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Live Blog: Galaxy Nexus / Ice Cream Sandwich Event

It’s time to see what is new in the world of Android. Samsung and Google are about to drop Ice Cream Sandwich and the Galaxy Nexus on our laps – are you ready for them? Live blog is rolling after the break with the DL crew. Be sure to watch the event live with us though at Youtube.com/Android. ¬†

Comments are still open down below as always, but we also have this platform up so that we can easily share pics, instant thoughts, etc. as the show rolls on live. You can send comments through it as well, but we can only approve the really good stuff. ūüôā

  • IphoneFamily

    Really? Looks like the iPhone works to me. The Nexus didn’t work too
    well with ICS during the event. Kinda funny. So you choose a buggy OS
    phone over one that works? I’ve got a broken car you might be interested
    in.

  • david cunningham

    So wow! Thank you google for making one heck of an upgrade to Android. One feature that I am extremely happy to see is the ability to customize the dock, I always hated that the stock android launcher didn’t have this feature, and thats just the tip of the ice berg. Holy cow the camera is amazingly fast! I was blown away with all the sweet new features that have been added into Ice Cream Sandwich. I would love to get the Galaxy Nexus, but don’t know that I will have the funds. I just hope¬†Google¬†decides to release the source soon so cyanogenmod can get to work on cm9 immediately. ūüôā

  • Joshua

    My OG DROID had an unfortunate accident almost a month ago, and is barely¬†functional. I’ve been holding out my upgrade for this phone since then. This phone will make going without a phone for a month¬†DEFINITELY worth it!

  • Anonymous

    Seriously this looks like nothing that root doesn’t already have. This is a pile of crap to me.

    • Underwhelmed also. Big deal. Tap to share, not going to use. Live panaorama-ok, might use, Google +? Nope, Face recognition-takes too long. Big deal.

      • Anonymous

        Thank you. I am glad some people agree with me on this.

    • Anonymous

      Root makes your phone thinner? Root adds NFC? Wow! I gotta get me some of that root.

      • Anonymous

        The Verizon Nexus will not be thin. ICS doesn’t make the phone thin¬†either. The Razr will be thinner than Nex and has 4g. And why does everyone care¬†about¬†NFC really.

        • Anonymous

          I thought we were talking about hardware which is why I was puzzled as to how root changes that. The title is Galaxy Nexus – not ICS – my bad.

  • shdowman

    Very nice indeed.

    I am hugely disappointed in the camera (yes, I have seen sample shots and they are kinda crappy). I use the phone camera quite a bit and this does not look well. Perhaps a software update will adjust it…

    I have been searching, but can’t find confirmation on an SD card slot or not. Looks like the back will come off, but, no one has mentioned it. Assuming it won’t have one though as is standard with Nexus phones.

    First version, some slight lag here and there. Google needs to hire some better programmers to release a new version that is smooth and lag free. Lag should be unacceptable on a phone with these specs and the 4th major overhaul of Android.

    Just my 2 cents though.

    All in all, I still can’t wait for it and if the leaked date is true, Nov 10th can’t get here soon enough.

  • Anonymous

    All I can say is Motorola better get busy putting ICS on the Bionic and RAZR… I’m definitely going to use the ‘block background data’ feature on the Verizon crapware.

  • WOW, seriously forget the razor, nevermind every smartphone on the market right now, THIS THING IS A BEAST!

  • Kierra

    Razr has a  bigger batter I think its a 1800. 

    • J Dub

      RAZR’s battery is bigger by like 30 mAh. Nexus = 1750. RAZR = 1780.

  • Shane Girodat

    The only thing that may keep me waiting for the HTC Rezound is the lack of a microSD on the Nexus. Sense be damned.

  • NexusDuh

    I think ICS will end all “skins”

    • J Dub

      No. HTC has already released a statement. They mention Sense in it already.

  • Anonymous

    The phone itself didn’t seem revolutionary. But the fact that it’s already on ICS is huge. Who knows when Moto will update the razr to ICS, and worse yet, how will the ruin it in the process.

    • Kierra

      Faster than htc, or sammy 

  • Anonymous

    ufil.ms/a6LX7

  • where’s the battery cover opening, the sd card slot, the HDMI-out, etc?

  • Anonymous

    Exactly my thought. And that’s a good thing.

  • liked the RAZR promo more actually, they made the phone just seem cooler…plus they spent more time on the build quality. ¬†I’d rather have 4.0 but the way they tweaked all the cloud stuff for moto idk…the phone looks more unique too…this looked like a giant continuum with no ticker…idk..besides some of the specs i think the RAZR is just more fun…freakin KEVLAR man!

  • Anonymous

    Honestly, I thought that  was pretty amazing.

  • Anonymous

    Biggest question…will it be unlocked on Verizon?? With what they said about the RAZOR and Verizon not wanting it unlocked,that worries me a great deal!

    • No, quit asking. IT will not be unlocked.

  • Nex

    What are the chances this comes out on Verizon UNLOCKED without all that Vcast garbage 

  • Vince Lewis

    I love how every time I post a criticism about android I’m labeled an iphone user. I have a freaking OG morons. Am I not aloud to express my dissatisfaction? really??? you guys are all delusional—yes I want an iphone now—ICS is nothing special—sorry it just isn’t! Reality check—-from and android user signing off and soon to be all over IOS5

    • icu

      Thank god.¬† Go talk to Siri…

    • I am an OG droid owner also.¬† I was hoping for a homerun as well.¬† After Apple dropped the ball with 4S, I thought Google would pick it up and score big.¬† I am less than impressed right now.¬†¬† I will still get this phone because the 4S just sucks.¬†¬† Maybe my expectations are too high.¬†

      4G LTE and SAMOLED+ HD are the two main points for this phone.  Everything else is ho hum, run of the mill.

  • Anonymous

    I would buy this. Samsung made some of the best stuff on the iPhone which goes to reason that this phone will rock. So it will be purchased.

  • Anonymous

    I have a question. Wasn’t ICS supposed to some how unify Android better? Did I miss any details on this? I hope I did bc that was the big thing about this release. I guess I’m just wishing we could all update to ICS without the middle men (Carriers!) involved. Some day we will hopefully look back and think, why were we all using different versions of Android? Maybe.

    • J Dub

      Unify the tablet with the phone. Then when you pick up either an Android phone or tablet you will know how to use either one because they will have the same OS.

  • Kierra

    I really wanted the voice recognition to be improved, instead of a face unlock. I think Google has really awesome ideas but they are left unpolished alot of the time. 

    • Nex

      I agree there are things left unpolished, but this looks pretty good.  I cant say i use voice recognition all that much outside of texting.

    • shdowman

      Because most everything they do is Beta. It’s good, if they really sunk more development $$ at it to really tighten and smooth things up, it could be phenomenal.

    • J Dub

      Google has already came out and said they didn’t get quite as much done as they had liked in this release.

  • Kierra

    Seriously nothing BIG happened, a nice phone nonetheless. Nothing ground breaking and thats fine. 

  • Usually, with phone unveilings (Google and Apple), I’ll have one or two “wow” moments. ¬†With this one, it was, Wow awesome videos and camera, Wow, love the new people app, Wow, love the redesign, Wow, love the side swipe gesture, Wow, NFC sharing is awesome, Wow, Facial recognition!, Wow, super fast photo taking, Wow, awesome screen. ¬†I’m in love. ¬†My Droid 3 might already be getting a new home in my fiance’s purse, hello Galaxy Nexus!¬†

    • bigrob60

      Seriously. I was waiting for clapping like every 2 mins. I started clapping on my own. 

  • Vince Lewis

    Fail. Nothing of worth added in ICS. You guys are delusional and I’m definitely considering a switch.

    • icu

      lol get lost moron.¬† By “switch” you mean sticking with the apple 4s you’re salty about buying.

      • Vince Lewis

        facial recognition….useless..and didn’t even work
        voice recognition sucks
        I’ve had a droid for three years now and all google ever does is….well nothing…boring!

  • Anonymous

    Am at work, youtube doesn’t work on the computers here. Was a release date and price announced?

    • Anonymous

      nope.. only said it’ll be in November.. no word on price either.. even though I think unoffficially we know what they are.¬†

    • Nex

      they just mentioned November, but not specific dates or prices unless i missed it

  • Hollywoodmanly

    So what about Verizon? An official announcement on the date coming from them later? Because I don’t trust them right now…

  • Anonymous

    here is a check with my name on it. Write down any number on this piece of paper and I will pay it

    • Granted

      I work for Google, if you’ll gladly make that check out to Guy Who Indulges In A Morons Money.¬†

  • Heresteve2

    I am surprised there is no Siri type application here. That is the one feature of the Iphone that I really would like to see. I know we already have voice commands, but Siri is much better in my opinion. It recognizes geo based commands which none of the android apps I’ve seen can do.¬†

  • js

    The phone is decent but it’s all about the OS!

  • Anonymous

    did anyone else notice that they said the HSPA+ version will be 8.94mm thick? that means to me that the LTE version we all want will be thicker…just something to think about….still getting it no mater what!!!!!

  • Tysoncrosby21

    Im laughing at those people saying “none of these features seem to out there to run on my_____”. Keep in mind there are 4G phones still on FROYO!!! It will be 4-6 months before another device can handle ICS, do you realize the HUGE leap this os makes from gb to ICS…. It’ll take a lot for Samsung/htc/Motorola to skin ICS to their liking and for carriers to give it the ok.

  • Galaxy Nexus….get in my pocket

  • Marvin de Pano

    Salt levels at some Apple sites are already high.

  • Anonymous

    did I miss something or did they leave out the details of the physical camera? All I heard was 5mp and that it’s good in low light.

    • That’s about all we know. ¬†Cool thing is that today Canon also released a low 18 megapixel camera to kill the Nikon 36 megapixel camera for their 7,000 dollar top of the line professional camera that as a result of the low megapixels attributes to awesome low light performance and more clear pictures.

  • They did mention that the HSPA+ version is¬†8.94 mm thick, So what about the LTE version? hope It wont be any thicker…

    • Anonymous

      i just made a post about this…i think it DOES mean it will be thicker…why else would they say it like that

      • JD

        Any word on the thickness of the LTE version?

  • Anonymous

    Wow, my decision on my next phone just got that much harder…..Motorola Droid RAZR or the new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. ¬†Don’t have to make a decision until Dec but man it’s gonna be tough. ¬†

    • Some Random Dude

       i dont think thats a hard decision lol

  • Kianjudah

    Im not sure what people are saying that they are disappointed about. I hooe they mean the feed quality. Cuz if you’re disappointed over the phone and/or ICS then you’re just dumb. Seriously. If so, just switch to another platform.

    • Jarred Sutherland

      I think it looked pretty good, I will have to test it out before I make a final decision. However, the camera app was ugly. The soft buttons also look like a three year old drew them in a few seconds. 

    • Kierra

      dang, i dont think it was that impressive. Sorry I dont group think. I really like the android platform ,but the fanboyism that we’re expected to show is annoying.

      Calm down its a phone

    • Anonymous

      I really didn’t get much of the phone presentation compared to the information earlier today.¬† Based on what I saw, The Razr has the edge.

  • Anonymous

    When can we expect an announcement from Verizon?????????

  • Anonymous

    We are totally blowing these comments up right now!

  • Brent Cooper8

    Video quality horrible but definately next phone!!! Hello long wait till Christmas…

  • Anonymous

    kind of disappointed about details on the phone itself

  • Some Random Dude

    Nexus-Life?

    • nexus on the brain

      nexus dash life dot com!!!!!!!!!!

  • ~dArK.AnGeL

    UNLESS THAT RAZR’s GOT GLOBAL CAPABILITIES…. THE NEXUS IS MY NEXT PHONE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Did you guys feel a bit worried that the word Verizon didn’t come up?

  • Tom

    This is officially my next phone… If Verizon screws this up… its OVER!

  • Kierra

    This camera will probably be way better than the Razr. 

  • Znibbor

    No release date? No mention of a verizon partnership? I’m concerned.¬†

    • js

      The presentation was only about Android, Samsung, and google+

      • Anonymous

        agree….Not a lot of details with the phone

  • Anonymous

    IM GETTING THIS PHONE

  • SleekDX

    Was it just me or did anyone else notice the crowd to damn quite for such renouncement. Still think this event should have been here in the US.

  • Joshua Vario

    I swear if they don’t release this until the end of November I’m gonna be irate!¬†

  • Holy Crap, I did not see have that coming….my mouth won’t stop watering now….

    • Bionic

      my penis wont stop shooting

      • Granted

        Then you need to take it out of your boyfriend’s anus, and stop thinking about Chaz Bono naked. Have you had no sex education training in school?

  • SH

    I will pay full retail…. epic phone!

  • Anonymous

    looks like a mix of wm7, webos and honeycomb

  • Anh

    Thank you Droid Life! ūüôā

  • Kierra

    A better phone will be out soon…

    • Bionic

      LOL, yup.  The GS3

    • hkklife

      I damn sure hope a better one is out soon!  Two near-misses here in one day.

      What’s wrong with the Droid RAZR:

      -Enough with the 4.3″ screens, Moto.¬† That is soooo 2010 and qHD is soooo 2011. 4.5″ (or better) and 720p or bust, Moto!
      -No removable battery
      -Gingerbread, locked bootloader, and Blur

      What’s wrong with the GNex:

      -No expandable storage
      -No HDMI out
      -Likely poor battery life
      -GPU is likely underpowered for gaming on the 720p resolution screen

    • Kianjudah

      Always.

  • Djstar2k2

    damn i love it.  i think im gonna sell out for a none keyboard android shoot got 1 month till contract over with vrz.  maybe a kb version will drop.  hopefully holiday bogo and ill get 2 phones

    • Anonymous

      you should be eligible for an upgrade if you are in the last week.. so your timing will be just right

  • Zebra

    Can’t wait to see how Moto¬†botches¬†ICS with Blur…

    • Anonymous

      It seems there wouldn’t be any need for Blur anymore.

      • Anonymous

        that would be a logical step.¬† i’m pretty sure motorola will miss that

  • ICS looks amazing! I was glad to see that the phone wasn’t huge,smart move making the bezel smaller so the phones not to big. Over all ,great job by Samsung and Google!!

  • Anonymous

    That camera is awesome. ¬†I can’t believe it can take such great pictures that fast even in that low-light environment. ¬†It’s going to be fantastic in the day time.

  • Anonymous

    I am so excited now. Did you guys see when they were demoing the contacts app how they used the swipe left and right action. That reminded me of windows phone 7 in a way. Which I like and am happy to see more left to right. My mind is blowing up now.

  • J Dub

    ICS looks sick. This is def. my next phone. Droid RAZR can suck it. I really like the NFC focus and the camera app. Looking forward to see seamless integration with my phone and my ICS tablet. Maybe I am just an Android Fanboy but this is what a next step in an OS is about. Gingerbread is old news when you talk about ICS. 

  • NoMentionOfVZ

    Verizon????

  • Anthony Lamberto

    cant wait for ICS on my Droid Bionic and Asus Transformer ūüôā im sure at least the bionic will get it in a few months… maybe transformer later? haha

  • Boston

    i feel like by the time i have an upgrade in january from my tbolt something else will be out. i really hope not. 

  • Jack Monkey

    Does anyone know of a place to view a recording of the ICS broadcast? I only caught the last few minutes. Thanks!

    • compchick813

      I’m curious as well.

  • Anonymous

    So Razr, Sense, Moto Blur… all got stabbed in the heart…

  • so is this sucker a world phone or not. they arent clear …. meaning will the verizon LTE versioni also sport GSM ¬†for use in europe?

  • phoenix3265

    Is it just me or is it a big mix of Sense and Windows Phone UI? not that that’s a bad thing, I love it. I thought I would go Vigor because of Sense, but ICS got me sold!!

  • Stephen

    looks like the HSPA version will be thinner than the LTE version ūüôĀ ¬†Otherwise — ICS and this phone is AMAZING

    • Madcow06

      Yea, I don’t like how he only mentioned the thinness for the HSPA version.

  • Anonymous

    google… pleeeezee. here take my money NOW!!

  • bigrob60

    Now how do I put my phone on silent if swiping left brings me to the camera?

    • Ahsan

      You can probably change around what that left slide opens.

      • bigrob60

        I hope so because I didn’t even see silent mode when he was unlocking it.

  • Ahsan

    Android Beam will be so useful. Suck on this, Apple.

  • neilkr

    will it be SWYPE-ready?

  • joshua weissman

    Hopefully Bionic sees this update in the near future 

  • Rashad Gattis

    I have a droid bionic for sale…I’m buying this straight out regardless and would like some money to buy some shoes afterwards…

    • Anonymous

      I’m in the same boat.

  • Bionic

    Anyone else need to borrow my girlfriend’s D size boobs to empty their blue balls onto? ¬†ICS rules

  • Anonymous

    The Galaxy Nexus gave me a woody!…after the annoucment I just watched of the Galaxy Nexus and ICS I had a full on whole body Orgasm!!!…the Galaxy Nexus is MINE!!!

  • Anonymous

    Blown. A. Way!

  • I can’t wait to put 4.0 on my Xoom!

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see an i*hone do all of this.¬† Game Changer

  • Kierra

    Was it really that awesome? Does it have hdmi? I trying to see how this is miles ahead of the droid razr without tinkering with the innards(which I dont do)? Looks like a choice of preferences.

  • SDK Just went live

  • Anonymous

    Unbelievably Awesome!  I am very pleased with what I just watched!

  • Anonymous

    damn!… I gotta have this one NOW!!! I couldn’t wait for the presentation to finish so that I can jump up and down in excitement!

  • But does Android Beam only work on 4.0 android device? Or does it work across platform (e.g. 4.0 with 2.3)?

    • Ahsan

      4.0 only. I think.

  • Otsrocks

    wow! ics is a true makeover!! kinda like lp+ and cyanogen meets a whole new interface!!

  • SjB

    somebody quick…i need a sock.

    • Granted

      And another clothing item is raped in the land of “What does Vagina Mean?”

  • Anonymous

    Oh my goodness that was so awesome!

  • MOTOX

    Damit… the one thing i just wanted extra was something like siri…just to improve the voice and they didn’t…. ugh…maybe android 4.5… ūüôĀ Its cool and ill get the galaxy nexus but i thought they might just improve on it because it could use some work since it was first debuted…¬†

    • Igotgame

      Well they did show that it updates real time as you talk…no more recording and translating..did you see that?

    • Anonymous

      they mentioned two significant improvements … instant transcription and continued listening while you pause.

      • MOTOX

        yea…but the thing i like about siri is it can talk back to you…like so do you want to cancell all appointments… etc… just some fine touches, but of course im sticking with android and this or the vigor… maybe the vigor could have ics? lol… it has the same screen res… :)..

  • Anonymous

    I’M FREAKIN OUT MAN!…THATS RIGHT…YOU ARE FREAKIN OUT…………….MAN

  • Zach

    Looks Awesome

  • Machineheadg2r

    can i dl this phat beat off google music

  • Android69

    Can’t wait until November!!!

  • SugaShane

    Does someone have a towel? 

    • Bionic

      i used my girlfriend’s boobs

      • Anonymous

        you getting off, bro?

        • Bionic

          Yeah dude, she’s topless. so why not cover them?

      • Granted

        That is mean and funny to call the slow man that lives near you, your girlfriend’s boobs.

        • Bionic

          LOL, no dude. She’s a real girl with real boobs

      • Puck!

        I used your girlfriend’s boobs, too!

        • Bionic

          LOL, good dude. How did you like them? She said you didnt cover them as much as I did, i drink a lot of water, LOL

  • Um……amazing???

  • Billy Jenkins

    Am I the only one who doesn’t care that much about the galaxy Nexus? All I want is Ice Cream Sandwich

    • Bionic

      im with you

      • Anonymous

        Well your name explains your reasoning. 

  • bigrob60

    Completely Epic phone & OS. I don’t think¬†I’ll even wait for Kellex to get his hands on it first before I order it. :]

  • AndroidWarhol

    Razr your fifteen minutes of fame is up!

  • Yezzir

    Ice Cream Sandwich= iOS 5/Windows/WebOS mashup…

    • Bionic

      fail

  • Bioniccommando4231

    God damn!

  • Liz

    I WANT IT NOW

  • eazy

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jarred Sutherland

    So I think this might have just renewed my faith in Android. However, the camera app is butt ugly. 

  • Kianjudah

    That was awesome! Need. That. Phone. 

  • Vel

    WHAT DAY IS THIS COMING OUT SO GOOGLE CAN SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY?!

  • Dream

    Screw the Razor ICS Rules 

  • Anonymous

    MIND = BLOWN

    ICS really hit it out of the park!!! Galaxy Nexus, here I come!!!

  • Ahsan

    So is it plastic?

  • Loquera

    GIVE ME NOWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • trumpet444

    Will the mainstream media outlets be crapping their pants over the features in 4.0 like they did over ios5?

    • SjB

      probably not, because soccer moms won’t be buying it.

    • Al Heasley

      nope, apple has them brain washed into thinking their istone is the most magical device ever created.

  • Ahsan

    Ship world wide?

  • Bionic

    I dont wanna touch my phone with another male phone.  

  • Ahsan

    The Nexus actually looks really nice.

  • Anonymous

    blows my mind.  that phone is gorgeous

  • Ahsan

    NFC is amazing

  • Anonymous

    wow they’re going head to head with the carriers with that crap.¬† you know that’ll be removed before it hits consumers.¬† they need that $2 or whatever it is per month for visual voicemail

    • Bionic

      yeah iphone has it for free but if i want it on my bionic i gotta pay 3 bucks

      • Anonymous

        that’s the one thing i really miss from owning an iphone.¬† that was very nice and convenient.¬† the F if i’m going to pay verizon $3 or whatever it is per month for it knowing it’s free for iphone people.

        • Anonymous

          Just use google voice? That’s what everyone else is doing.¬†

    • Eddie

       google voice gives you free vvm with transcription!

  • Droid Razr what?

  • Bionic

    All Hail skynet

  • icu

    Wow Matias is a freaking genius…this looks gorgeous

  • Bionic

    ewwww, screw the tiles.  windows phones suck

    • Anonymous

      thank god i’m not alone.¬† they’re hideous

  • Machineheadg2r

    my next phone

  • Corthney

    im sold on faster camera lol. just need to verify front camera and hdmi port!

    • Anonymous

      don’t forget removable battery and unloackable bootloader (it has to be said, it’s vzw)

  • Ahsan

    After seeing this, FORGET THE RAZR.

    • Anonymous

      Ha… NOT EVEN CLOSE

    • bigrob60

      I won’t even use my shaving razor ’till this come out. Just to prove how amazing this is going to be.

    • letsmotor

      A bit off topic but has there been any mention of the droid razr being upgraded to ice cream?

  • Collin

    Can anyone post a link to the actual video? It’s not showing up for me on the channel page. >.<

  • Mojo Filter

    I want to filter OUT the hipsters!

  • Bionic

    I dont like that photos automatically upload to G+.  wast of data

    • LiterofCola

      it’s a setting that you can toggle

    • Anonymous

      ? Then don’t use that feature.

  • Anonymous

    Finally! Zoom during Video!

  • Bionic

    oh my god, panorama shots?   fkin A give me ICS nowwwwww

  • Anonymous

    Love the new photo gallery!

  • Ahsan

    Fast camera.

  • Anonymous

    wow suck it iphone users.  camera looks awesome

    • Bionic

      I wonder if it will vastly improve out camera once bionic gets the ICS update?

      • Anonymous

        now that would be incredible.¬† i wonder if it is software or hardware that’s the problem with the bionic?

        • Bionic

          prolly a little of both.  but mostly software

  • Bionic

    Holy crap i envy that camera.  the bionic camera is soooooo slow to shutter

  • Anonymous

    Ok. I’m sold. ICS has a ton of great additions!

  • Anonymous

    I could care less about this phone I just want ICS

    • Bionic

      same here

  • Kierra

    So the face unlock thing doesnt work right? I probably wont be using much of it but still wish it was smooth. 

    • Bionic

      im sure it will be debugged

  • Anonymous

    i really think i may be selling my bionic next month… shit

    • Bionic

      im happy with my bionic.  even if i wanted to sell it I could only get 200-300 for it.  Retail for this phone will be 600 probably

      • Anonymous

        i know.¬† it’s going to be a horribly irresponsible financial move.¬† but i want it.¬† as long as they don’t come back with that locked bootloader crap

        • Bionic

          im sure it will prolly be unlocked.  Besides im sure ICS will come to Bionic next year 

          • Anonymous

            next summer.. maybe

          • Bionic

            summer?  why so long?  I was thinking early next year

          • Anonymous

            i’m playing the pessimistic motorola user haha

      • Anonymous

        my friend pointed this out at work today though (he’s an android geek too):
        http://www.gazelle.com..
        looks legit.. said i could get $297 for a bionic in perfect condition.  figure you could probably get $300-$400 on ebay at least at that point..

        • Bionic

          big maybe.  dont matter, im keeping mine.  like i said, im confident bionic will get ICS

          • Anonymous

            me too.  just a matter of how slaughtered it is by the time moto/vzw is done with it

          • Kierra

            moto is good with updates. It will get it probably after the nexus series. 

          • Bionic

            especially considering google owns them now

          • Anonymous

            let’s hope google keeps them on a leash!¬† it’d be awesome if they became google’s pet manufacturer.

            imagine every presentation like this started with andy rubin leading sanja on a leash hahahaha

          • Kierra

            Feb?

    • Billy Jenkins

      lmao. I could’ve told you this would happen 2 months ago when the Bionic was released

  • The video just went to HD

  • Atkinste000

    im going crazy its so awsome

  • Billy Jenkins

    I want to see face unlock work by the end of the night

  • Supersailorearth

    So far I have yet to see a feature that shouldnt (theorhetically) work on my Thunderbolt.

    • Billy Jenkins

      True. I can’t wait until they either release an official ICS update for thunderbolt or someone from xda releases an ICS rom for thunderbolt

  • Alexander

    Supreme fail with the face recognition. 

  • Some Random Dude

    Im in love ūüôā

  • Slythefox13

    LOL face unlock bombed

  • Anonymous

    ouch face unlock fail

  • Bionic

    Ok this phone knows your face?  ICS = Skynet

    • Anonymous

      this is how skynet finds john connor

      • Bionic

        LOL

      • Granted

        I’ve already found John Conner, he it’s setting lobsters free in a supermarket, instead of acting in a decent movie.

  • o WOW!! Face LOCK

  • NICE

  • Bionic

    I really hope Bionic gets ICS sometime early next year

  • Loquera

    Droid RAZR who?????  THIS 5H!T is AWESOMEEEEEEEEE   

  • Tyrian

    I feel that Google has taken everything our beloved developers have created and incorporated it as their own

    • Bionic

      smart business

    • Billy Jenkins

      nothing wrong with that. Now there might not be any reason to download another home replacement and waste memory. Now all the popular features will be built into the OS

  • Al Heasley

    Does the suit come with the phone?

  • Anonymous

    this is sweet.  i hope this kills manufacturer skins!

  • Billy Jenkins

    is everything he is talking about now part of icecream sandwich? like the ICS update will have scrollable widgets and resizeable widgets on every phone that has the update?

  • roboto????

  • Corthney

    that suit is TERRIBLE lol

    • Billy Jenkins

      that suit is gangster. makes him look like a boss

  • Corthney

    hdmi port? front camera? battery life?

    • Anonymous

      They did leave a bit out lol, I mean I was amazed at some of the new things, Android beam especially, but the core features weren’t talked about much.¬† They didn’t even mention or show the LTE device.¬†

  • compchick813

    Why wouldn’t people love Android??

  • Vaporware

    Lol @ hyper skin. Sounds like the name you would find on a box of condoms. 

    • Bionic

      LOL

    • Anonymous

      LOL You never know what your going to get in a box of condoms lol!!! lol

  • icu

    whatcha know about dat hyperskin son?

  • pete

    this Buckingham guy is a freaking boss period

  • Al Heasley

    Overclocked to 1.?????

  • Ricklopez

    Any one want to buy a used Droid Bionic, and yeah bro I’m mad!!

    • Billy Jenkins

      I’m not mad bro. because I didn’t buy the overrated Bionic that was delayed many times

    • Bionic

      im not mad

  • Clara

    direct link for the event?

  • Supersailorearth

    Its not as good a presentation as Apple… *waits to be shot*

    • Sp4rxx

      BANG

  • Anonymous

    Watching from Google tv

    /geek

  • Yutubba

    Not hating or anything, but it’s clear that the Galaxy Nexus is the most overrated Android phone yet.

    • Bionic

      why is that?

    • Granted

      No it’s not, you’re thinking of the the phone that will be announced before the Galaxy comes out, and all the people who swear their life to it, jump shIp and pretend they never liked it, and thought of it sexually, so they can start humping their next instant gratification desire.

  • a42ozslushie

    Is anyone elses quality really crappy?

    • Anonymous

      it was unwatchable on my tablet (probably cuz flash 11 and honeycomb dont seem to mesh right yet) but on my pc it seemed fine.

  • bigrob60

    Black sweater, jeans, glasses, balding. Is Andy Rubin trying to replace someone I wonder?

  • Anonymous

    Who is Andy Lubin?? lol

    • Android69

      That’s his porno name

  • Anonymous

    andy lubin haha.

  • icu

    WE LOVE YOU ANDY

  • The One

    Kellex,

    Can you just tell me one thing? Is this phone made up of the same cheap Fisher Price plastic of the other Galaxy phones, or is it of higher quality like Apple, Motorola, and HTC devices?

  • Billy Jenkins

    I have to poop but I will not leave the computer until this event is over.

    • Anonymous

      should have gotten a diaper, or sit on the pooper with your phone. get it together ūüėÄ

  • Ray

    can we get someone that speaks english please and thank you

  • Anonymous

    iceh creamuh eh-sandweech

    • Best. Comment. Ever.¬†

    • Anonymous

      epic win. 

  • Loquera

    It’s presentations like this that make me miss steve jobs.. ¬† translator please!!

  • Rickysiebold

    watching on my revue and the quality is terrible. 

  • Anonymous

    Damn, I should have stayed at home, my girl friends internet sucks

  • Anonymous

    did they get motorola for that background screen? got enough pentile?

  • icu

    KIM TIT-US HAHAHAHAHA

  • Madcow06

    please wow me

  • Anonymous

    they should have started the ice cream truck song before they walked out.

  • Anonymous

    The video quality on the youtube android page is horrible!

    • J Dub

      Im glad I wasn’t the only one. I thought it was just the connection I was on. I am not at home where we have 12 mbps down. Probably more like 3 mbps where I am.¬†

      • Jarred Sutherland

        It was crap for me, I don’t think it had anything to do with connection speed. I am on a 30/5 pipe and it looked like a pixelated turd.

        • bigrob60

          Dido. 

    • Anonymous

      looks like the pixellated screen was taking up too much bandwidth.

      • Peter Kelly

        It was a PenTile screen

        • EC8CH

          hilarious right there

    • palomosan

      Who cares, ICS rocks, finally some nice transitions on my freaking Android phone.

  • HERE WE GO

  • icu

    OMG OMG OMG OMG ITS STARTTTTTTINGGG

  • Loquera

    OMG OMG OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Atkinste000

    where is it

  • Chongo2515

    STEVE JOBS IS TURNING IN HIS GRAVE

  • Billy Jenkins

    Am I allowed to eat an apple while I watch this?

  • Anonymous
    • Anonymous

      I just shot myself. 

  • Rickysiebold

    please verizon…. just one for us and then go do what you want… thanks.¬†

  • jose cardona

    I have never been so excited over an inanimate object my whole life. My GF is in the living room mad cause I won’t spend time with her but I don’t care. Tonight, it’s all Nexus and ICS!!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      whip out a bs chick flick. put her in the other room. give her an ICS so she feels better. ūüėÄ

  • Anonymous

    I keep refreshing the live stream page… AHHHH

  • Anonymous

    I have a good feeling, but suddenly I am scared I will be disappointed… ūüôĀ

  • James Adam

    You would think facial recognition for unlock would have become standard after FFC’s. Figures Android would implement and innovate this. Iphone users would probably break their screens looking into it.

  • Michael Allis

    SUUUUPER PUMPED!

  • Flip74k

    Does it start @ 7

  • Alexander

    Am I the only one who actually bought an ice cream sandwich to celebrate the event?

    • Anonymous

      I have more in my van if you want some… /pedophile

    • Anonymous

      Nope I have some.

    • bigrob60

      I had an ice cream cone. Don’t like ice cream¬†sandwiches.¬†

  • Ray

    popcorn check icecream sandwhich check 

  • LiterofCola

    Google, take anything you want, just give me this phone

    • Some Random Dude

      even your virginity?!

      • LiterofCola

        If I still had it, then yes, I’d give them that

        • Billy Jenkins

          Even your future child’s virginity?

      • Granted

        Hahahahahahaaaaaa! Another bright light shines in the land of tardopolus.

  • I’m excited.

  • Alexander

    This better not disappoint!

    • This will not disappoint.

      • Anonymous

        im dissapointed

        • Tyrian

          as am i so far…

        • phoenix3265

          u disappointed bro?

        • bigrob60

          How?

      • Anonymous

        This did not disappoint.

    • Bewara2009

      This will disappoint ,¬†there’s¬†always something that lets us down¬†

    • palomosan

      It didn’t, Android just raised the bar.

    • Anonymous

      It did not disappoint, Ice Cream Sandwich is amazing and so is the Galaxy Nexus!  Awesome!

  • Anonymous

    So plastic back most likely?  Not terribly mad, but aluminum would have been nice.

    • cookiees

      I’m really hoping out of some miracle its not, but it looks like it. I hate how the build quality of android phones in general and others feel like toys compared to the i*hone. Hopefully this phone doesn’t feel cheap.

      • Rheno

        Watch the iPhone vs GS2 drop test video on http://an.droid-life.com and you might change your mind about which phone is built more like a toy.

    • tjmonkey15

      I was hoping for the rubbery/soft-touch/matte back.  Ah well.

      • compchick813

        There’s always the Rezound/Vigor. ūüôā

  • Anonymous

    I’m so Happy!