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Some features of ICS that we know (from our source and speculation):

-Blue Themed - Like our site (Change theme on bottom)
-Camera has built in panorama mode
-Will launch with Google Shopper and NFC Enabled devices will be able to utilize those features
-Gmail is all rethemed
-Will be available for the Nexus S
-Nexus Prime gets it first (expected) then other devices will follow after
-Not too many changes, just UI things, don't think requirements are set too high for year old devices to run it
-The little icon in the bottom right, looks like a tray with multiple apps in it
-Google search bar embedded on very top like Honeycomb
-Apps/Widgets launcher a lot like Honeycomb

This release is still very early, notice the theming of the power tray

Here's the first look of the upcoming Google Android version, 2.4/4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It's gonna be the first Android build to unify the tablet and phone OS experience, which is seen in the photos with the Honeycomb-esque UI layout.

So, what are your thoughts and speculations on ICS?
Edited by jjsoviet - 8/11/11 at 3:51pm
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I quite like the blue theme. Hope this update makes it to my HTC Desire.
What's the first screenshot supposed to be?
It has the tabs and logo of the android market but the shortcuts that are normally found on the home screens.
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Originally Posted by Kieran View Post
I quite like the blue theme. Hope this update makes it to my HTC Desire.
What's the first screenshot supposed to be?
It has the tabs and logo of the android market but the shortcuts that are normally found on the home screens.
I think it's the selection menu for adding elements to the home screen. Honeycomb also sports the same tabbed interface for users to choose icons/widgets/wallpapers to add to the layout.

EDIT: It's the Honeycomb drawer.



I was thrown off with the widgets tab, so maybe it's a combination of the app drawer and element selection screen.
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As long as it works, I'm cool with updates. Its been quite a while since 2.2, will be a refreshing change.
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Ah, i never thought about it being the app drawer!
I haven't tried a tablet running honeycomb yet so i haven't got a grasp of how different it looks compared to gingerbread i have running on my desire.
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As long as it works, I'm cool with updates. Its been quite a while since 2.2, will be a refreshing change.
Froyo isn't the most recent, Gingerbread (2.3) came out this year, if I remember correctly.
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Will honeycomb tablets eventually get this?
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I can't wait to get 2.4 on my evo 3d.
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I'm also calling fake. Looks more like a theme. I think google would have done the blue to be Honeycomb esque. Not teal. Also, what's up with the Froyo phone icon? Kind of shaky.

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Originally Posted by Bikkit View Post
Will honeycomb tablets eventually get this?
Yes, or at least, the real ICS. ICS will theoretically be on phones, tablets, and Google TV.

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Originally Posted by scyy View Post
I can't wait to get 2.4 on my evo 3d.
Whatever else it will be, it will NOT be 2.4. I'm betting 3.3 personally.
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What about hardware acceleration like iOS and WP7?
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