This guide shows you how you can get some of the features that Android Ice Cream Sandwich offers on your current Android device. Below are a few of our favourites from the list, for the full article and more ideas head over to LifeHacker.
1. Facial Recognition Unlock –This is one of the features about Android Ice Cream sandwich that will catch the eye of many. This feature was originally advertised for the SGS2 when it was announced at MWC 2011, but alas never came to fruition. This app won’t do the job of the Face Unlock stock app that is promised with ICS, but it’s as close as you can get at the moment and is still a pretty cool feature.  The app is called Visidon AppLock and can be used to protect certain apps, rather than the entire device. It currently costs £1.99 on the Android market.
2. Save Web Pages To View Offline – This isn’t necessarily one of the standout features of Ice Cream Sandwich, but will still be useful to have once it’s there. Of course, there is already an app that does a superb (in-fact probably better) job of this, called Read It Later. The app let’s you save an article to read offline, syncs it across all your devices and strips it of adverts. All this for free. There is also a pro version of the app which adds a few more features should you want them.
3. Data Monitor – An app that I have found useful for monitoring 3G Data in the past is called NetCounter. It keeps count of both 3G and Wi-Fi data usage and allows you to set up alerts to notify you when a certain amount of data has been used. A similar app that is mentioned by LifeHacker is Onavo, which offers pretty much the same features but also allows you to restrict certain apps to Wi-Fi only. The new HTC Sense has data monitoring features built in, as does Android ICS.
Via Gizmodo UK


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