Is Ice Cream Sandwich the Best OS Now? - Page 2
The notification bar is displayed at the top of the screen and it can also be accessed from the phone’s lock screen. The notifications too can be swept away to the right or left by a flick of the screen or can be deleted by pressing the ‘x’ button. The lock screen on this interface can be swiped right to take us to the home screen and to the left to take us to the camera. The OS also incorporates the Face Unlock feature, which seems to show the drift about the devices in the days to come.
A quick guide to some of the main apps in this OS.
It features the ‘quick response’, which permits you to reject a call and send one among the four preset messages to the caller. The phonebook integrates your social networking contacts including Google+
. The contacts can be tagged with a high-resolution photo. It also features the People’s app, which displays the updates of the contact. Click on a contact and you will see a virtual card displaying all the details of the contact. Automatic merger of Facebook contacts is still missing.
All the features that are required for Gmail are available on the mail interface. The first few words of the inbox can be seen and on opening the mail, options such as reply, flagging it etc. are available. Swipe and you have the next mail before you. Offline mail access with manual sync option is also a great improvisation. Zooming option for images has not been added though.
Other than the ability to provide seamless browsing, it can save web pages and also features the incognito mode to prevent display of browsing history. Automatic prompts for a desktop version of a webpage, option to toggle between web pages and many more features make this the best browser launched by Google so far.
It features a zoom in feature to view your schedules as you wish them to.
Hangout feature permits video chats up to ten contacts.
Stabilized image can be experienced when using the gtalk app.
Several other features have also been incorporated to add more icing to the Ice cream sandwich. From Google’s point of view this has their best Android ever. What will apple do to counter it? Stay Tuned!