It was only a matter of time before someone jumped on eBay to buy a phone only to find that it came pre-loaded with the latest and for-the-most part unseen version of Android aka Ice Cream Sandwich. The Nexus S pictured above and on video below was just released over at Engadget, giving us a fabulous look at Android 4.0 and all of its cyan-greenish tints, Honeycomb lock screen, recently used app scroller, and more.
Some things we noticed right off the bat:
- Lock screen lets you jump into the phone or straight to the camera – Apple kang, hah.
- What is that Google Apps icon? A shortcut to all things Google.
- Dock has 4 standard apps – will assume they are interchangeable.
- Notification bar has a quick settings button – hoping for easy wifi/bluetooth toggles.
- App drawer is horizontal just like Honeycomb.
- Widget previews in there as well.
- Long press on Home gives you recently used app menu from HC. Looks great on a phone.
- Settings menu has been broken up into sections.
- Pressing Menu at home only had 3 options, one being wallpaper.
- Seriously, Cyanogen needs to be paid for this color scheme. 🙂