Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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Funny I felt exactly the opposite
by rivasdiaz on Thu 20th Oct 2011 00:06 UTC
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Maybe it's because the specs of the phone where already known, but 1.2GHz dual core is already here in other phones, and the camera have to prove itself. The display is the interesting bit, and this is Samsung so display will be good.

On the other hand I found Android 4.0 quite interesting. Really polished and smooth. And that's only the UI. On the technical side they have a lot of new stuff. Direct WiFi, Android Beam, much better browser (capable of using the two cores), more integration APIs, new settings, face unlock, built-in picture editor, hardware accelerated UI, almost real-time speech recognition. And they haven't said anything about low level details related to Davlik or OS improvements. I'm expecting this Android version ported to Intel CPUs and with a faster JIT. The tech details said they have better "mouse" handling, so I expect it running on laptops and netbooks one of this days.

I think this Android version is really good every way you look at it. We have to wait and see if it's buggy or solid. But I'm sure Google will take care of any problem in the next months, and for Google IO 2012 we will have a rock solid 4.1.

Of course naysayers will say it's all wrong and ugly and slow. But that's expected.

And this guy Mathias, he is good!

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