Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




3560 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted

Topic # 91701 19-Oct-2011 14:49
Send private message

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.

Create new topic

gjm

745 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 91


  Reply # 535181 19-Oct-2011 15:35
Send private message

watching the live youtube feed. Lol'd at face unlock fail :) 

So far it looks good but nothing earth shattering. 




[Amstrad CPC 6128: 128k Memory: 3 inch floppy drive: Colour Screen]

13835 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2450

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 535186 19-Oct-2011 15:42
Send private message

Yeah what's it meant to do that 3.2 doesn't?




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


 
 
 
 


Try Wrike: fast, easy, and efficient project collaboration software
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 535190 19-Oct-2011 15:44
Send private message

timmmay: Yeah what's it meant to do that 3.2 doesn't?


2.3 I think you mean

13835 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2450

Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 535192 19-Oct-2011 15:44
Send private message

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.




AWS Certified Solution Architect Professional, Sysop Administrator Associate, and Developer Associate
TOGAF certified enterprise architect
Professional photographer


4388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 821

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 535200 19-Oct-2011 15:58
Send private message

ok, so where can i order galaxy nexus from?







3560 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted

  Reply # 535203 19-Oct-2011 16:04
Send private message

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?



3560 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 142

Trusted

  Reply # 535204 19-Oct-2011 16:05
Send private message

nakedmolerat: ok, so where can i order galaxy nexus from?


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

813 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 26


  Reply # 535262 19-Oct-2011 17:24
Send private message

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

450 posts

Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 535271 19-Oct-2011 17:40
Send private message

so when are we going to see this on the S2??

1455 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 457

Trusted

  Reply # 535272 19-Oct-2011 17:40
Send private message

omfg no cards program ? like in iOS5 oh come on... what are google thinking......




19 posts

Geek


  Reply # 535284 19-Oct-2011 18:00
Send private message
325 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 7


  Reply # 535334 19-Oct-2011 20:40
Send private message

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.

474 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 9


  Reply # 535423 20-Oct-2011 08:05
Send private message

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

4388 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 821

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  Reply # 535434 20-Oct-2011 08:33
Send private message

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


yup, ice cream sandwich is designed to be used on both tablets and phones





4828 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 90

Trusted

  Reply # 535503 20-Oct-2011 10:50
Send private message

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!




System One: Popcorn Hour A200,  PS3 SuperSlim, NPVR and Plex Server running on Gigabyte Brix (Windows 10 Pro), Sony BDP-S390 BD player, Pioneer AVR, Raspberry Pi running Kodi and Plex, Panasonic 60" 3D plasma, Google Chromecast

System Two: Popcorn Hour A200 ,  Oppo BDP-80 BluRay Player with hardware mode to be region free, Vivitek HD1080P 1080P DLP projector with 100" screen. Harman Kardon HK AVR 254 7.1 receiver, Samsung 4K player, Google Chromecast

 


My Google+ page 

 

 

 

https://plus.google.com/+laurencechiu

 

 


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Exhibition to showcase digital artwork from across the globe
Posted 23-May-2018 16:44


Auckland tops list of most vulnerable cities in a zombie apocalypse
Posted 23-May-2018 12:52


ASB first bank in New Zealand to step out with Garmin Pay
Posted 23-May-2018 00:10


Umbrellar becomes Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider
Posted 22-May-2018 15:43


Three New Zealand projects shortlisted in IDC Asia Pacific Smart Cities Awards
Posted 22-May-2018 15:14


UpStarters - the New Zealand tech and innovation story
Posted 21-May-2018 09:55


Lightbox updates platform with new streaming options
Posted 17-May-2018 13:09


Norton Core router launches with high-performance, IoT security in New Zealand
Posted 16-May-2018 02:00


D-Link ANZ launches new 4G LTE Dual SIM M2M VPN Router
Posted 15-May-2018 19:30


New Panasonic LUMIX FT7 ideal for outdoor: waterproof, dustproof
Posted 15-May-2018 19:17


Ryanair Goes All-In on AWS
Posted 15-May-2018 19:14


Te Papa and EQC Minecraft Mod shakes up earthquake education
Posted 15-May-2018 19:12


Framing Facebook: It’s not about technology
Posted 14-May-2018 16:02


Vocus works with NZ Police and telcos to stop scam calls
Posted 12-May-2018 11:12


Vista Group signs Aeon Entertainment, largest cinema chain in Japan
Posted 11-May-2018 21:41



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.