You must have heard that Google’s Android OS is set for another release by October or early November. I first confirmed this when Google’s Executive Chairman said at Dreamforce Conference (September 7) that:
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.
Rohan Shravan, CEO of Notion Ink confirmed this on his company’s blog two days ago. This was the same man that ousted the release of the Gingerbread a few days before its official release.
Here are some of the basic features you can look out for on the ICS:
- Resizable widgets
- USB Hosting: a featture that allows you “hook up keyboards, mice and game controllers (like the Xbox 360 controller)”
- Bakward compatibility
- Face Tracking
- Unified OS (which means, it’ll run on both tablets and smartphones)
- Future proof
PS: The version number for the Ice Cream Sandwich has not been officially announced yet. However, we can predict any of the following: 3.5 or 4.0. The latter has the highest votes at the moment.
What other features do you intend to see on the devices that will run this release? As for me, I hope to see an Android smartphone that will consume less data resources. This, I believe is one of the major ‘run-away-from!’ factors of the Android OS. I hope Google solves this issue with the new release.