Teaser video suggests Android ICS launch date
This is a bit of a weird one. We already knew that Google and Samsung are planning to announce the Nexus Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich on Tuesday October 11th at CTIA. Now, there is reason to believe that Ice Cream Sandwich could be released that same day. It all depends on your definition of the word "launch".
The official Android Developers YouTube page put up a countdown timer for a little while today. The countdown pointed to Tuesday's CTIA event, and was labeled "Android ICS Launch". The video has been taken down, but it does lead to the question: how should we interpret the word "launch"? A strict definition would lead us to believe that Ice Cream Sandwich will be released on Tuesday. This could mean that the source is released into the open source repository, or that ICS and the Nexus Prime will be available for purchase on Tuesday, or that there will be updates pushed for ICS on Tuesday (likely for the Nexus S and One at most.) The third option seems least likely, because Google likes having the newest Nexus device as the first on the market with the new Android OS.
Of course, recently, the definition of the word "launch" has gotten a bit lazy and has been used to refer to an announcement rather than an actual product release, so this is also a possibility. The latest rumor is that the Nexus Prime will make its debut on Verizon on October 27th, so that points to a more lazy definition of launch on the YouTube page, but everything is rumor right now.
What do you guys think is the truth?