toggle

AAPL Stock: 109.27 ( -1.1 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Google erects Ice Cream Sandwich statue, wraps Android 4 [U]

updated 04:30 pm EDT, Thu October 13, 2011

Google gives sign Android 4 is ready to go

(Update: video) An eyewitness account by Google engineer Michael Soland has shown that Google has officially finished Android 4.0 ahead of its Hong Kong event. In keeping with its custom of putting a statue on its campus to mark the completion of a major Android milestone, an Ice Cream Sandwich statue is now on the Mountain View lawn. Each major OS has usually been made public within days or at most weeks of its release to the public.

The OS should launch hand in hand with the Galaxy Nexus or Nexus Prime, a Samsung-made official phone. Common escaped details point to it having a large 4.65-inch 720p screen, a dual-core processor, and NFC, although these aren't yet definite.

Ice Cream Sandwich units Android 3 features with smartphone sizes and will open the door to Android phones that have hardly any physical controls. More visual multitasking, an iPhone-like app tray, and other tweaks should make it one of the more conspicuous interface changes in recent memory.

Update: video of the statue's arrival below.






by MacNN Staff

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

Blue Yeti Studio

Despite being very familiar with Blue Microphones' lower-end products -- we've long recommended the company's Snowball line of mics ...

ZTE Spro 2 Smart Projector

Home theaters are becoming more and more accessible these days, but maybe you've been a bit wary about buying a home projector. And h ...

MSI Geforce GTX 970 100ME

When Nvidia announced a new line of video cards in September 2014, many people thought things would continue to be business as usual i ...

toggle

Most Commented