Google and Samsung debut Ice Cream Sandwich

Google and Samsung debut Ice Cream Sandwich

By Sadie on October 19, 2011


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Samsung have introduced the new Galaxy Nexus which previews Googles platform ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ which is a step up from Honeycomb in terms of mobile browsing.

When looking for a smart phone, one of the reasons the iPhone has dominated the consumer base is the apps and the app store, the phrase, ‘there’s an app for that’ is surrounding Apple’s app store where you can download millions of web apps for lots of different uses, whether it is an essential tool, useful device or purely for procrastination Apple’s app store has so many fun and functional apps that other smart phones are having trouble competing. However, news broke this morning that Google and Samsung have released the long awaited web app platform Ice Cream Sandwich.

Android phones are reliable and functional and the only thing that let them down, in my humble opinion, is the number of web apps available for the phones. The old Honeycomb platform was fragmented and difficult to develop for over different platforms. This has been resolved with Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich and even includes a Facial Tracking system which will recognise facial features. This is an OpenGL head-tracking system that’s was demonstrated with a Virtual Cam Operator app at the Google I/O keynote earlier this year. The camera tracked and focused in on the person automatically.

We have seen demostrations of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich and drooled over the name but until today there where no Android phones compatible with the platform.

Samsung Galaxy NexusSamsung Galaxy Nexus Web Apps

Samsung released the Galaxy Nexus Android Smart phone today and has an impressive technical spec with 32 GB memory, 1 Gig Ram, HD screen an impressive 5-megapixel camera, with a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calls and zero shutter lag. However big news for developers is its compatibility with Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich hoping that this will make it easier for developers to create web apps for Android as well as iPhone.

SEO Creative have been developing web apps for iPhone and tablets however we have had some issues with cross compatability when it came to tablets and Android phones so the news that more Android phones will support this platform is great news for our team.

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