email

Innovation

  • Android Beam for NFC-based sharing
  • Face Unlock
  • Wi-Fi Direct and Bluetooth HDP

Face Recognition and Unlock Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

Google has stated that all smart phones with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) OS and tablets with the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) OS will be able to upgrade to Android 4.0 (ICS), unless the cell phone manufacturer decides to not let the upgrade happen.

If you’re looking to upgrade to ICS, below is a list of manufacturers and smartphone models that will get an official upgrade to Android 4.0 in the course of the next few months.

Google Ice Cream Sandwich Cell Phone Compatibility List:

Samsung

Phones

  • Samsung Nexus S - Now Available!
  • Samsung Galaxy S II (Q1 2012)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note (Q1 2012)

Tablets

  • Galaxy Tab 10.1
  • Galaxy Tab 8.9
  • Galaxy Tab 7.7
  • Galaxy Tab 7 Plus

Improved Text Input Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

HTC

Phones

  • HTC Vivid
  • HTC Sensation
  • HTC Sensation XL
  • HTC Sensation XE
  • HTC Rezound
  • HTC Evo 3D
  • HTC Evo Design 4G
  • HTC Amaze 4G

Speech to Text Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

Sony Ericsson

Phones

  • Sony Ericsson Xperia arc
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia arc S
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia PLAY
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia mini pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia pro
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia active
  • Sony Ericsson Xperia ray
  • Sony Ericsson Live with Walkman

Charts and Graphs Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

Motorola

Phones

  • Motorola Droid RAZR
  • Motorola RAZR
  • Motorola Droid BIONIC

Tablets

  • Motorola Xoom
  • Motorola Xoom 2

LG

Phones

  • LG Optimus 2X
  • LG Optimus Black
  • LG Optimus 3D

Other Phones and Tablets

Phones

  • Asus Padfone
  • Meizu MX
  • Meizu M9

Tablets

  • Asus Transformer Prime
  • Asus Eee Pad Transformer

This Google ICS list is current as of December 17, 2011. If you would like more information on the Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ICS upgrade, please visit the following Web sites.

http://www.android.com/about/ice-cream-sandwich/

http://www.buzzle.com/articles/ice-cream-sandwich-compatible-devices.html

Google Ice Cream Sandwich ICS

 

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