Google Updates Android.com, Offers a Glimpse at ICS for Tablets

The OS has been showcased only on the Galaxy Nexus until now

By on November 18th, 2011 17:31 GMT

Last month, Internet giant Google announced the release of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, a new mobile OS that will soon be running on handsets, tablet PCs and other devices.

The new platform release is now available on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus smartphone that hit shelves in Europe only yesterday, but should become available for other devices as well soon.

Tablet PCs are among them, supported regardless the size of their screens, since Google has managed to unify the tablet flavor of Android and the smartphone iteration in a single release.

To offer some more info on what the new OS flavor has to offer, the company has updated the Android.com website.

Those users who would like to get a deep view of some of the main features that the new Ice Cream Sandwich OS flavor comes with should head there for that.

Moreover, they will also have the opportunity to take a look at what the ICS version that will be loaded on tablet PCs might be all about, courtesy of a photo that Google published on the said website.

Although meant for all types of devices, Ice Cream Sandwich has been so far showcased only on the small screen of Galaxy Nexus, and has yet to appear on other devices as well.

“Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is the latest version of the Android platform for phones, tablets, and more,” Google explains.

“It builds on the things people love most about Android - easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, and deep interactivity - and adds powerful new ways of communicating and sharing.”

However, regardless the supported device that users will run Ice Cream Sandwich on, the features and capabilities of the OS will be the same.

Android 4.0 brings an entirely new look and feel. The lock screen, widgets, notifications, multi-tasking and everything in between has been rethought and refined to make Android simple, beautiful, and beyond smart,” Google notes.
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