Carriers will take their sweet time as usual, and many models will be left out in the cold as usual. Your best bet if you want Ice Cream Sandwich is Cyanongen Mod, probably on an HTC phone. A note to Google: Ice Cream Sandwich is the worst name ever - long to pronounce clunky to write out... Can we stick with 2-3 syllable 1-word deserts please? Froyo was great, heck even Gingerbread is half decent.
I heard there is face recognition to unlock the phone. There is no doubt NFC will bring more apps and convenience to users. The launching is in Nov 2011 which seems like the right timing to catch the holiday season. What else do you want from Android 4.0?
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.