The debut handsets running the Ice Cream Sandwich iteration of Google’s Android operating system may land as early as October, Boy Genius Report claims.
According to a source familiar to the search giant’s plans, Ice Cream Sandwich, designed to bridge the gap between Gingerbread and the tablet-optimised Honeycomb, is reportedly being readied for an early release to challenge the iPhone 5.
It will be the biggest revamp of the platform yet and eliminate the need for physical buttons to allow manufacturers more room for avant-garde handset designs.
And if the intel pans out to be true, we wouldn’t bet against the first handset running the new OS being Google’s Nexus threequel, aka the Nexus Prime. Although it’s still strictly speculation, it's almost certain that remit for the next-gen Nexus's design will likely again fall on Samsung’s shoulders, considering it did such a stellar job with the Nexus S.
Stay tuned for more gen on Ice Cream Sandwich when we have it.
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