Aside from launching the Galaxy Nexus, Google also finally took off the wraps of Â Android Ice Cream Sandwich the other day.
Hereâ€™s a quick rundown of what Android 4.0 has to offer as posted over on Engadget:
If you’ll notice, some of these are actually already available on select Android Gingerbread smartphones. But it’s good to know that all of these will now be standard on all Ice Cream Sandwich devices. Well, at least most of it. Android Beam, of course, requires your handset to come with NFC support.
Now, as to the question on whether or not Ice Cream Sandwich will be released as an upgraded to current Android devices, Engadget got this answer from Google’s Gabe Cohen and Matias Duarte:
“Currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S. Theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.”
So it’s a yes for the Nexus S, and theoretically for other Gingerbread devices. Not exactly the reassurance I wanted to hear being an HTC Sensation owner, but hey, I guess that’s still better than a flat out no.
As to when the ICS update will roll out, that’s a question we hope will be answered very soon.
But if you can’t for it, then by all means, put the Galaxy Nexus on your radar as this will be the first handset out the door that’ll come packed with Google’s spanking brand new Android OS release.
For more screenshots of Android ICS, you can head on over here.
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