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Android 4.0.4 Improves Multi-Tasking And Screen Rotation

The latest update for Google's mobile OS - Android 4.0.4, was just released with a set of improvements for a few select smartphone models, according to a PocketNow demonstration video.

Owners of Galaxy Nexus, Nexus S, and Motorola XOOM will be able to enjoy the update as long as their smartphones don't come with CDMA or 4G support. There is also a version available for neglected Android smartphone owners, in the Android Open Source Project.

Android 4.0.4 features an enhanced screen rotation, which is now much more fluid and faster than before. There is, however, a slight delay in screen's rotation because of a built-in characteristic that prevents the smartphone from changing orientation every time the user moves.

The camera app has a few improvements that allow it to work faster, smoother and a little bit better, according to PocketNow's Joe Levi.

Also, the multi-tasking animation is improved. This feature became faster and more fluid and Google's engineers managed to eliminate the lag in the previous version. Overall, tech writers recommend the new version, regardless of whether it's an official release or it it's coming from an alternative source.

source: PocketNow (opens in new tab)

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