Android 4.0, also known as Ice Cream Sandwich (or ICS), is the long-awaited version of Google's Android operating system that's designed for both smart phones and tablets, allowing software to be easily developed for both types of devices. The first tablet running the new OS is the Asus Eee Pad Transformer Prime. We took a look at the quad-core Transformer with Ice Cream Sandwich to see what new features it brings to the tablet world. The changes aren't earth-shattering, but there are some noticeable improvements.
After last year's Consumer Electronics Show, some called the 2011 the year of the tablet. This year's show, which starts January 9, may be just as tablet-centric. And we should see quite a few thinner, lighter laptops as well.
The Galaxy Nexus from Samsung, the first smart phone to run on the new Google Android 4.0 mobile operating system (also called Ice Cream Sandwich), will be available on the Verizon Wireless network first.
Mobile device maker Samsung, along with Google, unveiled the Galaxy Nexus in Hong Kong this morning: It's the first smart phone to use Google's Android 4.0 mobile operating system, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich.
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