Oct 18 AT 8:39 AM Nick Gray 25 Comments

Native screenshot capabilities to be unveiled with Android 4.0

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As we get closer to the unveiling of Ice Cream Sandwich and Google’s new Nexus device, we’re slowly getting more details about the upcoming software update. The latest bit of news to surface is that Ice Cream Sandwich will feature native screenshot capabilities. Simply press the Volume Down + Power buttons and your phone will save a .png image of your screen to your image gallery for safekeeping.

While many of us have been enjoying screenshots on our devices since the original G1, root access or a PC connection have typically been required. Recently, manufacturers have shipped handsets that sport screenshot capabilities right out of the box, but this would be the first time Google will bake this new capability right into the source code for phones.

Taking screenshots isn’t the most exciting thing in the world, but we’ll take all the new features we can get. What other new capabilities are you hoping Google will be unveiling tonight with Ice Cream Sandwich?

Source: Android Police

Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. He started HTCsource.com (the first HTC blog) back in 2007 and later joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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