At this year’s COMPUTEX, ViewSonic has announced one mammoth of a device. After being a relatively small player in the Android game, ViewSonic has debuted what can only be described as one of the biggest Androids yet. The Android Smart View is ViewSonic’s latest entry into the market, bringing our favourite mobile OS to the big screens.
- 21.5″ anti-glare, multi-touch HD display
- Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- 1 GHz dual-core TI OMAP Cortex-A9 processor
- 1 GB of RAM
- 1.2 MP camera
- HDMI port
- 3 USB 2.0 ports
- MicroSD card slot, up to 32GB
Based on hands-on reports, the Android Smart View’s display is nothing special but does produce a crisp image. Touch response is on the slightly laggy side …
Duarte posted yesterday, saying “Ice Cream Sandwich won the Gold Prize for best platform experience at Parsons’ 2012 User Experience Awards! Way to go team! Thanks to Parsons for hosting a great event and thanks to IXDA, NYC UPA, and NYC CHI. We need more celebrations of UX like this!”
While this is nothing new to anyone who has the pleasure of using ICS, I for one hope that this highlights the benefits of ICS’ interface to potential developers. Seven out of every ten apps are still being made for iOS, so hopefully this will help …
Earlier today I wrote about Sony Xperia’s recent campaign on Facebook, where consumers had the chance to ‘fast forward’ the announcement of their latest Xperia device by liking their page. It worked, with 25914 fans helping to move the announcement forward ’9 days, 4 hours, 58 minutes!’ Enter the Sony Xperia miro.
Sony’s newest Android device will come loaded with Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich and have a strong social aspect to it, with apparently deep Facebook integration. The phone will be available in several colours: Black, Black/Pink, White & White/Gold, and feature a very slim and lightweight design. You can see more of the phone in our gallery at the end of the post.
Is it worth upgrading phones to get your hands on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich?
We say 100% YES!
Here’s 10 reasons why -
- New User Interface: The beautiful holographic feel of Android 3.0 Honeycomb comes to smartphones. It comes bundled with a new and very appealing to the eye font called Roboto.
- Wi-Fi Direct Sharing: Android have taken a page from Apple’s book here as this is very similar to Apple’s AirDrop in Mac OS X. Androids running 4.0 have the capability to share files over Wi-Fi without a router present