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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to feature Native Screenshot support

Pressing volume down and power button together will allow users to take screenshot of the screen on the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich running smartphone or tablet.

Google will announce Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) update tomorrow along with loads of features in it. One of the much demanded feature &#151 native screenshot capture will also be enabled with Android 4.0 ICS reported Android Police. After applying the Android 4.0 ICS, users will be able to capture screenshots on their device by simply pressing the Volume Down and Power button together.

Apple has offered native screenshot feature for its iOS platform devices ever since the iOS 2.0 version (then iPhone OS 2.0). Till date, quite a lot of consumers still don’t know how to take a screenshot with iOS devices &#151 iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Finally, same feature will be offered to the Android smartphone and tablet owners. Basically, you can take a screenshot of your smartphone or tablet screen any point of time by simply pressing two buttons together. It may appear stupid but will loads of sense when the same smartphone would be used for mobile payments, buying movie tickets, showing discount vouchers and much more.

It took four years for Android to finally get the same feature &#151 native screenshot capture support, on the device itself and without rooting device or installing any application. Apparently, the Android 3.x Honeycomb tablet OS code does have the native screenshot capturing capability but has been disabled.

Tomorrow, Google will unveil the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich update at 10 AM in Hong Kong (7:30 IST) along with Samsung who will show the new Galaxy Nexus smartphone.

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