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Ice Cream Sandwich Features Likely to be Detailed along with Samsung Nexus Oct. 18

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    According to this latest report from PhoneArena, all signs point to Samsung and Google announcing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and the next Nexus device tomorrow, October 18th, at the AsiaD: AllThings Digital conference. Several features of the new ICS have been leaked or revealed and here is a compilation of some of them:
    • The aesthetics of the Android 4.0 OS have been changed to be more minimalist and to better differentiate from other operating systems, like iOS, etc.
    • Furthermore, a couple of icon features have been brought forward from Honeycomb, like the three virtual navigation buttons, and the visual multitasking.
    • ICS also iw working toward ending fragmentation and will become a single stop for both tablets and smartphones, with Google promising to release the source code.
    • Google has also promised regular updates and a unification of its update policy.
    • They will also introduce several Honeycomb-only features to phones including USB hub, that basically allows you to connect any peripheral device like keyboards and mice.
    • Google will release new APIs to devs, and will have some fancy new features like face recognition in the works.
    • Google Music has been altered, hinting at a potential Google suite of apps (Maps, Gmail, Latitude, etc.).
    Google is calling this their “most ambitious release to date.” It's so close now you can almost start holding your breath! (Not really... don't want any of you folks passing out, unless its from excitement.) The above video is a repost of the Google ICS statue arrival. It seemed appropriate...

    Source: GalaxyForums.net via PhoneArena
    Last edited: Oct 17, 2011
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    This is the longest day. Ever. :biggrin:
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    Can't wait for tomorrow
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    naw its still a 24 hour day last I checked. Plus it will go through our usual progression of excitement, purchase it, hate it, then hype beast for the next device.
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    haha yeah but its just like watching the pot that never boils. i cant wait though
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    I'm not sure... the announcement isn't until tomorrow night... I think tomorrow might be the longest day ever.... that or the four and a half hours between 2:30PM (Razr) and 7PM (Nexus) is going to be filled with a surprise Vigor/ReZound announcement that blows our minds and make the day fly by.
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    True, always look at the positives
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    Wow, it's a great week to be a pseudo-nerd!!
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    I thought the nexus release will be at 10AM HKT or 10PM EST?

    EDIT: im an idiot...i keep forgetting not everyone in the US is living in EST lol enjoy that west coast weather...
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    Good catch, I posted the Pacific time for the Nexus and the Eastern time for the Razr...should have just stuck to my own time zone (central)... so it will actually be a seven and a half hour gap...

    EDIT because of your EDIT: Looks like we both made mistakes then haha
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    lol u actually worried me...if it was at 730EST i wouldnt have been able to watch it!
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    Sorry about that!!

    To clear it up, the Razr event is 24 hours from right now....

    14:30 Eastern
    13:30 Central
    12:30 Mountain
    11:30 Pacific


    The Nexus Event is:

    22:00 Easten
    21:00 Central
    20:00 Mountain
    19:00 Pacific

    Note: I can't speak for Arizona, because I can't keep up with them and their crazy non-daylight savings time rules hahaha
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    I know the Google/Samsung event will be streamed live on Youtube, but where can we view the unveiling on the Razr?
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    They might have it here, but I doubt it.
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    Cant wait for a device to be announced that you already know is coming? ;)
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    Yeah something like that haha....i think I'm more worried that VZW is going to pull some crap and not give us a vanilla ICS device, although all signs seem to point that we're going to get one.
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    So, tomorrow night are we all going to sit around bored, and rumor new devices? ;)
    Might be kinda boring once I actually go buy a new phone! :p
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    It will still be interesting to follow the new tech, we just might not be checking for updates every 45 seconds...
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    Do we have a link yet?
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    agreed, plus there is always people wanting to upgrade for their ne2....the prime will be hard to beat atleast for the next 6 months though, do to it being a nexus phone( especially if it has the samsung processor). If it doesnt, I see myself going for the rezound(depending). I really want a phone with a gyro for gaming.
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