If a lucky eBayer is to be believed, he bought a Nexus S, and ended up with an Ice Cream Sandwich.
Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS for short) is Google’s next version of Android that is rumored to be combining smartphone and tablet features back into one “trunk” operating system. It’s also the alleged reason Android Honeycomb hasn’t been released to the AOSP — for fear that custom ROM builders would release the tablet version of the Android OS to the smartphone platform.
This lucky shopper received his Nexus S and apparently got ICS as the operating system, not Gingerbread (2.3) like all the other Nexus S owners have. He took a two minute video walking through various aspects of the “new” operating system. Here are some of the things we caught in the video:
– Running a 3.x Kernel (others are around 2.6)
– Honeycomb-like lockscreen
– Honeycomb-like dialog boxes and color scheme
– Honeycomb-like Google search bar and voice-input button on the homescreen
– Honeycomb-like icons (specifically the “settings” icon)
– Honeycomb-like Recent Apps list with titles and thumbnails
– Honeycomb-like Settings screens
– Honeycomb-like horizontally paginated app drawer
Is it really Ice Cream Sandwich, or just a very elaborate, and very elegant theme? Watch the video and you be the judge. Let us know what you think in the comments!