Google announces Android 4.0.3, brings bug fixes and more
The Galaxy Nexus was just launched two days ago on Verizon Wireless, and right around the moment it was released, Android was updated to version 4.0.2.
Despite the fact that Google just released an update, the company announced today that version 4.0.3 of Ice Cream Sandwich is already gearing up for release, and will available to users “in the coming weeks”.
The update is said to include various bug fixes and general performance enhancements for both smartphones and tablets, In addition to that, Google will be throwing in a few new APIs for developers to play around with, including:
Social stream API in Contacts provider: Applications that use social stream data such as status updates and check-ins can now sync that data with each of the user’s contacts, providing items in a stream along with photos for each. This new API lets apps show users what the people they know are doing or saying, in addition to their photos and contact information.
Calendar provider enhancements. Apps can now add color to events, for easier tracking, and new attendee types and states are now available.
New camera capabilities. Apps can now check and manage video stabilization and use QVGA resolution profiles where needed.
Accessibility refinements. Improved content access for screen readers and new status and error reporting for text-to-speech engines.
Incremental improvements in graphics, database, spell-checking, Bluetooth, and more.