Ice Cream Sandwich may finally bring native screenshots to Android
The big reveal for Ice Cream Sandwich is happening tomorrow, but as always, that won't stop us from giving you some new info tonight. There is new word coming from Android Police that Ice Cream Sandwich will finally be getting native screenshots.
Screenshots have so far been relegated to certain manufacturer UIs like Samsung's TouchWiz, or to the root community through apps like Shoot Me. With Gingerbread, Google had built in the capability for developers to add the option of taking screenshots within an app, but there hasn't been options for system-wide screenshots. Now, it seems that we'll be able to do just that in ICS by simply pressing the power and volume down buttons.
Behind this process are two binaries: screenshot and screencap, which apparently existed in Honeycomb, but weren't hooked to a specific key combo. So, there we go, native screenshots will finally be in Android.
source: Android Police