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New Android Firmware on Galaxy Nexus

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Mobile news – As Samsung unveiled the Galaxy Nexus with Gingerbread, now Galaxy Nexus will have a new firmware, Ice Cream Sandwich which is 4.0 version of Google’s Android platform.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is not quite good enough compared with the Galaxy S II. It has only 5 mega-pixels and the processor has a clock speed of 1+GHz.

Google announced that Ice Cream Sandwich is now available on smartphones, this means that any smartphones supported by Ice Cream Sandwich can also experience newest updates on tablets that carries Ice Cream Sandwich.

Google made an overall repair on every aspects of the system; this will give a new change on the firmware.

On the Galaxy Nexus, nothing has changed with its physical appearance; it has still a power button and a volume rocker. On Android 4.0 which is the Ice Cream Sandwich, the four traditional buttons at the bottom were revolutionized into three virtual buttons. Two of them are as is, the home and back buttons.
While the third button will let you access to the task manager were running programs are listed. With this new feature, you cannot just promptly transfer between applications but you can also close programs that are not useful which are running.

Regarding to the “crapware” (like we already talked about here on Mobile News), some smartphones may not be able to uninstall this application while some may. Google has nothing to do with this application, only the handset manufacturers and the carriers are responsible. The Galaxy Nexus neither have crapware installed nor modifying StockROMs in any way.

The old option button can be located at the top right portion of the screen. Google had installed necessary streamlining so it would not be useful all the time using the old option button.

But the most appealing feature of Ice Cream Sandwich is that it has face detector tool which unlocks the handset whenever the face of the user is detected. This feature works with the front camera. Some users complain about its defectiveness.

Furthermore, there are many improvements with the firmware like the ability to zoom in and out on calendar items, more Gmail options, more extensive use of voice commands, a revamped contacts app and etc. (c) 2012