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Google Launches Android 2.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich

Google Launches Android 2.4 – Ice Cream Sandwich
Google launched its latest Android update, Ice Cream Sandwich at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco this morning. Android 2.4 or Ice Cream Sandwich brings all the best features of Honeycomb to mobiles phones. However, Google did not disclose many details about this update.

On the other hand, Google addressed one of the biggest problems that consumers and developers have been facing with the Android platform - and that is Fragmentation. There are hundreds of Android devices available in many sizes and shapes. And while there is a great choice, it can be very difficult for application developers to meet all the needs of the various phones and tablets.

Google also laid emphasis on the fact that Android 2.4 will address this issue since the applications experience is a big part of the Android platform. Ice Cream Sandwich helps by giving application developers the necessary tools they need to accomplish this. Google also mentioned having a lofty goal of “one OS that can run everywhere”.

The most interesting feature is that all the best features from Honeycomb are now coming to Ice Cream Sandwich. Phones will now get the cool sliding widgets, the handy task launcher and the holographic user interface.