Purported Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Spotted on Samsung Galaxy S II
Google Android 4.0, otherwise known as Ice Cream Sandwich, has been a much talked about topic in the mobile space. With a joint announcement by Samsung and Google happening on the 18th of October (which was postponed from 12th October) and an invitation card showing the Ice Cream Sandwich logo, the upcoming Samsung Nexus Prime will most likely make an appearance at the event.
Update: As per our disclaimer, it has been revealed that this is a customized ROM based on the current Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Leaked photos and videos of the Samsung Nexus Prime were also spotted earlier on, showing the Ice Cream Sandwich interface resembling Google's tablet-optimized Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Another video has been seen, purportedly showing a Samsung Galaxy S II running the new Android OS. Certain elements such as the Recent Apps feature, listing apps that are currently running in the background, and a 3D-like user interface were given a much clearer sighting in this video. These are a clear nod at how Google plans to bridge the gap between the smartphone and tablet portfolio by combining elements from its Gingerbread and Honeycomb variants.
The authenticity of the video is still in question, given that a creative developer could have created a hack or mod to emulate the Honeycomb interface. Meanwhile, bookmark Google Android's YouTube channel (which is currently showing the Ice Cream Sandwich statue being delivered to their office) and check back on 18th October for the joint announcement by Google and Samsung that's happening in Hong Kong at 10am GMT+8.