Summers and ice cream have always been intricately related but it seems its going to be special this summer. Reason? Well, its none other than Google that too will be joining the ice cream race this year, albeit the enhanced Android version that the search giant unveiled at the Google I/O event. Launch of the software would be held in the fourth quarter and the reason why its getting so much of media attention – well, the OS version would allow for all the features that were till now present on the Honeycomb to be ported to the smartphone and TV platforms also.
The OS – Android 2.4 – would now cater for all screen size and therefore become a truly multi device OS. One would also get access to the rich home screen widgets as well as the new launcher and multitasking facilities on their devices that would be running this later version OS. Fragmentation feature would also be available and this would allow for different parts of the screen being utilized for independently running applications. Scaleable user interfaces would also be a feature that would be available with this OS. Other features that are worth mentioning is the facial tracking feature which Google displayed during the keynote. This feature enables a device to capture the face of an individual, take note of certain parts of the face and distort them. Or the feature also allows for the device to follow any movement of the head and change a 3D model based on the movement of the head.
However, while there isn’t a whole lot of information available of the Android Ice Cream just yet, the little that we have been treated to is enough to tickle the taste buds and yearn for more. Google has an I/O conference schedules on May 10 and we hope to have a preview of the ice Cream version then. Android Ice Cream Sandwich build GRI17 is already under development.