Will Google Debut Android Ice Cream Sandwich This October?

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After months and months of rumors, we’re finally starting to get a sense for what Apple’s plans for its next iPhone launch may be, with a September/early October release feeling likely. Google’s plans for Android have been a little harder to nail-down, and so far we have been looking for Ice Cream Sandwich to hit the scene sometime closer to the end of the year. A new rumor says that we may see ICS rushed out the door as early as October.

The relationship between Google and the tipster that offered this rumor isn’t clear, but BGR says that he’s someone with “knowledge of Google’s Ice Cream Sandwich plans”. According to him, Google’s nervous with Apple’s iPhone release occurring so late this year, encroaching upon Google’s end-of-year turf. The rumor says that Google doesn’t want a situation where smartphone consumers have to decide between a new iPhone now, or waiting several months for a new ICS Android. As a result, it’s supposedly looking to have the first ICS device available within weeks of the next iPhone.

We’re still not sure what hardware Google intends to launch ICS via, or who will be the manufacturer, so if we are looking at an October release for ICS (and presumably, the next Nexus), Google would need to start finalizing its plans, which will hopefully lead to some leaks, giving us a better idea of what to expect.

Source: BGR

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!