Google’s New OS Sweetens the Android Experience

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This Week’s Top Story:

  Google unveiled their newest operating system Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) this week. As of now, the OS will be released on their newest Galaxy Nexus phone, also revealed on Wednesday. The new phone and OS include such long-awaited features as a screenshot shortcut and folders for apps as well as some new toys like the face detection unlock and a brandy new camera among other notable new Android features. Ice Cream Sandwich will be available on the Droid Razr early next year, but the jury is still out about HTC devices.

Newsworthy Tidbits

  Motorola introduced the thinnest smartphone on the market: the Droid Razr.

  RIM is offering free apps and tech support to make up for last week’s service outages.

  Apple Q4 earnings reveal record-breaking iPad and Mac sales. IPhone sales were slightly lower, likely due to the build up before the new iPhone 4S. Even still, the tech giant came in at $28.27 billion in revenue for the quarter.

  HTC announced the HTC EVO Design 4G, its first world phone, strategically released one week after the iPhone 4S launch.

  New Ford vehicles will read texts to you while you’re driving utilizing Bluetooth technology through a feature called Sync.

  RIM announced it’s newest operating system BBX, which integrates the old Blackberry OS with the new QNX platform in hopes of rivaling Apple and Android technology.

Be on the lookout:

  YouTube will be offering new capabilities for artists to sell tickets and digital downloads through The Merch Store.

  Skype/Rdio founder, Janus Friis, is launching Vdio, a Netflix competitor, which is only currently offered in the U.K.

  Facebook is looking to work with the Department of Labor and other employment-related government offices on a potential jobs initiative.

  Google Reader will be getting an overhaul with further Google Plus integration.