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Thursday, February 14, 2013

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ANDROID 2.3 (GINGERBREAD) AND ANDROID 4.0 (ICE CREAM SANDWICH)



  • Android 3.0 was released in between Android 2.3 and Android 4.0
  • Android 4.0 was officially released in October 2011, and it’s code named “Ice cream sandwich” while Android 2.3 was officially released in December 2011, and was code named “Gingerbread”
  • Android 4.0 is the first Android version optimized for both tablets and smart phones while Android 2.3 is more suitable for smart phones (and Android 3.x is more suitable for tablets)
  • Android 2.3 is the more stable and old version
  • The user interface of both Android 2.3 and Android 4.0 has been improved and enhanced than their predecessors
  • Android 4.0 is more refined and stylish than Android 2.3
  • The navigation buttons such as back, home are available as soft keys on Android 4.0 where as Android 2.3 doesn’t have soft keys for similar navigation. In devices with Android 2.3, hardware keys are available for “back”, “home” and “settings” (and in some phones “search”)
  • Both, Android 2.3 and Android 4.0 have widgets that allow users to view information without opening the application
  • Switching between applications is more convenient in Android 4.0
  • Only Android 4.0 has the ability to dismiss individual notifications. This feature is not available in Android 2.3 (the user can only clear all notifications).
  • Voice input and voice activated commands are available in both Android 2.3 and Android 4.0
  • The new voice input engine on Android 4.0 gives an ‘open microphone’ experience and allows users to give voice commands any time, while a similar capability is not available with Android 2.3
  • On Android 4.0, users can do many actions (On Android 4.0 users can do many actions while the screen is locked) while the screen is locked, Android 2.3 only allows to answer a phone call while the screen is locked
  • ‘Face Unlock’ feature, allowing users to unlock the home screen by face recognition is only available in Android 4.0
  • Android 4.0 image capturing is enhanced with continuous focus, zero shutter lag exposure and decreased shot-to-shot speed
  • Between Android 2.3 and Android 4.0, an image editing software is only available in Android 4.0
  • Both Android 2.3 and Android 4.0 supports Near Field communication if the device has the capability
  • Android “Beem” is only available in Android 4.0
  • Android 2.3 has many applications in the Android market than for the newly released Android 4.0 (but they are compatible)
  • In terms of the market share also Android 2.3 beats Android 4.0 easily with more devices in the market with Android 2.3 installed

1 comments:

Thanks for review, it was excellent and very informative.
thank you :)

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