Possible video of Ice Cream Sandwich on a Nexus S
posted by Michael H. / Sep 28, 2011, 5:37 PM
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?
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again fake... Android never puts their dessert name on the phone... double fail as we have seen this picture before.... hmmmm
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 5:55 PM 3
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 6:19 PM 8
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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.
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 5:27 AM 1
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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
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 7:09 PM 1
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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
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 12:01 AM 0
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I agree,, and this is a great looking launcher, available in the android market :)
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 7:08 PM 1
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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.
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 8:46 PM 4
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Android should focus on geting Gingerbread to all the android phones before they add another update.... just my 2 cents
posted on Sep 28, 2011, 9:06 PM 1
this launcher is available in market. check it out http://www.syndicateapps.com/m
posted on Sep 29, 2011, 3:27 AM 2
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