Not a day goes by when we don’t find another hidden gem Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer. While the first Android 4.0 device (Samsung Galaxy Nexus) is yet to be officially released, developers who have access to the APK and some individuals who have access to the actual Galaxy Nexus phone are offering small treats to Android fans by posting tidbits online.
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and its “iPhone killer” feature goes unnoticed
However one major feature that we’ve seen left out of most Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich stories (or not given enough attention) is hardware acceleration.
When many users compare Android against the iPhone and its iOS platform, two things come up frequently: battery life and the iPhone beig more “smoother” than Android. Well the latter is thanks to hardware acceleration employed by iOS for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. And now that ability is finally available with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Furthermore, not only will hardware acceleration correct this issue but will also optimize battery life. So what we’re looking at here is as big as Android 4.0’s other more publicized features like resizable widgets, face recognition for the lockscreen and the new Gmail and People UI.