Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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ICS looks fine
by siki_miki on Wed 19th Oct 2011 21:34 UTC
siki_miki
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2006-01-17

Of course some expected to get iCloud-like integration or Siri equivalent, or more stylish/less colorful UI design, but that can for now be covered by third party apps/skins/addon google services.
The look and feel resembles Honeycomb (plus some polish and a lot of under the hood work), which is by no means bad.

Btw. Rubin also said that ICS is going to be open source a few weeks after phone(s) are released.
Other good news is, they claim to designed workarounds for all known Apple patents for the SGNexus and ICS (we'll see if Apple continues with the legal rampage if that's true).

Edited 2011-10-19 21:35 UTC

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RE: ICS looks fine
by phoenix on Wed 19th Oct 2011 22:54 in reply to "ICS looks fine"
phoenix Member since:
2005-07-11

The "legal rampage" doesn't include the Galaxy Nexus, focusing on the Galaxy Tab and some of the older Galaxy phones. That rampage isn't going to stop just because the Galaxy Nexus has been released. ;)

This may prevent future rampages, though.

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