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Leaked: First Shots Of Ice Cream Sandwich?

Our good friends over at Android Police, and Rootz Wiki have the first shots of Ice Cream Sandwich, running on a Nexus S. Before anyone gets curious, we are assuming that the Android developers over at Google do not have the mass produced hardware to test ICS yet, so we are hoping that they are just testing this on a Nexus device. 

Whether they are real or not, have an open mind and try to get excited for some Ice Cream. Android Police has full confidence in their source, so let’s get pumped that someone at Google loves blogs enough to leak it. So what do you all think? Real? Themed, and build.prop edited?

Full ICS Gallery:

Via: Android Police, Rootz Wiki

Cheers Birdman!

  • Guest

    Each picture has a lot of stuff redacted, even the icons on the 4th picture.  Seriously?  Redacting icons?

    Thanks for wasting my time.

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  • This is an obvious fake. For starters, the android version field is used to display platform version number, not its code name. It’s also using an obviously non-google theme, and the kernel is way behind AOSP.

  • Rain_king46

    Does it really even matter what it looks like? I mean we will all have it themed and ROMd etc by the end of the first day anyway. What really matters to me is how it performs.  I also think its redic that ICS is almost out and we still dont have an official build of Gingerbread for the Thunberbolt. Good thing that the ROM devs know what they are doing cuz HTC is clearly confused. lol

  • Finger

    And wouldn’t the “Android Version” read “3.5” or “4.0”, not “IceCreamSandwich”? I think that’s particularly telling that this is fake.

  • Finger

    Ugh, I hope not. I like the current launcher better. This just looks like those awful developer UIs.

  • Anonymous

    I really hope that Google decides to do a pilot program with the nexus prime devices. And I hope they send me one like they did the Cr-48.  A boy can dream. 

  • RoK

    This build was done by someone who drinks Soju, nice! I want

  • Anonymous

    well someone is getting fired! 

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  • Anonymous

    Shouldn’t it say the number of the android version and not “IceCreamSandwich”?

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  • Cant wait for this to drop on my nexus s 4g!!!   All we need is another update to Google Music and we will be R O L L I N G.  To all the peeps complaining that their device doesnt get updated in time – STOP BUYING NON STOCK ANDROID PHONES!  Send a message to these manufacturers that we want our updates and we want them NOW!  We dont care about friendstream and Vcast and Nascar Crapps!   Stop the bloatware!  Give us the cloud!

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  • Anonymous

    If it’s real …Ice cream SUCKwich …its all “blacked out” I hope this is fake too, I’d like the newest version of android to be better than a themed gb! I’m not buying into the hype, still waiting… -1

  • Someguy

    Full Disclosure: I copied and combined these arguments from comments on androidcentral

    Most likely is a Fake.

    -Honeycomb uses a much newer kernel build, 2.6.36, and ICS was allegedly supposed to use 3.0.

    -Phone icon taken directly from froyo

    -Android version is supposed to say the version number, you cant always say they havent decided a number yet because even during the nexus S gingerbread leaks and previous leaks they always showed the Number, never the name.

    -This has a teal blue theme rather than the dark blue colors of Honeycomb

    -App tray should be semi-transparent

    -Shouldnt the clock have an LED font?

    – That power control widget has been removed ever since Honeycomb

    -the power widget doesn’t use the blue of everything else; it’s inexplicably green.

  • Anonymous

    The launcher looks pretty cool will be interesting to see what that final option is with the circle around the calendar, email, and camera. In the third picture.

    • Anonymous

      I wonder if that’s the “Multitasking” icon like the one in Honeycomb.

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  • Anonymous

    I call shens since that says ICS instead of a version number.

  • This looks fake to me, however it make give a glimpse into what Ice Cream Sandwich will look like on older devices that still have buttons at the bottom, considering that ICS isnt going to use physical buttons

    • Thats not true….Hardware buttons are supported in ICS and companies have the choice to use them or not

  • Larry Jr. Lima

    I’ll believe it when I see a giant ice cream sandwich statue outside Bldg 44 in Googleplex.. or a youtube video of it.

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  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna call bullshit on this one. First off when have you ever seen a device list the actual codename for the release under Android Release? Yes we’re not sure what the version number will be but I’m sure Google knows. Secondly it looks way too much like Froyo and Gingerbread (granted it’s still in testing), Google even said it themselves that it was going to be different and would be more like Honeycomb.

  • Scea67

    Fake photo

  • tanknspank

    I swear, the people in here are truly never happy.

    These are real. https://twitter.com/#!/TeamAndIRC/status/101773149472956417

    That alone should be enough for most of you.

    Here are some other things about ICS too that we can most likely take to truth. http://deck.ly/~UBgmU

  • Djstar2k2

    I just hope that’s not the dock cuz it looks too much like touchwiz

  • And the teasing begins

  • Cwzrd23

    Looks great I really wish it had those virtual buttons like honeycomb :/ i hope that is the new app switcher looks really cool

  • Interesting. That 3rd gallery shot almost looks a bit like WebOS (not a good thing for me).

  • Anonymous

    Looks real cool so far. I can’t wait til it comes out. I think it will be for dual core phones only though.

    • They’ve already said that phones that can run gingerbread will be able to run ICS (thankfully). Plus the Nexus S is only single core.

      • Anonymous

        OH Thank God, I have allot of friends that would have been pissed, Thanks for that info I’ll pass it along…

        • Glad I could help. Hopefully we’ll get this tasty goodness before too long.

  • Anonymous

    first of all it shows the wrong kernel.  common knowledge is 3.0 and it has been available for almost 2 weeks.

  • Anonymous

    I think it looks sick

  • Anybody else see the transparent search bar on the 3rd screen shot. looks slick

  • kore

    looks like cm7 and launcher pro with crystal theme

  • El El Kool J

    Man… someone had a lot of nude pictures on that phone… censored on every screenie… 😛

  • Isn’t the “Android Version” listed as a number? example: 2.3.3

  • Anonymous

    Looks like a cyanogenmod theme to me.

  • Looks like CM7 with Honeybread theme with a changed build.prop. Look at the CM7 power control widget.

    • Anonymous

      There looks like some honycomb mixed in there.

    • Jonhdoe

      that power widget is standard in any android build -___-

  • digsoreos

    I hope Google hires someone from the Motoblur design team. [Psych.]

  • your serious? lol those pics are so ridic. 

  • Alan Paone

    Definitely fake, The launcher looks too hideous to be matias duarte’s work. and the notification bar reaches out of the screen. The phone looks stretched out too

  • This is still early-ish development, I’m pretty sure. Don’t draw too many conclusions about look and feel quite yet.

  • James Jun

    If this is what Ice Cream Sandwich looks like at the end, I will thoroughly disappointed. 

  • Anonymous

    What’s new with ICS?

  • FortitudineVincimus

    wow… what a compelling set of photos


  • Coaster36

    I thought ICS wasnt going to have buttons. Like honeycomb. Wasnt ICS supposed to be an OS that works on tablets AND phones. 

    I call fake

    • So the phones out that already have buttons can never possibly be updated to ICS because they have buttons? That doesn’t make sense. They may not need buttons but it will definitely still be able to use buttons.

      • blakjakdavy

        I think if a device has hardware buttons, the software buttons will be hidden. Makes sense since ICS is meant to adapt to whatever platform it finds itself on.

    • This is on a Nexus S. They aren’t going to go completely away from buttons or else it will just fragment Android even more. Old devices wouldn’t be able to get upgraded. I’m sure the Nexus Prime might not have buttons, but they have to keep compatibility with older devices too.

      • Alan Paone

        Matias duarte said that honeycomb and ICS were abotu expanding the reach of android, they’re makign hardware buttons optional. not mandatory in either dirrection. Buttons/No Buttons won’t cause fragmentation in any case. That’d be ridiculous.

        • What Alan said and black man x confirmed that hardware buttons are optional

      • Anonymous

        the buttons will just be part of the screen. thats all that changes. not the buttons function.

    • Farva0412

      seeing that it works on I quote you ” tablets AND phones”  i say it will support no buttons AND buttons.  ANd plus to all saying its fake and looks bad it just a test version. 

  • digsoreos

    By the time any of the current devices get Ice Cream Sandwich, it will be melting.

    • Jeremy Gentry

      but still good enough to eat! even if it spilled on the ground! 😛

    • palomosan

      Unless you’re rooted, which I am, so I’ll be tasting that sucker before it melts.

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    • John

      sad how true that is. it’ll be rolling to other phones other than the prime sometime around the next version releases

  • Trooper

    Looks fake.

  • I am not sure I approve of the use of black bars. I think they should make them some sort of gradient at least.

    • Jeremy Gentry

      don’t like black bars? theme it! thats why you are an android user right? customization! thats the beauty of android, unlike certain phones of a fruity variety…

      • Was referencing the redaction. 🙂 Made it hard to really get a feel for what it looked like there was so much of it.

        • Anonymous

          phew! I like’d your comment above and assumed you were talking about redaction and then read the post below it and though you were actually talking about the notification bar, since I love it being black.

  • Kevin

    Wait, since when does “Android Version” state the codename? IIRC, it’s usually just a numeric entry there. Seems like a build.prop edit to me. I’m calling fake.

    • They probably aren’t sure if they are going to use 3.3 or 4.0 yet, so they just put the codename for now.

      • Anonymous

        i HIGHLY doubt that, why would they call it 3.x  when it’s a huge change to the code? 

    • Anonymous

      That was the main thing that screamed “fake!” to me. It’s generally assumed that ICS will be 4.0 since it will be a huge change to the code, not just a minor update like GB was to Froyo, with this being the case why would they call it 3.x? Versioning notation is usually  MajorNumber dot Minor Number (dot Minor Update)

  • Looks like CM7 with the Cyan theme.

  • Looks like CM7 with the Cyan theme.

  • Looks like themed gingerbread, with a new launcher. I still want it though.

  • Anonymous

    meh, I thought it was going to be more different. I hope this is fake.

    • Anonymous

      its in testing….what were you hoping for?

      • Something that looks a little less like CM7 😛

        • Jeremy Gentry

          looks like the idea for a shop button spilled over from honeycomb if you look at the 4th picture you will see it on the top right 🙂

          • Anonymous

            Thats just the new market. My untouched thunderbolt has that. I’m betting these are not real.

          • tanknspank

            They are from the same source that released the first Gingerbread pictures that everyone claimed were fake, yet turned out to be the real deal. I would put money on these being real.

          • Jeremy Gentry

            no i was speaking of the shop button in the apps drawer, there is no way your untouched thunderbolt has a market link on the top right of your screen above the app drawer 

          • Anonymous

            My stock Droid 3 does.

        • Anonymous

          It ever occur that the Google devs think that the CM crew are getting things right and thus they’re taking those things and incorporating it into ICS? I’m pretty sure theyve done it before.

        • Anonymous

          Ah yes i see…its seems things are switching from green to blue…i dont know how i feel about that yet

          • Yeah, I’m not really feeling the blue, but then green is my favorite color.

        • Anonymous

          I wish I could hit “like” more than once on this post. Good job! IMO CM7 is a broken p.o.s. …for the DX anyway

  • Anonymous

    Fake. dont post fakes. i can change what mine says too. want more fake pics?

  • Anonymous

    Not too impressed with what I’ve seen so far. Doesn’t look like much more than a themed gingerbread.

    • DroidzFX

      YEah you can tell a lot from that picture

  • Cali408

    Can they get rid of that blue color? the green like on gingerbread it was more unique.

  • Anonymous

    Doesn’t show enough of it to get excited or make an epinion on it.

  • I’m excited, with 512mb of RAM on the Nexus S, that means that my device (D3) should be able to run this puppy just fine!!!

  • Therobotcow

    can’t wait till this get’s ported over to cm7 🙂

  • Interstellarmind

    seems doctored. the word “sandwich” doesn’t line up with the bottom of the screen. that is, it doesnt’ follow a true perspective stretch.

    …i’m still excited for ICS (in the htc vigor), though!!!

    • Anonymous

      What does it matter when HTC will just bloat it up with sense?

      • Anonymous

        Lmao, McClane, resident Moto Fanboy.

        • Anonymous

          Nope, I’m no fanboy. Just doing a little trolling to all the trolls who constantly trash Moto.

          • Anonymous

            Lmao, McClane your the best man. The combination of your begrudged honedty and J. McClane picture makes me laugh everytime. I picture the real McClane settling down with some Chamomile and making a conscious effort to “get a little trolling in before bed. ” So funny…

          • Anonymous

            What?  I like a little chamomile while I’m cleaning my gun.

  • Nope.

  • Damn now I want an ice cream sandwich

    • Anonymous

      I’d like Gbread on my freakin D2 first. Moto sucks. Somehow they can consistently launch a phone with the latest and greatest OS, but they’re worthless when it comes to updating.

  • Skeptical.

  • Skeptical.