Google has officially unveiled the next major release of Android, “Ice Cream Sandwich”. The mobile operating system features a much-needed UI refresh, software home, back, and recent apps buttons, Minority Report style facial recognition to unlock the device, and much more.
With Ice Cream Sandwich, our mission was to build a mobile OS that works on both phones and tablets, and to make the power of Android enticing and intuitive. We created a new font that’s optimized for HD displays and eliminated all hardware buttons in favor of adaptable software buttons. We also dramatically improved the keyboard, made notifications more interactive and created resizable widgets.