Android Ice Cream Sandwich first look [VIDEO]

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A leak that we’ve been expecting for some time has finally arrived, and that’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich. A two-minute video has been found and apparently someone purchased a Nexus S off of eBay and it was somehow running Ice Cream Sandwich. The guy took his camera and here you have it. The video showcases some of the upcoming features that will debut on the next version of the mobile operating system, as you might expect, and its looking pretty snazzy.

The video is short and to the point and we get to see some of the nice new features Ice Cream Sandwich will offer its users. The familiar Honeycomb lockscreen, widget layout, and multitasking view have been beautifully scaled to fit smaller displays. Another small tweak you can notice is that there are now four items surrounding the application drawer instead of just two.

While I’ve been quite excited for Ice Cream Sandwich, I must say, even though what we do see in the video is pretty nice, this version of Android seems a bit underwhelming. Of course, we’re sure there’s plenty more to see within the update, and it may be a bit harsh to say that the update seems underwhelming, especially after only seeing two minutes of it. Also, while it does bring a nice spit shine across the OS, we’ve got to say that Gingerbread may be the more underwhelming update between the two.

We’re sure that Google has quite a few more treats hiding in its next version of Android, and I wouldn’t be surprised if these features were centered around applications. Be it a Google Music store or something else, it wouldn’t be hard to believe that Google has something up its sleeve, especially when Ice Cream Sandwich is to be the search giant’s most ambitious update to date.

With only a few short weeks left before the official announcement, we’ve got a lot to look forward to in the Android space. With the new version of the OS comes a new Nexus handset that we can’t wait to see. Who knows, we may see it at CTIA. Actually, we’re counting on it.

So do you like what you see in the video below, or do you think the good stuff will be coming in Android Jelly Bean?

[Via: Engadget]

  • sean

    its so beautiful

  • Anonymous

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  • http://deanhatescoffee.com Dean Nelson

    That’s pretty slick.  A lot of that could be done with a custom skin, Widget Locker, and some other tweaks, but the multitasking pane is what I’m most excited about.  It’s so much better than the current implementation of just a couple rows of icons.  Now they just need to incorporate an easier way to close the apps, ala iPhone where you can hold down on the icon/preview window and hit a little red X to close it.

  • http://deanhatescoffee.com Dean Nelson

    That’s pretty slick.  A lot of that could be done with a custom skin, Widget Locker, and some other tweaks, but the multitasking pane is what I’m most excited about.  It’s so much better than the current implementation of just a couple rows of icons.  Now they just need to incorporate an easier way to close the apps, ala iPhone where you can hold down on the icon/preview window and hit a little red X to close it.

    • Anonymous

      Android does not need apps to be closed, this is a myth.

    • Anonymous

      Android does not need apps to be closed, this is a myth.

  • http://www.perfect-icons.com Adam Chen

    Ice cream sandwich! That’s pretty
    cool and I love it, the one I have been waiting for. I really like their
    toolbar icons and interfaces. We’ll catch up with the news and update later on.

  • Anonymous

    It looks like it should be coming out Oct. 11 at CTIA during the Samsung Unpacked event. We’ll be there live, friends. 

  • http://www.toolbar-icons.com Chris Hubber

    This is absolute cool! The user interfaces and toolbar icons
    are the most I rely on every phone and android I buy.  I hope I can get this soon and I think this
    will be release this October on Samsung Unpacked Event. See you there!

  • http://www.toolbar-icons.com Chris Hubber

    This is absolute cool! The user interfaces and toolbar icons
    are the most I rely on every phone and android I buy.  I hope I can get this soon and I think this
    will be release this October on Samsung Unpacked Event. See you there!

  • http://www.toolbar-icons.com Chris Hubber

    This is absolute cool! The user interfaces and toolbar icons
    are the most I rely on every phone and android I buy.  I hope I can get this soon and I think this
    will be release this October on Samsung Unpacked Event. See you there!

  • http://www.toolbar-icons.com Chris Hubber

    This is absolute cool! The user interfaces and toolbar icons
    are the most I rely on every phone and android I buy.  I hope I can get this soon and I think this
    will be release this October on Samsung Unpacked Event. See you there!

  • http://www.aha-soft.com/stock-icons/high-resolution-app-tab-bar-icons.htm?ref=ch Andrei Johnson

    I hope the price is high so that I
    will not be tempted to buy this; I need to reserve my money for my tuition on
    school. Give me some time and you’ll be mine! By the way, can I install icons
    for iPad on any Ice Cream Sandwich OS? 

  • http://www.777icons.com/iconlibs.htm?ref=ch Rodney Clark

    Aw, rich one! Maybe he got sick with this Ice Cream Sandwich. I’ll be waiting for the latest technology release, Honeycomb Android. I this is absolutely perfect for all and I’m going to try some of my icons for windows.

  • Ghillmon89

    when does it come out for the samsung stratosphere??

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