Today in Hong Kong, as expected , introduced a new flagship smartphone and Google’s new operating system Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
The new “google phone” was named Galaxy Nexus, because novelty – a joint project of Samsung and Google.
Specifications of the device fully comply with the previously found themselves in the network:
– Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
– The thickness of 8.94 mm (7 mm at the thinnest part)
– 4.65-inch Super AMOLED HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a curved glass
– Dual-Core Processor with 1.2 GHz
– Graphic Chip PowerVR SGX543MP2 ( as the iPad iPhone 2 and 4S)
– 1 GB RAM
– 32 GB internal memory
– 5 megapixel main camera with the ability to record Full HD video 1080p, 1,3 megapixel front camera
– Support for LTE (U.S. version) / HSPA + (for other countries), Wi-Fi a / b / G / n, Bluetooth 3.0
– Battery capacity 1750 mAh
The new smartphone will be a typical representative of the ruler Google Nexus, ie it will not be pre-installed add-branded Samsung TouchWiz – only the “bare” Android.
Online novelty will be in November, the price has not yet announced.
As for the new operating system, as expected, it will combine the smartphone (2.x) and tablet (3.x) branch of Android
And the interface is rather borrowed from the third version – now the button “Home”, “backward” and “menus” are part of the program cover Android (physical keys no longer needed).
In addition, undergone change unlock screen – of which you can immediately get into the camera menus and messages. An interesting innovation – unlock the device by means of face recognition front camera owner
Something new Android took the iOS – for example, create a folder you can now simply dragging one icon to another.
Keyboard in Ice Cream Sandwich has become “more intelligent” – increased vocabulary, improved error correction text. The “cut-copy-paste” can now be used by all applications of the system
Major changes undergone a browser: you can now hold up to 16 open tabs, improved their previews, and added a number of gestures for easier and faster to surf the net.
In addition, virtually all of Google’s revised application – Gmail (added line for fast messaging, and a better preview), Google +, YouTube, music player and more.
Android 4.0 will allow users to control their monthly Internet traffic, and, beyond a certain threshold, to tell him about it.
Ice Cream Sandwich received a “native” support for Wi-Fi Direct – now devices can be directly combined with other devices with Wi-Fi, bypassing the access point.
Has become much easier to make a screenshot – it needs to hold down the “Home” button decrease the volume.
Significant changes have affected cameras – increased shooting speed, improved system of sending pictures and video to social networks, and now Android has a built-in photo editing (removing “red eye”, the various effects, etc.). Photos of the new version can be sorted by geotagging, people or individual albums.
In addition, Android now has a new font – Roboto, which will be used in Android 4.0 and all subsequent versions of Google’s OS. The company believes this font is more readable and well optimized for devices with HD-resolution (720p or higher).