Android 4.0 was announced along side Samsung’s newest Android device, the Galaxy Nexus, which offers more power and a much smoother user experience.
One of the most notable changes is that the HD resolution has been increased to 1280×720 – a first for a mobile phone. While most screens are 4.5 inches, the screen on the Nexus has been expanded slightly to 4.65. This shouldn’t be considered too big as the buttons now become a part of the screen itself when in use – meaning that the hardware buttons have been replaced with software.
The Nexus also sports a new camera that is faster – boasting a one-second recover time, eliminating shutter lag – and shoots 1080p. It also comes with many instant editing options, such as red eye removal, filters, and cropping.
Ice Cream Sandwich is a much more solid operating system than its predecessor. We can’t help but notice similarities between iOS and Windows, but it seems that the updates are exciting for Android users. Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus will be available in November, but the price has yet to be announced.
Jennifer Beese: Jennifer Beese has worked as a community manager and social media strategist. When she’s not writing, you can find her studying anatomy and physiology—she literally has a skeleton in her closet—or under the stars with her telescope.