Gadget gurus feel that Ice Cream Sandwich, Android’s latest version, can ease operating system fragmentation.
Ice Cream Sandwich, launched by Google last month, goes on sale in US, Asia and Europe this month. The new OS would help in augmenting differences among Android versions in the market, created by device managers. The problem had mainly arisen because the device makers wanted to bring in newer features into the Android, and often used their own research and development teams to achieve the same. The result was that customized versions of Android to suit individualistic needs of device manufacturers as well as carriers was continuously happening following its launch in the year 2007.
The senior Vice President of Samsung for its product innovation, Kevin Packingham, stated that the new OS would dramatically take forward Android. Among major highlights in the The Ice Cream Sandwich is the fact that physical buttons will not be required and a new technology that will help swipe applications from the screen has been introduced.
Packingham added that the fragmental in Android had been caused because its technology had been developing at a breath taking speed, hence now with the introduction of The Ice Cream Sandwich, which has in itself a number of such baseline capabilities, that the fragmentation will begin to reduce over time.
The Ice Cream Sandwich as well as the Galaxy Nexus were jointly developed by Samsung and Google, sitting together in the same office, but came in for praise from other handset manufacturers too. A senior official at LG feels that the new Operating system will totally change the experience of the end use. He also expressed profound relief that now the life of people in his Company would become much easier, and they would no longer have to make any further modifications on their own.