Android 4.0 ICS coming to Nexus S, other phones soon

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Google and Samsung just unveiled the Galaxy Nexus last night and the device features some lust-worthy specs including a 720p HD screen but what is making many Android fans’ hearts beat faster is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and is wealth of new features and design. Well, even if you don’t have the cash for the latest phone from Samsung, you’ll be happy to know that Android Ice Cream Sandwich will be coming to devices like the Nexus S and other Gingerbread phones soon.

The Galaxy Nexus will land in November and we’d hope that the Google experience devices like the Nexus S would be updated shortly after the release. The real question is when other Gingerbread devices, especially brand new devices like the Motorola Droid Razr will receive the ICS update. A report suggests that the Droid Razr will be getting the latest version of Android in early 2012.

What’s the big fuss about Android 4.0 ICS? Along with unifying the tablet and phone versions of the platform, this features a revamped user interface and multiple new features. First of all, there’s a new font named Robotica which is supposed to be optimized for 1280 x 720 screens like the Galaxy Nexus. The lock screen has been changed, there are more consistent user interaction gestures throughout the core of the platform and new photo editing capabilities. There are probably hundreds of other small improvements in there that we can’t wait to test out too.

[Via AllThingsD]

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