These are the top 10 changes to the Android experience for the TouchWiz Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) lineup.
The Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Software Update includes new lock screen action:
Note: this feature will not be active if you enable customized device security.
A New security option is offered with the ICS software update:
For the ICS software update on the Samsung Galaxy S II, going back and forth to apps is super easy. Tap and hold the Home key to access recent apps and task manager.
Android Beam is introduced with the ICS software update and there are many different uses available to Android Beam. The NFC technology is great for getting movie info, sharing pictures, digital content and exchanging files with friends. Near field communication, or NFC, is a standards-based type of wireless communication that transmits a radio field at a very close range, usually within a couple of inches.
How do I turn on Android Beam™?
To turn Android Beam on, go to Settings. under Wireless and Network, select More Settings. Check the box next to NFC. Then touch Android Beam and move the slider to ON.
With the ICS software update, Samsung added Gestures. Gestures allow the user to interact with the device via movements. The Galaxy S II devices features the following Gestures:
The ICS software update includes a new type of app to help customers keep an eye on their data usage and habits. This app shows usage patterns, as well as apps in order of their usage. Users are able to set custom thresholds specific to their needs and include other features like alarms from data roaming. Users can restrict background data usage and monitor Wi-Fi data as well.
With the ICS software update, the Google Play app will place a home screen shortcut automatically.To disable:
To move icons:
The Settings menu has been broken down into four categories:
All settings options are now organized under those headings.
With the ICS software update, customization options are very robust.
The launch bar is a fixed group of apps that are always available, despite which home screen is available. ICS now allows the user to customize that launch bar.
To change icons:
Note: To add icons to launch bar, existing icons must be removed. Galaxy S II only supports 4 icons.
To alphabetize apps:
The other customizable option is organization of the Applications menus. You can customize the menu by:
Creating folders and additional pages is very simple.
Note: To name a folder, drag from the bottom into the Applications menu. A prompt will appear to name the folder.
To save changes:
Software Overview: Samsung Galaxy S II
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