1. popularbelief's Avatar
    Just finished the webcast wow!
    Here's some of the enhancements found in Ice Cream Sandwich:
    Virtual buttons in the UI, instead of taking up a capacitive screen
    Widgets are in a new tab, listed in a similar list to apps
    Folders are much easier to create, with a drag-and-drop style similar to iOS
    A customizable launcher
    Ability to speed up and slow down voicemail messages
    Pinch-to-zoom functionality in the calendar
    Gmail has offline search, a two-line preview, and new action bar at the bottom
    Swipe left or right to switch between Gmail conversations
    Integrated screenshot capture by holding power and volume down buttons
    Improved error correction on the keyboard
    Ability to access apps directly from lock screen (similar to HTC Sense 3.x)
    Improved copy and paste
    Better voice integration
    Face Unlock, a facial recognition service
    New tabbed web browser, allowing up to 16 tabs
    Browser now automatically syncs your Chrome bookmarks
    "Roboto" font!
    10-18-2011 10:03 PM
  2. Phenom's Avatar
    I was a bit underwhelmed by the unveiling. Many of those features are already in TouchWiz. The facial unlock is pretty cool. Making all widgets resizable is also a welcomed feature, but otherwise, I wasn't overly impressed.

    Nice device, but I definitely won't leave Sprint for it. I'll just wait for the Sprint LTE GSIII next year. Very happy w/ my GSII right now.

    I do hope that our GSII's get the ICS update but it's not something I'll feel bad about doing without for a while.
    10-18-2011 10:40 PM
  3. popularbelief's Avatar
    I was a bit underwhelmed by the unveiling. Many of those features are already in TouchWiz. The facial unlock is pretty cool. Making all widgets resizable is also a welcomed feature, but otherwise, I wasn't overly impressed.

    Nice device, but I definitely won't leave Sprint for it. I'll just wait for the Sprint LTE GSIII next year. Very happy w/ my GSII right now.

    I do hope that our GSII's get the ICS update but it's not something I'll feel bad about doing without for a while.
    i'll never leave sprint for a device either. i am happy about ICS. touch wiz has great features but nothing like ICS, imo. I think the 8mp camera and those new ICS features will do some heavy damage to the fruit phone boys reputation
    10-18-2011 11:05 PM
  4. Lucki's Avatar
    So will the Nexus S 4G also get the facial recognition? or it will be just the galaxy Nexus
    10-19-2011 02:06 AM
  5. popularbelief's Avatar
    So will the Nexus S 4G also get the facial recognition? or it will be just the galaxy Nexus
    i think the facial recognition is baked into ice cream sandwich and since the nexus s has fwd facing camera it will work fine.
    10-19-2011 07:52 AM
  6. theduder's Avatar
    The beta I saw had a sweep panoramic capture function for still photos. Is that still in there?

    Also, it's worth mentioning that the scrolling open apps function lets you kill apps by swiping them to the side. Like WebOS cards only the x and y axes are swapped.


    Sent from my Nexus S 4G using Tapatalk
    10-19-2011 07:58 AM
  7. gravyhead's Avatar
    Booyah! I love swiping!

    And no, I don't need webOS on my Android, I'm so over that. But, I do feel like I "poke" at the screen too much, when I could be moving my finger around to do things more streamlined. Glad to see these features added.
    10-19-2011 09:23 AM
  8. GCMS's Avatar
    Is ICS only going to be geared toward phones with dual core?
    10-19-2011 11:19 AM
  9. Eric16's Avatar
    The face unlock screen is pretty cool I just bought a app the other day only 2 bucks a face detector for the lockscreen and it works perfect. Visidon applock. Not sure if everybody knows about it.
    10-19-2011 01:38 PM
  10. theduder's Avatar
    Is ICS only going to be geared toward phones with dual core?
    No. All the Google folks were running it on Nexus S hardware which is single core. The one I played with was very fast and snappy.

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    10-21-2011 08:29 PM
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