10 Things You Should Know About Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich'

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    Don Reisinger

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A Redesigned User InterfaceOne of the most significant changes users will find in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is its redesigned user interface. According to Google, the operating system makes "common actions more visible" and helps users more easily navigate their way around the OS. The operating system, at least in images, appears to be a bit more user-friendly.

With the announcement of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Google showed off its latest and greatest Android version, "Ice Cream Sandwich." The operating system, which is the fourth generation of Google's mobile platform should be rolled out to other devices in the coming months, and will likely be running on many of the Android-based smartphones that ship after the Galaxy Nexus is made available in November. Although Google has shown off the platform and has touted its quality, not much has been done to ensure consumers or enterprise users walk away with a keen sense of what it offers. In fact, Google has done a relatively poor job of filling users in on all the things that make the operating system special. But we've got you covered. Here's a look at what makes Android 4.0, "Ice Cream Sandwich," special.

This article was originally published on 2011-10-21
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.