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First Look: Android 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

11th August 2011, 10:13 PM   |  #1  
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Eyup, no kidding you folks. Here are the sources for Google's upcoming phone/tablet Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich.

RootzWiki Source

Android Police Source

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11th August 2011, 10:46 PM   |  #2  
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Ice Cream Sandwich Details:
- Brand-new launcher and app drawer, with screenshots of both featured exclusively on RootzWiki
- Blue Themed
- Camera now has a panorama mode (not pictured)
- G mail has been totally re-themed to go with the new OS (not pictured)
- Nexus S will be receiving ICS via update, but the "Nexus Prime" will be getting it first, then other devices will follow after.
- Will launch with Google Shopper and NFC Enabled devices will be able to utilize those features
- The little icon in the bottom right, looks like a tray with multiple apps in it
- Google search bar embedded on very top like Honeycomb
- Apps/Widgets launcher a lot like Honeycomb
- This release is still very early, notice the theming of the power tray
- Mostly UI changes - many older devices (< 1 year old) should be able to run it

The icon at the bottom right hand corner looks like a Task switcher, and going by the Icon pic, seems as if its going to have a Windows 7 style Aero switching animation (would be cool if it is )
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11th August 2011, 10:57 PM   |  #4  
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To the people who are saying that they were hoping for more than this: this is still an incredibly early release. I'm willing to bet El Goog has a lot more to change before this hits our phones.

But imagine what CyanogenMod 8 is gonna be like!

I'm not sure if this is fake or real. It could very easily be a rewritten launcher, themed, and the build.prop edited. But it does look very professional and Google like - that app drawer looks like the latest release of the Market.

Also; I wonder what that 'Widgets' button is for? Is that the new Add menu? Hmm.
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11th August 2011, 11:04 PM   |  #5  
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Looks really good actually. Decent multi tasking integration i hope a la honeycomb.
11th August 2011, 11:14 PM   |  #6  
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Originally Posted by redbullcat

Also; I wonder what that 'Widgets' button is for? Is that the new Add menu? Hmm.

I think the screen is the revamped app drawer, made to support widget selection so you can just drag them to the home screen. So basically, it will perform the functions of the traditional element selection screen of previous Android builds.
11th August 2011, 11:17 PM   |  #7  
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yeah, cm 8

i want
11th August 2011, 11:25 PM   |  #8  
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....sounds really good....
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Blue themed but the power widget is still green like in Gingerbread. Hmm.....
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The only thing that is relevant to me is if they add hardware acceleration to the ui. Also, improving the ui & making it more user-friendly wouldn't hurt.

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