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Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich Updates

Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Android Ice Cream Sandwich Updates



What We Know of Galaxy Nexus & Ice Cream Sandwich to-date

Counting Down to 19th October

*Last updated on 18th October at 21:36 hours (GMT+8)*

We have been religiously tracking news of the imminent arrival of Google's Android 4.0 OS (Ice Cream Sandwich) and the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (formerly known as the Nexus Prime) from the onset, and here's what we have currently uncovered from June 2011 till now - all in one page. If you're looking for a quick crash course before tuning in to Google Android's YouTube channel for a live streaming of Samsung and Google's joint conference on the 19th of October (which is tomorrow) at 10am (GMT+8), you've come to the right place. For those who've been keeping up-to-date, keep a lookout out for our coverage of this major event on our main page, Facebook and Twitter!

Timeline Samsung
Galaxy Nexus
Google Ice Cream 
Sandwich (Android 4.0)
June

112 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October

July


90 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October

Aug
Early
Sep
  • 7th - The user agent profile of the Nexus Prime has prompted readers to speculate that the phone will have a "screen size of 480 x 800".
Late
Sept

 

Oct 4  15 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October
Oct 5


14 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October

Oct 6  13 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October
Oct 7
  • A video that allegedly shows the new Ice Cream Sandwich OS (Android 4.0) running on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus (Nexus Prime) makes its round.
     
Oct 12 7 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October
Oct 14
Oct 17  2 days to Google and Samsung announcement on 19th October
  • Another video has been leaked, 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.

    *Update: It has been revealed that this is a customized ROM based on the current Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Oct 18
  • The OS is said to come with a comprehensive photo editing software that includes features like crop, sharpen, flip, and a selection of 19 possible photo effects.
     
  • Even now, more leaks of Android Ice Cream Sandwich are surfacing, one of which is a long-awaited feature - screenshot capabilities.