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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.



Yes, or at least, the real ICS. ICS will theoretically be on phones, tablets, and Google TV.



Whatever else it will be, it will NOT be 2.4. I'm betting 3.3 personally.
I'm betting they will both be jumped up to 4.0. If they want to keep away from fragmentation, then version number should be the same/similar to prevent confusion since Ice Cream Sandwich is for both phones and tablets.
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Do we know for sure Ice Cream Sandwich will be tablet as well?

The naming scheme between the tablet and the phone systems seems different (I don't consider Honeycomb a dessert, I guess)...
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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.
I also thought of that at first, but then both sites call their sources as completely legit. Also in the rumor mill is that someone with the ICS build on the Nexus S will release a ROM dump on XDA by tomorrow. Will check it out on this as well.



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What about hardware acceleration like iOS and WP7?
Since most of the changes as seen on the leaked shots are purely cosmetic, we don't know what's really under the hood of ICS. Notice in the photos that the build is still running Linux kernel 2.6.x, when ICS is supposed to run kernel version 3.x - this is a really early version as far as I can tell.

But I put my faith in Google putting HW acceleration on Ice Cream Sandwich. They themselves have stated that ICS will feature better optimization back in Google I/O 2011 conference.
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What about hardware acceleration like iOS and WP7?
Since honeycomb has it, and this is the next version, I'd say yes. In fact, I'd imagine they would improve the already pretty good acceleration in honeycomb to competitor levels.

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I'm betting they will both be jumped up to 4.0. If they want to keep away from fragmentation, then version number should be the same/similar to prevent confusion since Ice Cream Sandwich is for both phones and tablets.
This doesn't seem to be a major tablet release, so they get a .x update. 3.3.
For phones, this is huge. They get a full x update. 3.3.
They both are on 3.3, and it stays representative of what it is for each platform. My theory at least. As long as it's not 2.4/4.0 at the same time for different devices :/

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Do we know for sure Ice Cream Sandwich will be tablet as well?

The naming scheme between the tablet and the phone systems seems different (I don't consider Honeycomb a desert, I guess)...
Yes, we know. In fact, iirc a ridiculously early build of ICS was shown off at Google I/O on the XOOM?

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I also thought of that at first, but then both sites call their sources as completely legit. Also in the rumor mill is that someone with the ICS build on the Nexus S will release a ROM dump on XDA by tomorrow. Will check it out on this as well.
Too often these legit sources are BS. Sad but true. If the rom dump happens, and it truly is ICS (ie it can run 3.0+ apps) then I will start to believe
    
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What about hardware acceleration like iOS and WP7?
That's already in Honeycomb.
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That's already in Honeycomb.
Yeah, Google just needs to iron out the quirks on HC, then port it over perfectly for phones on ICS. Better multicore support would also be welcome, considering the new wave of tablets will feature Tegra 3 quad-core SoC's. The Nexus prime won't probably sport T3 though, probably the rumored Krait-based Snapdragon dual-core processor.
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woohooo I love nexus s upgrade is coming soon hehehe.
 
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Yeah, Google just needs to iron out the quirks on HC, then port it over perfectly for phones on ICS. Better multicore support would also be welcome, considering the new wave of tablets will feature Tegra 3 quad-core SoC's. The Nexus prime won't probably sport T3 though, probably the rumored Krait-based Snapdragon dual-core processor.
It was pretty much confirmed to be an OMAP 4
    
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It was pretty much confirmed to be an OMAP 4
The OMAP 4460, is it?
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