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Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Preview

0. phoneArena 19 Oct 2011, 08:58 posted on

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has made its debut and it’s every bit as exciting as we thought it would be. It’s probably the biggest redesign of Android after the platform saw the light of day…

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posted on 19 Oct 2011, 06:13 1

1. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


I'd really wish this would come to the RAZR. I like the appearance of that phone much more than the Nexus S but I dont want to go with dated software that is wasted on stronger hardware.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 06:22 3

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


The RAZR will get this, you just have to wait longer because Motorola will be adding their custom UI to it, and eventually release it. You'll just have to stick with gingerbread in the mean time, and knowing Motorola, you will probably get your update before most other phones.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:14 3

5. ayephoner (Posts: 850; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i dont think it will happen all that soon. and what happens to the physical buttons on older devices that get ICS?

and i see the design of the razr being more attractive, but over all they are very similar devices. if you want ICS, just go with the galaxy nexus.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:20 3

8. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Im pretty sure older devices that get ICS will have the virtual buttons removed from the bottom of the screen, its common sense, or there will be an option to have them there or not.

And the update for ICS to the RAZR will probably come pretty quick, my guess is early 2012, which a contract is 2 years, so you will spend the majority of your time with ICS on it anyways...

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 19:59

40. MpowerSkills (Posts: 42; Member since: 19 Feb 2011)


I hope that is the case for the older devices, if not that would really ruin things.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:33

13. taz89 (Posts: 2014; Member since: 03 May 2011)


remember the the 1st ICS video leak that was on the nexus s which did not show any virtual buttons and used the capacitive buttons

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 10:05

17. protozeloz (Posts: 5396; Member since: 16 Sep 2010)


according to the nexus S leak with ICS devices with "physical buttons" will not have the touch buttons

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 13:32

30. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


i dont know i just saw that the nexus doesnt have an sd card slot.. thats way not cool

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:44

50. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


It does have an SD Card slot, its behind the battery cover (like on every android)

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 11:29

21. mctcm (Posts: 204; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


will you be able to flash cyanogen ICS (if that ever exists) over the stock RAZR?

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:42

49. Mario1017 (Posts: 336; Member since: 04 Sep 2011)


cyanogen has never been available on a moto device

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 18:39 2

36. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


Oh nobody comments on the steals from IOS like folders and take screenshots withouth third party apps. Finally google gets smart with features integrated. Hopefully they will fix the issues with Gingerbread and I wont have to take calls on the mess ups of Android.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 01:49

42. vantenkiest (Posts: 311; Member since: 20 Apr 2011)


Folders arent apples property.. they have been in MANY MANY Operating Systems.. Most likely in the one you are using to type that.. linux mac osx windows unix even DOS in a manner uses folders directories.. are you really going to complain about it? if so then you got some research to do so you can point the finger at all but the one who started it.. EVEN the crap os Microsoft BOB had folders.. talk about a pos. anywho do your homework.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 18:46

46. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


I was talking about on mobile phones JA. Now as quoted in the forum "In addition, new homescreen folders are created in an iOS-like fashion by just dragging an icon onto another one." Now......like I was saying, nobody wants to say anything when Android copies IOS. And no S*&% computer OSs have folders......but again nobody was talking about computer OSs and nobody was talking about folder directories, I was talking about the look of the folders and how you organize and create them.,

posted on 21 Oct 2011, 00:57 1

51. L3610n (Posts: 47; Member since: 01 Jul 2011)


WTH?? My Cingular 8125 windows mobile had folders and that was YEARS ago.. get over it.

I guess it's even though. iOS takes the notification bar while Gingerbread and up have the screenshots.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 22:17

47. ztkells (Posts: 18; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


To add. The friends app definitely reminds me of the exact one on the Windows Phone.... Just sayin.

posted on 20 Oct 2011, 23:41 1

48. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


I second that. Like I said Nobody says anything when Android steals ideas but everybody was on Apple for putting notifications.

posted on 22 Oct 2011, 12:32

53. mattpp31 (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Oct 2011)


I've been able to take native screen shots with my HTC Sensation 4G ever since I first got it...

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 06:14 4

2. abdane (Posts: 494; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)


EPIC ! i just want the ICS on my S2 ! ^^ CANT WAIT :)

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:04 5

4. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Based on Android's history for Official Software Updates, we'll probably see an official ICS on other phones Q2 as the earliest.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:15 2

6. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


umm google updates the software quickly and regularly.. think your talking about manufacturers and carriers.

the nexus is on 2.3.7.. if your phone isnt, thats not google's fault :)

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:22

9. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Yeah, im guessing Q2 at the latest and that will probably be for devices with heavier customizations to android(like htc devices)

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 11:55

23. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


yeah i'm talking about non nexus phones..

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 13:20

29. dwd3885 (Posts: 7; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


It didn't take all too long after Gingerbread source code dropped that Samsung updated the Unlocked S2. Sure, the US carriers took forever, but at least the unlocked got it quickly.

Again, this is a reason to buy a pure Google device.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:19 8

7. Slammer (Posts: 1515; Member since: 03 Jun 2010)


I'm very impressed with this news. Google's Android has implemented some very nice features. In particular, I have always been a huge supporter of WebOS multi-tasking operation. It is second to none. To have a similar version added to Android, is great news!

John B.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:23

10. mukrenol (Posts: 90; Member since: 03 Sep 2011)


i see 'mediascape' O_O from SE
hahahahha

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 11:42

22. vu2ikl (Posts: 11; Member since: 22 Sep 2011)


i think SE has learned it's lesson. The 2.3.3 in new xperia range is though SE skinned is not thaaat heavily altered. SE arc will definitely get update fast this time. call me optimist :p

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:27

11. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)


If I can run 2.3.7 with a CYNOGEN MOD ROM on my Captivate, then I am sure this will be out for most phones that can handle Gingerbread. The visual multitasking has been seen on CM already....looks really nice, this 4.0.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 09:32 5

12. DigitalMD (Posts: 226; Member since: 17 Feb 2010)


Yawn... pretty much rebaked Honeycomb. 6 months for the hardware vendors to adapt and 8 months for the apps to work right.

posted on 19 Oct 2011, 18:59 1

37. NVPMOTHAF (Posts: 78; Member since: 28 Sep 2011)


I second that

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