Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich was slated for a launch this year. Apart from leaked screenshots and announcements at the Google I/O conference earlier this year, there has been no indication on what the Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) would be like. Sure, we heard that it would have incorporations of both Honeycomb and Gingerbread, but that’s just letting our imaginations run wild. This has all changed and according to a report by tech website, Engadget, a person had ordered a Samsung Nexus S on eBay and in it he discovered that it did not have the familiar Android Gingerbread OS. Instead, he was surprised to discover that his newly acquired handset was running the upcoming Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system
Android ICS gets previewed
The person quickly shot a video displaying what Ice Cream Sandwich has to offer. From the two minute twenty second clip we see that the upcoming OS has a lot of incorporations of Gingerbread and Honeycomb. The video shows the user interface as similar to the leaked screenshots that have surfaced online. The new features of the upcoming OS are the lock screen, a Google widget having a bunch of Google apps, a new camera application and the notification bar. After uploading the video, the person’s handset was remotely wiped and locked.
In related ICS news, Samsung reportedly is set to announce the Nexus Prime with this OS on the 11th of October, 2011. Till we get the taste of Google’s next delicious dessert, we have the video below.
Published Date: Sep 30, 2011 10:56 am | Updated Date: Sep 30, 2011 10:56 am