Nexus S Purchased on eBay Gives Us a 2-Minute Ice Cream Sandwich Preview (Video)

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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. 🙂

Via:  Engadget



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