The market is abuzz with excitement with Verizon finally announcing the release of its Samsung Galaxy Nexus for the company’s LTE network. One of the appealing features of this smart phone is the use of Android 4.0 which is also known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Right after its announcement, Android users are already wanting to upgrade to 4.0.2 and Google already announced that the 4.0.3 version is also on its way to tablets and smart phones within a couple of weeks.
Google said that the Android 4.0.3 will be the base edition of ICS for manufacturers and developers to focus on for their devices and applications. This recent update will be inclusive of several performance base enhancements and a number of bug fixes as well as some up to the minute API features for app developers. The Social Stream API has been expanded which will allow third party applications to display check ins and status updates. This will be a revamped Contacts app which hopes to provide some new experience among Android users.
Calendar app improvements also mean that color can now be added to custom events with an improved attendee states and types. Camera enhancements also included the capacity of users to check as well as manage video stabilization with an option to use QVGA resolution profile if needed. In addition, there will also be improvements to accessibility with enhanced content access for screen reading and new error and or status reporting for text to speech engines.
The Android 4.0.3 update for Ice Cream Sandwich will also include incremental enhancements for Bluetooth features, spell checking, and graphics database among others according to Darren Murph of Engadget. He also informed that the latest API level is fifteen. A full listing of Android 4.0.3 update is available at developer.android.com.
Android Ice Cream Sandwich from Google already attracted a lot of fans and it looks as though the company has all the intentions of maintaining the drive and momentum of its newest and widely talked about mobile operating system. It will not be long before Google releases this new update and Android users are already hot in anticipation because of some of the cool new features being included in the software update. With the ever growing competition in smart phones and tablet market, companies like Google, Apple, and BlackBerry all have to show new innovations to maintain their market share. At present, Google Android is one of the most favorable OS among consumers and with new tweaks and improvements, it will not take long for the company to hit number one.