HTC Corp. this week said that it will beam Google Inc.’s Ice Cream Sandwich OS to eight smartphones in 2012.

The company this week said phones to receive Android 4.0 include the HTC Vivid, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation XE, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Amaze 4G, and the Rezound.

The new Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, includes the ability to create folders of apps, list view and flick away currently running apps, take screen shots, save e-mails for offline search, set mobile data limits, Android Beam to bump info to another user, and a new face unlock feature to unlock the phone via facial recognition technology.

Finally, the new OS is said to include improved copy / paste functionality, added photo editing options, and an improved keyboard.

The first device to utilize Ice Cream Sandwich will be Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Nexus Prime, which includes a 4.65-inch display at 1280 x 720 resolution, 1GB RAM, 5MP camera with 1080p video recording, 1.3MP front-facing camera, barometer, and NFC technology.

Prior devices in the Nexus line include the Nexus S by Samsung and the Nexus One.

Follow us on Twitter @PunchJump, @WeLoveHotDeals, @PreOrderBonus, @Punchissimo, and visit us at Facebook.


Comments are closed.