Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich video preview

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich video preview
Tinkering with the Ice Scream Sandwich software on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus is indeed a fun experience, but how much fun would it be if we don't actually share our impressions with you? Not much. That's why we cooked this sweet little video preview right here, just for you. To make it happen, we worked with an early prototype of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (see our preview here), so please excuse us for the absence of some stuff like the Android Market or the gallery app, for example. Those were just not available in the early build that was installed on our unit.

Still, much of the other crucial functionality like the new People app, messaging and the browser were all here, so there is some quite interesting stuff that you can see in the video below. For even more details on Ice Cream Sandwich though, don't forget that you can always read our written ICS preview, complete with screenshots for illustration. Enjoy!



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Can't wait for this on the Droid Razr.

2. PotDragon

Posts: 214; Member since: Jul 22, 2011

Not much value in a "preview" of a version of ICS that doesn't exsist. To have both a written & & video "preview" of a phone & OS that you do not have in hand is totally foolish. You CANNOT have the first review of a handset; other sites receive the phones before you. Why not focus on ACCURACY in your facts rather than the speed in which you can churn out articles.

3. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

it exists. heck XDA is already working on ports. hold your horses.. lol

4. PimpStrong

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 25, 2011

8. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

That review is with a prototype, I believe.

7. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

Dude, stop smoking p.o.t.

5. Synack

Posts: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Cant wait til the messaging app works. lol

6. Allday28

Posts: 337; Member since: Nov 19, 2010

This isnt even ICS!!! Get your s**t together phonearena!!!

10. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

It is a prototype....rather have them wait for the actual phones for reviews and stuff....

11. chris23

Posts: 39; Member since: Jul 16, 2010

Wtf are you talking about bro?! How is this not ICS when it was clearly at the Google conference???

12. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

No doubt it is ICS - I am running ICSlauncher 2.4 right now on my cappy. He probably meant that the phone is a prototype. idk

9. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

White screen drains battery more, so I am sure XDA will be modifying that at some point.

13. MorePhonesThanNeeded

Posts: 645; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Depends on the type of screen, LCD have lower power consumption with white screens, than Amoleds do. Amoleds are great with black and contrasts though.

14. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

true, like on the Inspire.

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