Ice Cream Sandwich: Why update?
First of all it might just be worth clarifying that you haven’t accidently clicked on a strange food article about ice cream sandwiches. Ice Cream Sandwich or Android 4.0 is the name of the latest software for Android phones.
You should always update your software to the latest version available, because it’ll give you a much better experience on your phone. But the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich is no ordinary software update.
It provides new features and improved performance, while keeping the familiarity of what Android users love.
You can customise your homescreen, resize widgets and indulge in new ways of communicating and sharing.
The first thing we noticed was the marked increase in speed. Widgets load really quickly and you can move instantly from one task to another thanks to the new multitasking menu, which shows all apps as a list of thumbnails. You can quickly run through all of your apps, a feature which will be really useful when running low on battery life.
A new tool for managing network data usage means you won’t be able to go over your data limit. You can set up warning messages and even tell the phone to cut off data usage once you've reached your allowance.
There are some new features within the camera app including the new Ice Cream Sandwich powered panorama scene mode. These are all really great, particularly if you’re going on holiday.
The internet browser experience also feels noticeably faster, which makes the whole interface seem really slick.
These are just some of the incredible features that Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer and we urge you to update your software now, at the very least so that you can unlock your phone’s screen just by looking at it.
You should get a notification on your phone when the update is available. Then, if you want to know how to get Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone, just visit our
Device support, choose your phone from the dropdown menu and click on ‘Updating your software’.