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Android Ice Cream Sandwich when was launched back in 2011 was conceived as Google?s most ambitious project of a everywhere operating system that can work on any touch interfaces or mobile devices including smart phones, tablet PCs, notebooks and other mobile devices.

If not now, just in a few years it probably won’t be wrong to say that the world is partially dominated by Android. Yes, with the booming and bursting market of mobile computing and telephony devices that is expanding every part of the developed and emerging economies of our globe, for the several years forthcoming the stiff competition between device manufacturers and tech giants are more or less going to be shaped by some of the most operating platforms and their development. Android Ice Cream Sandwich, a version of Android operating system for mobile computing and smart phone devices was the principal accomplice in the beginning of this new technology’s onslaught in capturing the device market by storm. In connection to our present discussion we must have an understanding of Android versions rolled in different times of the development of the platform.

After the initial years since 2009, all android versions began to come in the market under codenames which follow an alphabetical order. In the consecutive time to follow Android versions rolled as Android Alpha, Android Beta, Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich and Jelly Bean.  As it is evident from the list of versions Android Ice Cream Sandwich is just the preceding one before the latest Android version Jelly Bean. This version is Android version 4.0 named as such as per the alphabetical order. Among all the aforementioned versions particularly from the Ice Cream Sandwich version Android began to play the leading role among the various mobile computing and telephony platforms in use in multiple mobile, smart phone and tablet devices that swept the market in a few years time changing the face of computing at a truly mass level.

Though you can still come across a few handsets built on the Android Gingerbread platform or others, most of the present day Android handsets are either operated on Ice Cream Sandwich or Jelly Bean. Moreover, being the latest version Jelly Bean and its latest version are increasingly replacing the Android Ice Cream Sandwich from a great array of upgraded, state of the art technology devices. Let us now see some of the most elemental aspect of this Android version that made it a mainstay in the Android market for quite some time before being replaced by Jelly Bean.

Android Ice Cream Sandwich when was launched back in 2011 was conceived as Google’s most ambitious project of a everywhere operating system that can work on any touch interfaces or mobile devices including smart phones, tablet PCs, notebooks and other mobile devices. In this version Google tried to unify the development needed to the version 2.x and 3.x and address the issue of Android fragmentation by adding new range of APIs. Android Ice Cream Sandwich developed the earlier version to a notch higher to come out with a more fluid tablet centric operation. Especially supporting video chat on Google Talk protocol was a significant development in that respect. A new and improved email interface, tab oriented web browsing interface, new global positioning status bar, are some of the important aspects that this Android version came up with.

According to other way round in observing the trend of this Android version, Android Ice Cream Sandwich brings some aspects of Android tablet specific version called Android Honeycomb into the Android mobile operating system making the Android platform even more popular by reuniting the best of the two worlds thus creating a platform that works superb on all kinds of mobile devices. Some behind the curtain aspects are also positive in this Android version as it provides developers more room for developing application and program for multiple screen sizes. Android Ice Cream Sandwich helps the developers with fluid complacency to develop applications that can be suited for both phones or tablets and it is one of the main reasons that made it to be a mainstay for so long in the Android devices across the world. Variety of hardware options and customized user experiences like stylus pen or easy to navigate haptic feedback for visually impaired users are some of the wide ranging superior aspects of Android Ice Cream Sandwich version.

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Posted on: May 9, 2013

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