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Google I/O: Android Ice Cream Sandwich Announced for Q4

New Android Ice Cream Sandwich!

| Trade Shows News | Posted: May 10, 2011 4:36 pm

09:33 US PST:

 

Mike Claron of the Android Engineer team just announced the delicious (seriously, they name all their OS's after food) new Android OS for Q4: Ice Cream Sandwich. Cleron explained that Google wants 1 OS that runs everywhere, something is almost as awesome as the new logo for the aforementioned OS:

 

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This OS is going to be on tablets, phones, expandable laptops, netbooks- everything. ICS will have the holographic UI, the launcher, enhanced multitasking, richer widgets, advanced applications, "everything" (there's that word again. Anyone else feeling Orwellian?). This is part of Google's initiative to invest heavily within the development framework, including al new APIs. And it's all open source!

 

Claron debuted a facial tracking interface as part of ICS's new features. Not only does this track your eyes, it knows where your nose is. And your mouth. It will shift perspective according to where you're looking (Minority Report. Boom), and in video chat, it automatically zooms in on who's talking. I'll be damned.

 

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