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Eric Schmidt: Ice Cream Sandwich Coming in October or November

We already knew that Ice Cream Sandwich would be released some time in Q4 of this year after seeing it announced at Google I/O, but Eric Schmidt just helped narrow the time frame for us to salivate through.  During a sit-down at Salesforce.com’s Dreamforce conference, Schmidt was going through a brief history of Android and then let it slip that the current plan is for ICS (rumored to be Android 4.0) to debut in October/November:

We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.

Fast forward to the 30:00 mark to catch his quick quote.  

So what does that mean for the next Nexus device?  Well, if we look back at history (excluding the XOOM), a device running the newest version of Android usually ships within a month of that version’s release.  If ICS debuts at the end of October or early November, then I’d say we are looking at a Thanksgiving or early December release for the Nexus Prime.  Hello X-mas present?

Via:  Android and Me

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