The app launcher looks a little bit different and other user interface tweaks abound.
Thats to be expected, but Im wondering what, if any, of Samsungs new features found on the Galaxy S III might be included as well.
Android’s upgrade path has been anything but linear, at least if you look at the version numbers.
Within a given version number category , these numbers are generally assigned in increasing order and correspond to new developments in the software.
(For the sake of this example, we are ignoring iterative updates such as 2.3.6 or 4.0.4.) Not all of these versions were given a dessert nickname.
The most recent update to the Android OS was Ice Cream Sandwich v4.0.4, which was released in March 2012.
Instead it has languished, being tweaked and customized in the labs of hardware makers and wireless network operators.
Motorola and Verizon Wireless, for example, are pushing Android 4.0 to the Motorola Droid RAZR and RAZR MAXX starting today, eight months after promising to do so.
Worse, new phones, such as the Sony Xperia Ion, which goes on sale June 24, are still shipping with Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
The tablet launched with Android 3.2, which we find inferior to Android 4.0 on our Galaxy Nexus and other new phones and tablets.
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