Ice Cream Sandwich gets leaked on video

28 September, 2011 | Comments (39) | Post your comment

So far all we had regarding the Ice Cream Sandwich UI was a couple of screenshots and the word of an anonymous 4chan user. But now someone has managed to take a video of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the Nexus S.

The device was allegedly bought off eBay and much to the surprise of the buyer (and everyone else) it was found to be running Ice Cream Sandwich. Of course, the buyer then wasted no time in putting up a video of the UI for everyone's viewing pleasure.

One look at the UI and we can see it matches what we have already seen of it. The homescreen now has four icons at the bottom next to the application drawer button, the folder function seems to have had a makeover, there's a new look notification screen and an application drawer that looks straight out of Honeycomb as does the new task manager with large thumbnail images of the running apps.

What we haven't seen before is the new lock screen. You can now see that you will be able to launch the camera app right from the lock screen. Android phones from HTC and other OEMs have had this functionality before but it's only now that Android is getting it by default. Hopefully this feature is customizable so you will be able to add other functions as well other than the camera app.

The camera app itself is new as well. Other than the UI changes, you can also see the addition of a panorama mode

The changes are nice and we're sure there will be more under the hood that we are not seeing in the video. Hopefully, stuff like GPU accelerated UI and optimization for CPUs with multiple cores will be present as well.

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Ice Cream Sandwich gets leaked on video - reader comments

  • Griff

I'm going with fake on this one, just found an Ice Cream Sandwich Launcher in the market that has taken all the rumored looks that are said to be in ICS, I'll wait until the 11 October before passing judgement.

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  • 2011-09-30 09:50
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  • Eddie.Q

The font used isn't Droid Sans, so I pretty much doubt it's Ice Cream Sandwich. Must be a custom ROM.

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  • 2011-09-30 05:27
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  • Anonymous

Don´t you ever apoligize about your english. If make the effort is OK

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  • 2011-09-30 02:48
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