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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

  • 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

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  • 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. 

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  • 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!


    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… :)..

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  • 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


  • Bioniccommando4231

    God damn!

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  • 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.