Android 2.3 Gingerbread vs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwhich

After evolving from Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, and Honeycomb, not including Astro and Bender, Ice Cream Sandwich was announced on October 19th 2011. Along the way, Android put out loads of features and took in some 200+ million users. Today, I’m going to be breaking down two of the newest, and arguably best, Android versions (Gingerbread and Ice Cream Sandwich). Obviously, a winner has already been chosen for this Versus Match. However, look at the competition as more of a comparison and evolution of Android.     UI (User Interface) It is hard to miss the fact that Google was going for an improved User Interface with Ice Cream Sandwich. Just from taking a look at the search bar, you can tell that Ice Cream Sandwich is much sleeker than Gingerbread. Mainly, Ice Cream Sandwich will make it easier for users to find those common buttons and actions that were always playing hide and go seek in older Android versions. Furthermore, the animations and “typeface” have been refined to play nicely with your new 720p HD display. Furthermore, Ice Cream Sandwich introduces the new font “Roboto”. This Google creation will make reading easier and give Android a more modern feel.   By far, the most visible interface on any device is the font you read, from websites, to emails, to SMS; with Android 4.0, Google has designed a font completely from the ground up, and it looks exceptional. Dubbed “Roboto”, it’s a font built with modernity in mind, and looks great. With a heavy dose of intuitive gestures, including FACE DETECTION (first of its kind being used in any phones to date) and the ability for developers to add/modify them too, Ice Cream Sandwich really is as silky smooth as its name implies. Multitasking, Widgets, and Folders Two of Android’s most notable and original features are Multitasking and Widgets. Therefore, Ice Cream Sandwich will be bringing new meaning to both of those features with some key upgrades.   First, the Recent Apps button lets users jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list that pops up should be very familiar to Honeycomb users. Furthermore, the list will show you a thumbnail image of whats going on inside of that app for easy app-switching. If you want to get rid of recent app, just toss it away with a finger swipe. Note! this swiping feature also works with browser tabs and notifications. In addition, Ice Cream Sandwich now enables users to re-seize their widgets. Want a full page dedicated to Gmail? Go for it! Finally, Android 4.0 borrows iOS’s folder creation method of drag and drop. Therefore, all...

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