Google Announces Android 4.0.3 With Camera Improvements & More

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Google’s been keeping Ice Cream Sandwich current by releasing some small updates since the operating system made its debut alongside the Galaxy Nexus. There are no signs of it slowing down now, and today the company announced Android 4.0.3, which will be the new base version for Ice Cream Sandwich as it starts going out as an update to existing Androids.

Today’s release of the Android 4.0.3 SDK enables developers to start preparing apps to take full advantage of the updated platform. There are some behind-the-scenes changes dealing with API calls that will affect database access, spell checking, Bluetooth, and graphics output.

Video recording gets a new QVGA resolution option, and apps will now be able to easily set and control video stabilization features. Apps are also getting more control over calendar settings, gaining the ability to specify the color for events and set some new options.

Social media buffs will appreciate the new social stream API, which will help associate media and status updates with your contacts, and the hard-of sight will benefit from improved screen reader and text-to-speech support.

Source: Google

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