Tuesday, April 24, 2012
New! Android 4.0 "Ice Cream Sandwich"
The newest version of Android OS (operating system), called Ice Cream Sandwich, is more powerful, streamlined and user-friendly than its predecessor. Here is a summary of the cool new features available on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich that have the Car-Tel Communications staff buzzing.
Improved Web browsing
The new web browser is not only faster, it supports up to 16 open browser tabs at once. You can also sync bookmarks from your Google Chrome account, and save pages for offline reading.
New and Improved Font
The new version of Android OS uses a new font called Roboto. Sleak, cool, and much more readable, Roboto makes text look sharper and clearer on your device than ever before.
A simple but valuable addition to Android OS, this version finally has a special tray where you can put all your favorite and frequently used tools and apps.
Just like the former version, Ice Cream Sandwich allows you to have five widgets on your home screen, but now you can resize them easily by dragging the corners, making your device interface much more customizable than before.
One of the coolest new features available on Android 4.0, Face Unlock is incredibly futuristic and, well...awesome. Your device can now be unlocked just by recognizing your face!
Synchronize your contacts on Google+, Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, but also specify a list of favorite contacts and place them in an easy-access folder.
Respond to Calls with a Text
Too busy to answer your phone, but don't want to be perceived as rude for hitting the ignore button? Just swipe up for a list of default text messages you can tap, such as, "Can't talk right now. What’s up?" or "I'll call you right back." You can also customize these messages, and handle the calls you can't take in a much more efficient way.
New Camera Features
There are tons of the enhanced camera functions, like image stabilization, autofocus, panorama, and some photo editing features like auto-fix and cropping.
Simply press and hold the power button simultaneously with the volume keys to capture screenshots.
The Recent Apps button is now even handier, displaying thumbnail images of open apps in a vertical list. Just swipe an app off the screen to close it, for straightforward multitasking that even beats Apple's iOS.
Check out our latest Android devices that support Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, or contact your local Car-Tel AT&T store to find out if your Android device can be updated by one of our representatives.