Android 4.0.3 Announced

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As with any new major release of software, it’s only a matter of time until there are some incrimental updates to squash bugs and performance issues present in the original version. Such is the case with Android Ice Cream Sandwich, which is due to get a bump from 4.0.1. to 4.0.3. This new version will include numerous bug fixes and optimization for both tablets and phones, plus a number of new APIs for developers, such as:

Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.

Calendar provider enhancements. Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.

New camera capabilities. Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.

Accessibility refinements. Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.

Developers can go ahead and add 4.0.3 immediately through the Android SDK.

Source: Android Dev Blog, Android Developers


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