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Garemlin
05-10-2011, 08:09 PM
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Not that this comes as a surprise to anyone, but the Google team announced today that the next edition of Android will indeed be called Ice Cream Sandwich. No word on what the numbering scheme may be, but the excitement here is really the fact that they are working towards having an operating system that works on any device, no matter what the size or form factor. In fact, they kept using the phrase “one OS everywhere” throughout much of today’s opening I/O sessions.



Essentially what we’ll see when this is released some time around Q4 of this year, is Honeycomb that’s made for phones too. Well, that’s not totally correct. We’ll see a lot of the fun new features from Honeycomb ported over to ICS including the new holographic UI, launcher, and widgets, so that you can enjoy everything from the tablet experience on smaller devices as well.



Oh, they also gave us the fancy new logo/mascot which you can see in the photo above.





Source: DroidLife (http://www.droid-life.com/)

hlaalu
05-10-2011, 08:43 PM
I wish they would name the updates after something cool rather than treats.

fezrock
05-10-2011, 09:13 PM
Nice that they're doing something about OS fragmentation.
Anyway... here's a boot logo if you like our future mascot.
http://db.tt/KGnARGu

Everything seems so clear viewed thru the Blu-haze!

ashpdwinDX
05-10-2011, 09:41 PM
That's pretty cool, wonder when/if we'll get it for our X's

rudyy
05-10-2011, 09:43 PM
fez, thanks for the link. installed.

McFlurry
05-10-2011, 11:35 PM
well each update is a treat:)

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kmudd3
05-11-2011, 12:13 AM
That's pretty cool, wonder when/if we'll get it for our X's

Supposedly any phone released in the last 18 months from the release date will get updated....I doubt it, but we'll see

Jrod301
05-11-2011, 12:20 AM
I live it, gingerbread isn't even out and "officially" yet, and we're already wondering if we'll get ice cream on our Xs...gotta love technology :)

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kennydied23
05-11-2011, 01:03 AM
Supposedly any phone released in the last 18 months from the release date will get updated....I doubt it, but we'll see

I think you mean newer phones will possibly get updates for 18 months.

Konceptz804
05-11-2011, 08:53 AM
Hopes but doubt this makes it to the X, also Ice Cream is based off of Honeycomb....:big smile:

Willup
05-11-2011, 09:24 AM
I wish they would name the updates after something cool rather than treats.
Agreed lol,

Future conversation:
Me: Have u tried the new carrot cake?
Friend: From where?
Me: Android... duhhhh
Friend: What the hell are you talking about!?
Me: Its really tasty makes the OS run so fast
Friend: ok im done talking to you.

kradebaugh
05-11-2011, 09:28 AM
Agreed lol,

Future conversation:
Me: Have u tried the new carrot cake?
Friend: From where?
Me: Android... duhhhh
Friend: What the hell are you talking about!?
Me: Its really tasty makes the OS run so fast
Friend: ok im done talking to you.

Haha I can see that happening

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jerofld
05-11-2011, 09:32 AM
They can try to solve fragmentation all they want...it's up to the manufacturers and carriers if the updates get applied to the end user or not.

Usquanigo
05-12-2011, 08:31 PM
So I assume Jello is next? Or maybe Joffa Cake? hehe What can they do for K?

Asharad
05-12-2011, 08:37 PM
So I assume Jello is next? Or maybe Joffa Cake? hehe What can they do for K?

Krispy Kreme. But they can't use a trademark.

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Usquanigo
05-12-2011, 08:43 PM
Krispy Kreme. But they can't use a trademark.

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Yeah, plus I'm sure they'd want to stick to GOOD things anyway. :wink: ("America runs on Dunkin'" :big smile:)

Smittys
05-12-2011, 08:47 PM
Google needs to unify all Android devices under 1 uniform OS. This will make Android 30x greater than iOS.

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Xponentially Better
05-12-2011, 08:49 PM
Haha I can see that happening

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I cant... Carrot cake starts with a "C". That means it would have come out a long time ago and "carrot cake" would be old, moldy, and repulsive by now.

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Leach19m
05-12-2011, 08:58 PM
I hope they also remove manufacturers ability to take a dump all over their handywork in the future OS versions

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Asharad
05-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Dunkin Those things are nasty. KK FTW

Usquanigo
05-12-2011, 09:14 PM
Those things are nasty. KK FTW

Yeah, KK is all flash and no substance. Heated glazed just doesn't do it. Hence why I'll ALWAYS favor DD, everythign they have smashes KK to bits, plus their plain are hands downt he best ever. :smile:

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. hehe

Asharad
05-12-2011, 09:26 PM
It's a southern thing.

dljdx
05-12-2011, 09:44 PM
Krispy Kreme is the poo!

Danny's self themed Droid X rooted running Apex at a smokin 1.3ghz. good batt life too...

Asharad
05-12-2011, 10:00 PM
Too many yankees on here

didiwags
05-14-2011, 11:40 AM
haha my hubby said the next one should have been cookies & cream.... since it is a blend of Os's!!

oh and I am in MN and before KK left it was awesome. I do not do DD!!!

Basis
05-14-2011, 11:48 AM
Agreed lol,

Future conversation:
Me: Have u tried the new carrot cake?
Friend: From where?
Me: Android... duhhhh
Friend: What the hell are you talking about!?
Me: Its really tasty makes the OS run so fast
Friend: ok im done talking to you.

I have these types of conversations with " regular" android users all the time. Lol

I use my X on a daily "BASIS"

mandog202
05-15-2011, 04:01 PM
So I assume Jello is next? Or maybe Joffa Cake? hehe What can they do for K?

i see J as being Jelly Bean or Jelly donut. haven't got a clue for k

zoe
05-15-2011, 04:31 PM
by the time we get to 'w' they should consider weightloss

ereh seog erutangis

supaman1106
05-16-2011, 03:30 PM
well each update is a treat:)

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Except we dont ever get the treats. Its like a going to a candy store and only getting to window shop. I WANT GINGERBREAD ... cant wait for ice cream sandwich though. Doubt DX will get it

ashpdwinDX
05-16-2011, 06:21 PM
Except we dont ever get the treats. Its like a going to a candy store and only getting to window shop. I WANT GINGERBREAD ... cant wait for ice cream sandwich though. Doubt DX will get it

Well if Motorola ever decides to finally unlock our bootloaders we're deffinetely going to see some form of it. Not to mention the other tons and tons of rom's and devs that are gonna come to the X. Really hoping for unlocked bootloaders soon :D

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skooter16
05-16-2011, 07:29 PM
I dislike ice cream sandwiches. I can't wait for juicyfruit to come out. At least that's what they should use for j.

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Usquanigo
05-18-2011, 08:42 AM
Too many yankees on here

Ha! Normally I would agree with you there! :smile:

I may live in PA, but I was born south of the Mason-Dixon, and prefer almost everything about the south. And ex of mine who is from GA told her yankee hatin' parents that I was basically a southerner and they had nothing to worry about. lol

This must be the only way I'm not (other than geographically, of course lol).

Usquanigo
05-18-2011, 08:42 AM
I dislike ice cream sandwiches. I can't wait for juicyfruit to come out. At least that's what they should use for j.

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Ice Cream Sandwiches rock! :smile:

But Juicyfruit is a brand name too, so that won't work.

evolume
05-18-2011, 01:55 PM
Yeah, KK is all flash and no substance. Heated glazed just doesn't do it. Hence why I'll ALWAYS favor DD, everythign they have smashes KK to bits, plus their plain are hands downt he best ever. :smile:

I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one. hehe

Naw.. TOP POT

But you gotta be in Seattle (or Bellevue)