10-01-2011 12:09 PM
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  1. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Ice Cream Sandwich gets a two-minute tour, courtesy of a lucky eBay shopper (video) -- Engadget

    Take a look at this!

    Direct video link: http://www.viddler.com/explore/engadget/videos/3293/

    Reading the article...how does something like this happen? Someone buys a phone on Ebay only to have it loaded with a supposed build of ICS? Really? Unless this is some very viral cryptic like marketing that Google/Samsung does. Hey, it's possible right?
    09-28-2011 04:50 PM
  2. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    Just about to post this - seems to be a lot of speculation regarding if this is the real deal or if it's a custom ROM/launcher.
    09-28-2011 04:50 PM
  3. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Yea...it's really hard to tell these days.

    Here's hoping that it's the real deal or at least a build of the real deal.
    09-28-2011 04:52 PM
  4. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    People in the comments said it apparently looks like a Go Launcher theme? Not sure how a launcher would allow that multitasking action though. Hopefully we'll find out soon enough.
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    09-28-2011 04:53 PM
  5. Scottatron's Avatar
    Video not working for me

    Gah, working now.
    09-28-2011 05:00 PM
  6. rew001's Avatar
    Looks pretty much like Honeycomb for phones. Not that this is a bad thing. Just sayin.....
    09-28-2011 05:01 PM
  7. edoublediz's Avatar
    thats the worst video showing off an OS i have ever seen!! i say fake just because of that. why would he not show the about screen? this has stink written all over it!!
    09-28-2011 05:03 PM
  8. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    thats the worst video showing off an OS i have ever seen!! i say fake just because of that. why would he not show the about screen? this has stink written all over it!!
    There's a pic of the about screen...under "Android Version" it says "IceCreamSandwich"...something just doesn't smell right to me....thoughts?
    09-28-2011 05:09 PM
  9. Bobrowe78's Avatar
    Looks great to me, love the honeycomb look. Can't wait for it to come out
    09-28-2011 05:09 PM
  10. EggoEspada's Avatar
    Im positive this is real and certainly wasn't bought off ebay. It's just someone making a story to cover up their leak. If this person really bought the device unknowingly that it was running ICS, we'd probably be seeing the system dump of the device and more videos. Doubt that will happen which means its his device.

    Sent from my ADR6400L
    09-28-2011 05:10 PM
  11. sushiglobster's Avatar
    yup. I'm thinking the same thing. There's no reflection of his face...no voice...only a bed...and some ebay story. Also, it's on a Nexus S.....

    This might very well be an internal leak for sure.
    09-28-2011 05:17 PM
  12. nybmx's Avatar
    Im positive this is real and certainly wasn't bought off ebay. It's just someone making a story to cover up their leak. If this person really bought the device unknowingly that it was running ICS, we'd probably be seeing the system dump of the device and more videos. Doubt that will happen which means its his device.

    Sent from my ADR6400L
    Yeah this is what I was thinking. "Leaking" this type of video/story builds up more hype for the upcoming event. This is an especially good thing considering that apple is going to be holding an event soon and has been making headlines with that alone.
    09-28-2011 05:18 PM
  13. yankdez's Avatar
    where are the software buttons? or is ics set up so that only software buttons show up if your phone doesnt have physical buttons?
    09-28-2011 05:18 PM
  14. sushiglobster's Avatar
    Possibly. We just won't know until we have it ourselves. I'd imagine that ICS is backwards compatible with other devices, obviously if this video is legit, it IS indeed working on a Nexus S.

    ICS probably has the capability to not use buttons, but in this case, since buttons are there....you can use them.
    09-28-2011 05:25 PM
  15. ManBearPig618's Avatar
    I would assume it would have to be backwards compatible...if not then the Bionic and other newer devices wouldn't be able to receive the update...it would basically draw a line in the sand and permanently stop the updating of tons of phones.
    09-28-2011 05:43 PM
  16. yankdez's Avatar
    im trying to corroborate this video with the 4chan report a while back. some things are similar, other things are way off. dont know what to believe....
    09-28-2011 05:45 PM
  17. turb0wned's Avatar
    Come Verizon make the nexus happen!
    09-28-2011 05:46 PM
  18. yankdez's Avatar
    I would assume it would have to be backwards compatible...if not then the Bionic and other newer devices wouldn't be able to receive the update...it would basically draw a line in the sand and permanently stop the updating of tons of phones.
    we've also seen physical buttons on the droid razr/spyder and vigor, so i guess its up to the manufacturers what they wanna do as far as buttons go
    09-28-2011 05:47 PM
  19. elvisgp's Avatar
    I think it looks great. Anyone else?

    Sent from my amazing galaxy tab 10.1 which also eats ipads
    09-28-2011 06:00 PM
  20. rightontime's Avatar
    Bring back the gingerbread green!!!! Everything else looks good, even in that color of blue
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    09-28-2011 06:05 PM
  21. yankdez's Avatar
    looks good, but i was expecting more.
    09-28-2011 06:09 PM
  22. rightontime's Avatar
    I also think this is a controlled leak and not some guy just randomly getting it on ebay
    EggoEspada likes this.
    09-28-2011 06:14 PM
  23. nashdroid's Avatar
    First time post. I've been lurking in the shadows for what feels like a year, but is actually more like six months. ICS looks beautiful, to me. I've had HTC Sense on my phones in the past, but this new version of Android seems to be a mix of pure and has a little more flair now (launcher, glowing effects, etc.) which would make for a much more graphically appealing experience for the user. Coming from Sense, and obviously lurking in the shadows now for the Galaxy Nexus, the look and operation of Ice Cream Sandwich will be a welcomed transition from a skinned OS to stock. Very excited for the next month or two! Also, thank you all for keeping me entertained while out working in the oilfield in South Texas for the past six months or so. Even when I had one bar of 1x on my Droid Incredible, I would wait and wait just to refresh the pages in this forum to get my Android fix. Even extremely slow entertainment is entertainment nonetheless. So...thank you.
    Wiggy0211 likes this.
    09-28-2011 06:19 PM
  24. nashdroid's Avatar
    Since I'm actually posting now instead of simply watching from the sidelines, just to discuss...what does everyone think that the software buttons might look like? To my knowledge, we haven't had a leak of what they will look like since we haven't had a leak of a full-screen (no physical buttons or soft buttons) device with ICS yet. Some renders, which are merely renders and nothing more, want to picture them as the same software style buttons of Honeycomb. I, however, am wondering if they might actually just look like the Android buttons we've come to know and love, but will just appear to the bottom of the screen under the launcher and maybe actually auto-hide like Windows' taskbar can do when you set it to auto-hide. Maybe it can be set to do both. Anyways, just curious if anyone has a informed clue or even an opinion. Fuel for discussion.
    09-28-2011 06:26 PM
  25. ragnarokx's Avatar
    If that's a fake, I want a link to the ROM/theme that that guy used

    Has some interesting changes..
    ibejack96 likes this.
    09-28-2011 06:37 PM
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