In my quest to make life easier for Eng people and the end users… I came across an interesting thing when I was looking at the /system/bin directory of ICS (side note: adb shell points to files in /system/bin) …. there are two executables that were listed : screencap and screenshot
As curiosity arose, I decided to look on the net to see what I can find about screenshoting without a need for an app. Sure enough I stumbled upon this article : http://alexsleat.co.uk/2011/11/28/how-to-take-screenshots-in-ice-cream-sandwich-android-4-0-x/
You press up up down down left right left right b a select start. Oh wait. that’s a Konami code. In all seriousness, you hold down the Volume Down + Power Button for about a second for ICS devices.
Turns out that there’s other devices that can do this as well:
“Hold down the home and power button on the Samsung Galaxy SII.”
“The Droid Charge requires holding back, and hitting menu.”
I confirmed the Galaxy S II and Nexus tips. I haven’t confirmed the Droid Charge, but I get the feeling that it’s correct.
Here’s some other tips and tricks that you can do on the Galaxy Nexus : http://www.gottabemobile.com/2011/12/15/10-neat-tricks-and-tips-for-the-samsung-galaxy-nexus-on-verizon/
I haven’t found anything in regards to device video cap on ics, but when I have time I guess I might end up playing around with that option + the dev option of tapping.