Today in Tech: A peek at Android 4.0

October 19, 2011: 10:34 AM ET

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"You don't want to build it generically and then throw it over the fence."
-- Google Mobile Chief Andy Rubin on Android (All Things D)

* An indepth look at Android 4.0, a.k.a. Ice Cream Sandwich, courtesy of This is my next. Among the numerous tweaks, expect a new clean, futuristic look somewhat reminiscent of Android Honeycomb, a facial recognition phone unlock feature, and a new Google + app when it arrives next month. (This is my next)

* Apple's (AAPL) fourth quarter results surprised by failing to beat analyst expectations for once. Many of those  analysts are calling it an anomaly. (Fortune)

* Prescient Kleiner Perkins partner and former Morgan Stanley analyst Mary Meeker spoke at the Web 2.0 Summit yesterday on Internet trends. (TechCrunch)

* Serial entrepreneur Sean Parker thinks some of Facebook biggest power users have defected over to Twitter and Google+. (The Telegraph)

* Facebook CTO Bret Taylor on the mobile web, apps, and Apple negotiations. (The Guardian)

* Angry Birds, the gaming franchise that just keeps on giving, now reports 400 million downloads, up 50 million from just a month-and-a-half ago. (TechCrunch)

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JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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