There is a rumour passing in the techbiz about the release of android next release Ice cream sandwich pics. i think, it going to be a very sweet than the before releases. Thats how, they are naming. ok! got some pics and info from rootzwiki. Here are they.
Some features of ICS that we know (from our source and speculation):
- Blue Themed – Like our site (Change theme on bottom)
- Camera has built in panorama mode
- Will launch with Google Shopper and NFC Enabled devices will be able to utilize those features
- Gmail is all rethemed
- Will be available for the Nexus S
- Nexus Prime gets it first (expected) then other devices will follow after
- Not too many changes, just UI things, don’t think requirements are set too high for year old devices to run it
- The little icon in the bottom right, looks like a tray with multiple apps in it
- Google search bar embedded on very top like Honeycomb
- Apps/Widgets launcher a lot like Honeycomb
- This release is still very early, notice the theming of the power tray
The Android 2.3 upgrade for the Ace has to come from Samsung through official channels — i.e. Samsung’s own OTA (over the air) update.
Before the official update is out, if you try to root the phone or install another version of 2.3 — the warranty will be voided. In case your phone is bricked (software damage) during the process, it will not be repaired under warranty.
To check whether the official update for the Ace is available — look in the settings for ‘software update’ (in the about phone section).
Sometimes, software updates are also delivered via Kies (Samsung’s PC software). If you don’t have Kies, download and install it from http://www.samsung.com (support section ), and then connect the phone to the PC to check for updates.
Adobe Systems, working furiously to disprove Apple Chief Executive Steve Jobs’ belief that the Flash Player is a bad match for mobile devices, will deliver its second version of the software for Android devices on March 18.
The software will be available in final form through the Android Market for Android 2.2 (Froyo) and 2.3 (Gingerbread) devices and in beta form for Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) tablets after Google’s 3.0.1 system update, Adobe said in a blog post.
However, it’s not for any Android device. People can check Adobe’s list of Flash-capable Android devices to see if theirs made the cut.
Flash Player runs cross-platform software, notably games, and is widely used to stream video to personal computers. Adobe hopes to extend its cross-platform promise to mobile devices, but it’s been hard given the different user interfaces and lesser hardware abilities compared to PCs.
Flash Player 10.2 for mobile brings several changes, though. One is hardware-accelerated video presentation on Honeycomb 3.0.1 devices, something that could help preserve battery power and increase frame rates for smoother video.
The new version also can take advantage of better hardware in some devices with graphics chips and dual-core processors–Motorola’s Atrix smartphone and Xoom browser and LG’s Optimus 2X, for example.
The new software also is better integrated with the stock Android browser and with screen keyboards, Adobe said.
To keep competitive on the desktop, Adobe also is working on improving Flash with versions 10.3 and 11 under development.
Sony Ericsson aims to expand its global share of Android handsets to at least 25 per cent from 14 per cent currently, Chief Executive Officer Bert Nordberg said in an interview in Beijing, without specifying a timeframe.
Sony Ericsson, competing against HTC Corp and Samsung Electronics Co in the Android market, has more than tripled its development staff in California to 300 in the past year while those in Beijing jumped 60 per cent to 1,600. Android is challenging Nokia Oyj’s Symbian as the most popular smartphone system as cheaper components and competition among vendors make handsets featuring the Google software more affordable.
“Our growth, if you talk growth in jobs, has been in Beijing and Redwood Shores California since I joined the company,” said Nordberg, 54, who became president and CEO in October 2009. “The epicenter of the mobile industry has moved to the West Coast of the US. When I grew up, it was a European industry.”
Nokia, the world’s largest maker of mobile phones, said last month that it plans to retire its Symbian software platform as it adopts Seattle-based Microsoft Corp’s Windows Phone 7. Taoyuan, Taiwan-based HTC is the world’s largest maker of handsets using Google and Microsoft operating systems.
Sony Ericsson in January announced its first high-end product in almost a year, Xperia Arc, a slim phone with an 8 megapixel camera. The Xperia Play, unveiled in Barcelona last month, was accompanied by the Xperia Neo, and the Xperia Pro, a touchscreen model with a slideout Qwerty keyboard.
All run Gingerbread, the latest version of Android. Over the rest of this year, Sony Ericsson will announce at least four more new phones, Nordberg said, without providing details on the new handsets.
As new devices are introduced, the company will increasingly sell them in the US first as the nation represents about 45 per cent of the Android market currently, Nordberg said.
“The market has changed,” Nordberg said. “We see a lot of our products being rolled out in the US first, or in parallel when we roll it out on the global market, which is a change for this company. It has always come later in the US previously. That’s a change which required us to invest.”
Last month, Sony Ericsson announced the Xperia Play, a touchscreen smartphone with slide-out Sony Playstation console controls, in a bid to carve out a gaming niche. That device goes on sale in the US in April and should come to China about three months later, Nordberg said.