The craze for a perfect UI that can channel the users’ mind into the mobile have grown along the years among the developers. Each one of them knows a very important fact that the need of time is to have a certain platform which combines the everyday life of the user into the mobile phone.
Google has certainly been one of the front runners for this job. Android had certainly made commendable job in this regard. Android developers have been trying to get their focus on the most simple, beautiful and smart UI that could make ones world a lot easier than anyone could have ever thought.
Android 4.0 builds upon the things people love the most. Easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets and deep interactivity adds to the powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. Android 4.0 makes the common actions more visible and lets users navigate by simple gestures.
Refined lively animations make it all look real beyond imagination. Virtual buttons in the System Bar let users navigate instantly to Back, Home, and Recent Apps. Multitasking is a key strength of Android and it’s made even easier and more visual on Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets users jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently — tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.
The Recent Apps list makes multitasking simple or jump to the camera or sees notifications without unlocking or for incoming calls, you can respond instantly by text.
Home screens in Android 4.0 are designed to be content-rich and customizable. Users can do much more than add shortcuts — they can embed live application content directly through interactive widgets. Widgets let users check email, flip through a calendar, play music, check social streams, and more — right from the home screen, without having to launch apps. Widgets are resizable, so users can expand them to show more content or shrink them to save space.
The new lock screen lets users do more without unlocking. From side lock screen, users can jump directly to the camera for a picture or pull down the notification window to read a message.
The soft keyboard in Android 4.0 makes text input even faster and more accurate. Error correction and word suggestion are improved through a new set of default dictionaries and more accurate heuristics for handling cases such as double-typed characters, skipped letters, and omitted spaces. Word suggestion is also improved and the suggestion strip is simplified to show only three words at a time.
To fix misspelled words more easily, Android 4.0 adds a spell-checker that locates and underlines errors and suggests replacement words. With one tap, users can choose from multiple spelling suggestions, delete a word, or add it to the dictionary. Users can even tap to see replacement suggestions for words that are spelled correctly. For specialized features or additional languages, users can now download and install third-party dictionaries, spell-checkers, and other text services.
Data usage controls let you monitor total usage by network type and application and then set limits if needed. Mobile devices can make extensive use of network data for streaming content, synchronizing data, downloading apps, and more. To meet the needs of users with tiered or metered data plans, Android 4.0 adds new controls for managing network data usage.
Android has always been cloud-connected, letting users browse the web and sync photos, apps, games, email, and contacts — wherever they are and across all of their devices. Android 4.0 adds new browsing and email capabilities to let users take even more with them and keep communication organized.