It’s time for Google Android’s next major software update, and there’s a tantalizing video to hold us over until it actually arrives. Anyone care for an Ice Cream Sandwich?
Engadget got their hands on a video featuring the next possible iteration of the Android software, which was sent in by one of their tipsters. According to the story, the tipster bought a Samsung Nexus S on eBay only to discover on arrival that the phone’s software looked, well, atypical. A little more poking around revealed that the phone was running on an updated build and kernel.
The video reveals a mix of Gingerbread and Honeycomb features: With four shortcuts on the bottom, there’s a Google Apps icon and a Honeycomb-style multitasking menu. You’ll also notice the camera, notification bar and menus have a different look. As always before things are released, take any of that with a bag (or two) of salt.
Google’s next update, Ice Cream Sandwich, is slated to officially arrive sometime in the next two months. We think it could be as early as October 11, because that’s when the Nexus Prime is expected to be announced by both Google and Samsung. The Prime is of course expected to run Ice Cream Sandwich, though that’s also yet to be confirmed.