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Ice Cream Sandwich debut moved up to October to compete with the Apple iPhone?

0. phoneArena 09 Aug 2011, 15:03 posted on

According to a source for BGR, Google is moving up the release date of Ice Cream Sandwich and the first devices to have it installed as a means to combat the expected launch of the Apple iPhone 5; one possible ICS device could be a next-generation Nexus handset...

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posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:46 1

82. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

remixfa I think the only reason Obama was elected was because America was down and out. If America was riding high he would have never been elected. I can go on forever, but what I think we need is a savvy business man who can take America out from these depths not seen since the Great Depression. That candidate would need a strong Vice President & a quality cabinet. We need to fix ourselves first, keep defense up & then concentrate on the rest of the world. We are in a huge funk & Obama's policy of spending to get out of debt is clearly not an option. Just look at America's credit rating. People have lived entire life spans & never seen the credit rating drop. Obama is clearly the worst president, he has Carter beat. Carter can now die & say hey at least I wasn't the worst! lol

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:50

84. NArmold (unregistered)

I'm still confused on how a article about a cell-phone turned into a heated Republican/Democrat argument. You guys are pathetic, go hash out on CNN.com if you want to do that.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 11:01 1

87. SuperAndroidEvo (Posts: 4888; Member since: 15 Apr 2011)

Ok but we are talking about what has been done when Obama has been in office. That cat & mouse game is part of politics, one ugly aspect of politics I truly hate. To me it’s not about Republicans vs. Democrats, I vote for the best person for the job. Obama was not even the best Democrat at the time. Look I can write a 40 page thesis about all the questionable moves done by the Obama administration. Fact is the credit rating had dropped. Obama has more than doubled the deficit in 2 years. He wants to cut defense. If the terrorist see America is cutting defense there will be another 9/11. We need to protect ourselves. I was there in NYC when it happened I was in that cloud of debris. It was not fun & I would never want any other American to go and experience that. Obama is making the wrong choices, he CLEARLY was not & is not ready for the most demanding job in the world President of the United States of America!

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:53

97. remixfa (Posts: 14589; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

can you tell me all the things Obama has done right? BTW, the repulicans were doing what was needed to keep our credit rating from falling. They were all warned months in advance anything less than a 4-6 trillion cut would drop our credit rating. It was the DEMS that refused to cut and only wanted another blank check. It was a completely bipartisian bill that passed.. one neither side was happy with.. exept obama, who got his blank check... and we got screwed again.

People that pretend to be political but yet know nothing about what is going on are part of the problem. If you dont pay attention just say "i dont pay attention" instead of trying to regurgitate a bunch of tired lines from liberal media sources.

Its kinda like Taco commenting on Android features that he has never seen or used.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 20:03

100. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

Hey don't look at me, I didn't start this political debate. And lol, I rather vote for the tea party than a democrat anyday

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 15:55 1

98. remixfa (Posts: 14589; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

also, how did bush get a second 8 years? And you realize that The democrats were in control of the house and senate for the majority of Bush's term right? Bush didnt write the housing bill, or any other bill that put us in this mess... Democrats did. Pelosi and Dodd have their names on quite a few economy crashing bills. The president doesnt write any bills. Get a clue.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 15:29 1

7. Moo (unregistered)

Glad to be a Nexus S owner. If the next Nexus is a monster then i may sell this and step up.

Either way Ice Cream sandwich coming earlier than what I expected is great news.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 15:53 2

9. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)

Now Apple will sue google for trying to ruin their sales with iphone 5 : P
And Google will counter sue apple for copying Android in IOS 5 : P

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 15:55 4

10. Rich (unregistered)




posted on 09 Aug 2011, 17:14 3

17. remixfa (Posts: 14589; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

put froyo and 2 gingerbread phones together.. and voiala.. you have an ice cream sandwich. :)

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 17:25 1

18. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

by the time Google updates all of the phones to ice cream sandwich.. the iphone 6 wil be around the corner... 50% of phones are running froyo...hmmmm wait to go google... you and the BIonic.. lost me... is either apple or nokia.. for me...

p.s i heard that ICS is only for dual core phones.... so most of us wont get that update...

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 19:23 1

30. remixfa (Posts: 14589; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)

ICS is going to have minimum system requirements from what I understand to reduce fragmentation going forward.. so yea, if that's true, there will be a lot of phones left out now, but in the future there will be a lot LESS left out.

IF its true, basically you will have your premium androids on ICS and the basic ones on probably gingerbread.

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:47

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

ICS will get native dual core support that does not mean it will work on dual core phones only.... I could be wrong but my bid is on that, also Google has taken this as an issue and it seems its going to be addressed (hopefully properly) to reduce fragmentation we also need to account that its going to be almost a year since the last android smartphone update (AKA gingerbread) witch could mean that they have already decided to leave major updates for once a year, now i would personally recommend that you wait (if you like many things from android) and see this years end to decide

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 10:53

85. box (unregistered)

I think that'd be a FroYo Sandwich, but with XDA on it, I'm sure that's possible :)

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:22 3

11. MrCreeves (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

IOS 5 is about to rock the operating system world.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:28 2

12. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)

A mimick of what is already available on almost all Android phones isn't going to rock the OS world. Then again it is apple and with a cult following like that I'm sure it will sell like crazy. Still nothing innovative or new.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 21:48 2

46. Jasonhunterx (Posts: 111; Member since: 20 Jul 2011)

How there just adding features that android and web os has nothing new just recycled

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 22:36 1

51. Rich (unregistered)

All the stuff in the new IOS is just stuff taken from droid...

but yeah im sure apple will still get all the credit bc its apple and the media is clueless.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:28 4

13. droid? (unregistered)

froyo, gingerbread, ice cream sandwhich? How about you spend the time making a decent upgrade to an operating system instead of having 4 complete new upgrades come out in a years time.

Take your time and do it right.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:40

14. Stuntman (Posts: 836; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)

Regardless of which devices you like, it's going to be exciting to see what these big heavyweights bring out this fall. MS is coming out with some new phones, too. RIM announced some new devices already, but a bigger release is not due until early next year.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 16:52

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

If they can pull it off, then okay. But in doing so, they better not sacrifice what may be some much needed time to work out bugs and get everything working absolutely perfect. I'd be just as happy to see ICS delayed until December if that means it's that much better when it comes out.

That said, I really, really, REALLY hope that ICS gets released to my Atrix. :D

posted on 10 Aug 2011, 11:20

91. box (unregistered)

Atrix is Dual-Core, so it should be getting ICS pretty early on, though it did just get Gingerbread.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 17:43 1

20. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

also.. I like that Apple doesnt plan around any device.. but Android does... it shows brain .. but also fear.. Apples takes their time and when there ready .. they will launch the iphone 5... not the other way around... ICS will be half baked... ICS will melt under the iphone 5 heat..

ps. we will see more than one update for the ICS before christmas.. to fix bugs and issues..

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 17:56 3

21. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

There are always updates on iOS to fix bugs and issues. What version are we on? 4.3.5? Yeah, not all of those were neat little features.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 18:05

24. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

true..... but all the iphones get the update form the 3g to the 4... my Droid X was fortunate to get the ginger update but my coworker with the T-bolt... still waiting...

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 18:45 3

26. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Yeah, and those major updates tend to brick phones on iOS. The turnaround on major updates is getting quicker. And with Google clamping down on manufacturers and carriers getting their heads out of their asses, update frequency will increase even more.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 19:06 1

27. gallitoking (Posts: 4721; Member since: 17 May 2011)

that ... I agree... the delaying of the Bionic.. is making me really consider other options... even windows 7 doesnt sound bad a this moment... thank you sniggly for clearing that up.. i didnt know...

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 19:36

33. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)

brick phones? come on it's android phones that get bricked with updates. Well android phones pretty much are bricks, but I digress.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 20:05

36. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)

Fyi, the update frequency is a good thing.

posted on 09 Aug 2011, 21:18 5

44. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3114; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

If Steve Jobs told you to shove your iphone up your ass, you would.

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