Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Nexus phone to be launched with Android 4.0 in October

Google will be launching the first Android 4.0 “Ice Cream Sandwich” powered devices this October, bringing their debut date right alongside theiPhone 5.  Android “Ice Cream Sandwich” was announced officially at Google I/O 2011.  Not much is known of the next version of Android, except that it will feature facial recognition, a “stunning” new UI and new APIs in an attempt to reduce the fragmentation problem that faces the Android platform.  It will combine Android 2.3 “Gingerbread” and Android 3.0 “Honeycomb” into one OS that will run on both smartphones and tablets.  The first device, which may be either a smartphone or a tablet, will be released in October to compete with Apple’s next-generation iPhone which is strongly expected to release either in September or October.

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