Supposed Android Ice Cream Sandwich video leaks

Google has been pretty silent about what will be included in its Android 4.0 operating system, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich. Back in August a few screenshots of its user interface leaked out, but otherwise there hasn't been much in the way of info surrounding the next major version of the popular mobile OS. We do know that Google is targeting Android 4.0 to be released in either October or November.

Today Engagdet claims it received a video from an anonymous source showing off over two minutes of footage that shows Ice Cream Sandwich in action. The story is that this unnamed tipster bought a Samsung Nexus S smartphone on eBay. However when he received the phone he found that it was actually running a build of Android 4.0. If this is true and not some very elaborate hoax, it might mean that the phone he received was at one time in the hands of a Google employee that was testing out the new operating system.

The video itself, which you can check out right here, definitely looks a lot like the screenshots that were leaked out last month. The video shows, among other things, that pressing the home button for a long time generates a vertical menu that's similar to the tablet-only Android 3.0 operating system. There's also a new Google App icon that when pressed brings up an number of different Google online services. Again, this might all be a very convincing fake, but if true, Android users have a lot to look forward to with Ice Cream Sandwhich

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I used to think stock android beats the crap out of the rest.....After using my Omnia 7 esp with mango....I'm certain it kicks seven colours of sh** out of android and iOS ! Don't regret the move to wp7 at all!

Nashy said,
OMG. That's amazing. How did they make it look so much like every other Android OS?

Thats the beauty of Android, its open source and highly customizable....hows changing the UI of WP7 or iOS working out for ya?

Cash Money Billionaire said,

Thats the beauty of Android, its open source and highly customizable....hows changing the UI of WP7 or iOS working out for ya?

wp7.5 is customisable with colours and of course live tiles u troll

Cash Money Billionaire said,

Thats the beauty of Android, its open source and highly customizable....hows changing the UI of WP7 or iOS working out for ya?

The "UI" for WP is the tiles which you can change and place anywhere you like. To that extent it's very customizable.

Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

Took the words right out of my mouth....

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

Speak for your own experiences, I've got 80+ installed and it's as fast as ever. Add in some hardware acceleration via ICS and it'll only get smoother.

i know what can fix the problem! lets slap on a hexa core processor, that is sure to fix the problem!

:-p

all in good fun

Hollow.Droid said,

Speak for your own experiences, I've got 80+ installed and it's as fast as ever. Add in some hardware acceleration via ICS and it'll only get smoother.

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

yawn, Oh, I'm sorry, did you say something because I have 100+ apps installed on my single core phone and it works great.

And as phones progress, they will get faster. Has nothing to do with the performance of the phone itself. Apps/games getting better, bigger, and require more hardware to run on. If things didnt you know, progress...then I would still be using mt 25mhz PC with 80mb of HD space any a 2400 baud modem.

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

dont you belong in the iphone forums...just saying!

dam... do i come off as an apple sheep? fml...... im actually enslaved to wp7.

smooth3006 said,

dont you belong in the iphone forums...just saying!

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

dont say that here, you know, magically now every android phone doesn't run slow at all. and then they will attack you!

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

iEnvy Android... huh oh, you are from Windows Phone... A telephone to enslave me

Hollow.Droid said,

Speak for your own experiences, I've got 80+ installed and it's as fast as ever. Add in some hardware acceleration via ICS and it'll only get smoother.

There is always someone who has 80+ apps installed... but really? What you going to do with 80+ apps???? I have 5 and it gets me through life just fine.

nanoware said,
Oh look... it looks like android....still.. Install 20-30 apps and games and it will run like like the a 200 Mhz computer from the 90's.

...you are obviously using your phone wrong because this has NEVER happened to me.

Antaris said,
There is always someone who has 80+ apps installed... but really? What you going to do with 80+ apps???? I have 5 and it gets me through life just fine.
Games, tools, etc. I think you're also defining 'apps installed' differently, because I don't believe anyone could only have 5 apps on an Android phone.

Kirkburn said,
Games, tools, etc. I think you're also defining 'apps installed' differently, because I don't believe anyone could only have 5 apps on an Android phone.

Exactly, there are plenty of apps I install that I never actually see or use because there job is done in the background. E.g. adfree, setcpu, download all files, folder organizer etc.