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Topic # 91701 19-Oct-2011 14:49
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Well, not quite here, but soon in under 10 mins it will be announced, together with the new Nexus Prime (according to rumours).

Live streaming:
http://www.youtube.com/android 

Thought it would be a good time to start a new thread to discuss the new features of this mobile OS from Android.

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  Reply # 535181 19-Oct-2011 15:35
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watching the live youtube feed. Lol'd at face unlock fail :) 

So far it looks good but nothing earth shattering. 




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  Reply # 535186 19-Oct-2011 15:42
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Yeah what's it meant to do that 3.2 doesn't?




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  Reply # 535190 19-Oct-2011 15:44
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timmmay: Yeah what's it meant to do that 3.2 doesn't?


2.3 I think you mean

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  Reply # 535192 19-Oct-2011 15:44
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4.0 is the convergence of 2.3 and 3.2. I guess 2.3 phone users get more new features than 3.2 tablet users.




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  Reply # 535200 19-Oct-2011 15:58
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ok, so where can i order galaxy nexus from?







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  Reply # 535203 19-Oct-2011 16:04
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Very impressed with the new OS.

Top features that I can remember:
- face recognition unlock
- swipe left and right to delete/remove things on screen
- instant sharing of basically anything, from web pages, maps to games
- calendar view is really great with pinch to zoom (for more detail)
- instant photo capture (I think this is just on the Nexus Prime?)
- video time lapse
- data usage counter

And many more. Very impressed! The question is, what existing phones will get this upgrade?



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  Reply # 535204 19-Oct-2011 16:05
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nakedmolerat: ok, so where can i order galaxy nexus from?


The likes of Clove.co.uk and Handtec.co.uk

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  Reply # 535262 19-Oct-2011 17:24
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johnr: 2.3 I think you mean


Any insider information on availability here John?

Here's my writeup about what the event told us about ICS and the Galaxy Nexus

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  Reply # 535271 19-Oct-2011 17:40
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so when are we going to see this on the S2??

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  Reply # 535272 19-Oct-2011 17:40
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omfg no cards program ? like in iOS5 oh come on... what are google thinking......




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  Reply # 535334 19-Oct-2011 20:40
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It's vaguely usable (though still pretty slow) under the emulator this time, unlike Honeycomb. I see they've added Google Account integration to the browser, so it will sign you in to Google services and offer to sign you in to other sites using your Google account. The UI looks great and is refreshingly free from woodgrain, stitching, and pool table felt.

Some changes that weren't in the launch presentation are here, including disabling preinstalled apps (including their services), and full phone encryption.

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  Reply # 535423 20-Oct-2011 08:05
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timmmay: 4.0 is the convergence of 2.3 and 3.2. I guess 2.3 phone users get more new features than 3.2 tablet users.


Does this mean it will be available to tablets. Hope so as 3.2 made my tablet unusable

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  Reply # 535434 20-Oct-2011 08:33
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merve0o0:
timmmay: 4.0 is the convergence of 2.3 and 3.2. I guess 2.3 phone users get more new features than 3.2 tablet users.


Does this mean it will be available to tablets. Hope so as 3.2 made my tablet unusable


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  Reply # 535503 20-Oct-2011 10:50
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The most compelling feature I have seen for tablets is the new API for handling pens with pressure, tilt etc. That opens up the ability for developers to build a really nice writing application like OneNote for Windows. That's one of my favourite apps on Windows.

That would make the tablet a very useful device for producing content rather than just being a content consumer and replace all the notebooks I carry around. At the moment using any tablet to replace a notebook in a meeting just doesn't cut it.

I have played a bit with the Lenova tablet pen application and it's quite cool but it uses a proprietary sensor and pen rather than just regular capacitive sensing. And it costs extra!




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