No New Hardware Requirements for Ice Cream Sandwich
Google today confirmed that the new Ice Cream Sandwich system software will be able to run on nearly all current Android hardware. It won't have any specific hardware requirements that might preclude it from working on older handsets.
Google Debuts Handwriting Keyboard
Google today made available a new keyboard for Android devices that allows people to handwrite text in 82 languages rather than type on the keys. According to Google, the main features allow for printed and script handwriting recognition, voice input, and emoji support.
Google to Cease Updating Chrome for Android 4.0
Google will no longer provide updates to its Chrome browser for devices running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Google first released Android 4.0 in 2011.
Pebble's Lastest Update Adds Support for Android Wear
Pebble has updated it smartwatch operating system and Android application in recent days and given its device the ability to interact with Android Wear notifications. Users will need to make sure they have Pebble OS 2.9 installed on their watch and version 2.3.0 of the Pebble Android app installed on their smartphone.
Android 2.3 Gingerbread Officially No Longer Supported
Google has put Android 2.3 Gingerbread out to pasture. The update this month follows an announcement Google first made in November regarding Play Services 10.2, which severs backward compatibility with devices running Android 2.3 and older.
Google Boosts Chrome for Mobile Apps with Notifications
Google recently updated the tools available to Chrome App for Mobile developers, who can now add more native-app functionality to their web apps. Chrome App for Mobile, which was launched earlier this year, gives developers a way to package up web apps and make them available in the Play Store or App Store.
That's good,. . .but I'm still waiting.
So I will continue to pass on current hardware.
At any rate, I've never felt any need to always have the 'best and most up to date' anything because you are guaranteed to always be c...