Possible video of Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nexus S

Possible video of Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nexus S
Video has come out from someone who bought a Nexus S off of eBay, and that device supposedly is running Ice Cream Sandwich. The video itself is about 2 minutes long, and was quite obviously made by an amateur. The video is shaky, and the person running through the OS doesn't really know what to show or where to go to give us any real indication that this is for real. 

Possible video of Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nexus S
If this is ICS, it's getting closer to what we'd expect, because it seems like the major focus of Google for this release is to combine phone apps with tablet apps in order to make a more cohesive experience for developers. We are expecting a fair bit of change to the UI, but we wouldn't be surprised if it doesn't change that much. The video shows the lock screen with a Honeycomb-like lock circle (which could have been achieved by using Ripple Lock from the Market.) It also shows general UI changes, like the switch from Gingerbread green to Honeycomb blue. It also shows a card-style app switcher, which looks pretty cool, and does make sense given that Matias Duarte used the same system in creating webOS. Other than that, the video is a lot of fumbling for while the user figures out what to show. 

For the obvious naysaying that is needed in a piece like this: although the about screen isn't redacted like the last fake, and the kernel seems to be a realistic version, the baseband version is a few months old, and once again the version is labeled "IceCreamSandwich" rather than with a number. Although, if Google still hasn't decided that ICS is officially Android 4.0, then that could make sense. Not to mention, the whole effect shown could be replicated with a launcher skin or custom ROM. Overall though, it's definitely a step up from the last leak, and at least made us pause for a second to wonder about it. 

Sound off! What's the likelihood that this is real? And, if it does turn out to be real, are you happy with how it's looking?

source: Engadget

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57 Comments

1. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

again fake... Android never puts their dessert name on the phone... double fail as we have seen this picture before.... hmmmm

7. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Google never puts the dessert name on the *finished* version of a phone, but we all know that Google still probably hasn't decided whether this is Android 2.4, 4.0 or 3.5.

12. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

true... so is this is Android way of losing a prototype?... at least the one from Apple was entertaining.... good story Michael like always.... though

14. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

we kinda see leaks from newest versions of android like a month from release.... I remember when Gingerbread was going around and with honeycomb too, I think they are done intentionally

57. bobnnate

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 28, 2011

there definitely done intentionally.it builds hype and makes people want to see more and potentionally buy

53. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

Google does not stoop down to apple's level of super security systems and losing prototypes. They'd rather have one person leak some of it and put all the hype in there, unlike all these articles with senseless hype about the iPhone5. We need more hype and iSheep will buy this product since iSheep just buy products because of the brand and hype.

13. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

unless android is using launcher pro on the next version, id say this is a fake.. and a boring one at that. it looks a lot like the last fake. lol

20. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

its good to remember that if the device has touch buttons like the nexus S some things may need to be arranged, if newer devices have no touch buttons and use a slightly different layout for the user interface we might be looking at how ICS looks on a device with touch buttons on it... maybe? just maybe

33. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

look at the launcher icon on the bottom. thats launcher pro. its a custom rom.

43. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I have seen that icon elsewhere. It's also on the xperia launcher, this could be a Custom rom alright, but what has my senses tingling is the user, he might have bought a moded phone without notice, but the accuracy of the previous 4chan guy with this might be a bit weird, we can always say someone took the 4chan post and tried turning it into something real like, but again things need time to be worked out and I must say that thing looks faster, so it's hard to tell its some cooked rom

19. CX3NT3_713

Posts: 2348; Member since: Apr 18, 2011

I agree,, and this is a great looking launcher, available in the android market :)

23. Mario1017

Posts: 336; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

wrong 1.you cant download a status bar from the market. 2. The camera app is different (cant download that either) 2. The running apps list cannot be downloaded from there either .

26. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

they don't need to be on the market if you are a good dev you can make some

35. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

mario, we call that a "custom ROM". My phone has one. doesnt look like stock/manufacturer either. There are plenty floating around, especially at XDA.

25. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

Fail entirely. That looks stupid, why not keep it the same and Green is better than blue. But then again, Android is so ass backwards.

27. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

LOL why is green better than blue?

29. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

actually yeah, i like the green better too. it should be blue for tablets and green for phones or make a theme setting.

31. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

I like blue tho :p

36. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

The Miz is right GREEN is better than BLUE if this is real I will have to jump off android and buy an Iphone 4s or 5 darn them for making it stupid blue!

40. The_Miz

Posts: 1496; Member since: Apr 06, 2011

I can think of way more reasons to jump ship. Coming from Android to iOS is like coming from a turd filled bag to a shiny golden apple.

41. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

To bad you can't eat golden apples or even wear them they just stand in there and shine

42. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol XD

30. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 2011

Android should focus on geting Gingerbread to all the android phones before they add another update.... just my 2 cents

38. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Android does focus on getting Gingerbread out, carriers don't. Blame your carrier, not Android.

45. Thump3rDX17

Posts: 2160; Member since: May 10, 2010

also manufacturers.

52. Fayez` unregistered

this launcher is available in market. check it out http://www.syndicateapps.com/main/ICS_Launcher.html

54. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 2011

Actually they do...

2. som

Posts: 768; Member since: Nov 10, 2009

Mention of ice cream sandwich make me hungry I am going to store now see you guy tomorrow.

3. RORYREVOLUTION

Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

Fake as Pamela Anderson's boobs.

4. Ivan6479

Posts: 250; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Honestly why is Phone Arena wasting everyone's time with this fake garbage?

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