It looks like the cat is about to scratch its way out of the bag sooner than we have expected.
Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest OS update from the Android line is set to hit the market anytime in October or November as executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, accidentally drop the news in a recent Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco.
“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,” Schmidt noted.
Ice Cream Sandwich, dubbed as Android 4.0, will be the most advance OS from Google. Its interface will bring the best of Tablets and Mobile Phones to Android user in different carriers or manufacturers. These include Holographic user interface, multitasking capabilities, and richer widgets. Furthermore it will solve fragmentation issues in the adaption and usability of the different Android devices (which means that synchronization will be much easier). Plus, it has a USB support.
It is also expected to have notable features; starting with its own facial recognition and overhaulded user interface that includes a new app launcher. Aside from the new tab browsing and multi-tasking panel, it’ll have the fastest ever OS updates due to numerous partnership of Google (e.g. Samsung, HTC, Motorolla, etc.) which unifies easy OS updates of all the Android users (including older models).
The release of the Ice Cream Sandwich signals the coming of the Google Nexus Prime, the most exciting Android Phone to date.