Google I/O: Android Ice Cream Sandwich to be released in Q4 2011; promises timely updates for Android Device
Google finally announced its next OS named Android Ice Cream Sandwich at the Google I/O Event, the OS will be released in Q4 2011. the ANdroid is coming with many spectacular features including 3D. Google says its goal is to deliver “one operating system that works everywhere, regardless of device.”, so no matter whether Smartphone or Tablet and amazing and exciting this for Android users is that this Version can run on all current Android devices whether it’s new or older version.
This is basically bringing the functionality of Honeycomb to your phone, holographic user interface, better multitasking, new launcher and richer widgets. They demonstrated being able to resize a widget on your phone screen, so that you can view more of your gmail for example, from the widget. To demonstrate the “depth and breadth” of the new APIs, a GPU-based OpenGL demo was made of tracking a human face, and distorting the perspective in real time. the app could recognize the place of the nose and eyes, for instance, and played around with the perspective in pretty frivolous ways.
The feature also includes 3D application that can detect who is speaking as well as the facial features of the person speaking. The new OS will be represented by the new Logo above.
Another bigger announcement is to Google announced that they’d soon be working with carriers around the USA and UK to create guidelines for device updates. t means that you’ll essentially KNOW what will be happening with your device in the future instead of guessing if it’ll be receiving an update to the newest Android version before the end of its lifespan.
According to Google new devices won’t be getting update for 18 months after their release depending on if their hardware will allow it. All four major US carriers (and Vodafone) as well as HTC, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, LG and Motorola are on board.