Showing posts with label Ice Cream Sandwich. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ice Cream Sandwich. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to get the ICS keyboard on your Android phone right now

Image: ICS Kayboard

One of the cool features that come along with Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) is the new keyboard, which can be a lot of fun. If you have a phone which is non-ICS, you can still get the keyboard on your phone right now. What you do need to have however is a Android 2.2 or higher. So any old Android phone will do provided it is running on at least Android 2.2. The keyboard comes with a lot of new features like better detection and error correction. 

The App by Developer Johntanmi is available for free but there is a paid version as well. For $1.99 you can get the app with added layouts, and alternative layouts for QWERTY, Dvorak, AZERTY and QWERTZ. The app is not available for tablets but limited to phones only. Available dictionaries on the app include English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Russian, Hebrew, Czech, Slovak and Bulgarian.

Free Version of ICS Keyboard

Paid version if ICS keyboard for Android

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Sunday, December 11, 2011

How to: Galaxy Nexus Face Unlock [Ice Cream Sandwich]

When Google released Android 4.0 better known as 'Ice Cream Sandwich' the OS came with some really new cool features. Like the Google Nexus phone has a feature called 'Face Unlock. There are many forums online discussing the feature and one of the points that keep coming up is, whether it is safe and can it be used a real security. This post is not going to discuss that but how to set up the facial recognition feature available on your Galaxy Nexus. What's really fun is that you can now smile and open your phone. The software is fun to use and well, you can now open your phone with a smile. Set it up and show it off to your friends. quiet a nice fun and handy feature to have on your phone

How to set up Face Unlock on Ice Cream Sandwich
1. Tap on settings
2. Tap on security
3. Touch screen-lock
4. Touch Face Unlock
5. Tap on Set-It-Up
6. Hold your phone like a mirror in front of you
7. Position your face in-between the dots that appear in a circle. You can smile and you don't have to hold perfectly still. Works best indoors with moderate even-lighting.
8.  Click on continue

Use this to set up a backup option in case your phone cannot see your face clearly
9. You can now set-up a backup lock option. This is handy is your phone cannot see your face for some reason or the other.
10. Under choose backup lock you can choose between 'Pattern' or 'Pin'.
11. Click on pattern you run your fingers over the dots to create a pattern.
12. tap confirm
13. Draw patter again to confirm
14. Touch confirm
15. You're done

Need more help check the video out below

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