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[Video] A Two Minute Peek at Ice Cream Sandwich

Authored by: Steven Blum — Sep 29, 2011

Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) hasn't officially launched yet but apparantly an especially lucky eBay user has apparantly already gotten a good glimpse of what it'll look like. The story goes that some dude ordered a Nexus S from eBay and, upon its arrival, discovered that it was running on a software that was just a tad...altered. When he opened the "About" screen, he found that the phone was running "IceCreamSandwich." So, what does Android's future hold? Let's take a look!

In the video below, you can make out the new lockscreen and shortcuts, auto-rotate animations, holographic UI, Linus 3.0 kernel, new camera app, revamped notification bar, new app drawer with widgets, new camera modes and a new multitasking UI. You can also see that Google apparantly seems to be pimping their own apps pretty extensively with a "Google Apps" icon that opens up a tray containing a number of featured services. 

Already the tech community has become divided over whether or not the video is a fake. Some claim there aren't enough sweeping, drastic changes to proclaim that this is the new UI. What do you think?


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Source: Engadget

Steven Blum has written more than 2,000 blog posts as a founding member of AndroidPIT's English editorial team. A graduate of the University of Washington, Steven Blum also studied Journalism at George Washington University in Washington D.C. for two years. Since then, his writing has appeared in The Stranger, The Seattle P-I, Blackbook Magazine and Venture Villlage. He loves the HTC One and hopes the company behind it still exists in a few years.

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