Larry Page: “You Won’t Believe What We Managed To Get Done In This Release" (ICS)

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    The folks over at Droid-Life just heard that during Google's Q3 earnings call, Larry Page said "You Won’t Believe What We Managed To Get Done In This Release." in reference to Ice Cream Sandwich. Now I was saying before that I think Android has taken over Apple as the new leader of innovation that the rest of the world will follow and I think this hints at that a little more. Who knows what else is in store with ICS but apparently, it's pretty big if Larry Page had that to say about it.

    Via Droid-Life
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    The anticipation builds....
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    This got me really excited. We all knew this was going to be a big release for phones and tablets but this seems huge. Like I said, I think Google is now starting to lead the innovation aspect and the rest of the world will follow (Apple, Blackberry, Microsoft).
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    Well, from what I'm hearing about Siri, Google needs to to stay on its game because Siri sounds like it could threaten Google's near monopoly on search, at least on smartphones (well, only about 25% of them I suppose).

    This sounds exciting though. The hardware acceleration alone is going to be something. I'm way past ready to upgrade. With GB it's just become services constantly restarting and my widgets are breaking or not updating as a result (which is kind of a big deal for my email widget and calendar widgets).
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    Finally the built in transporter we have all been waiting for.......
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    More hype, I love it!!
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    A battery that lasts a whole day!
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    I agree with the hype. But any claims that Google is giving Apple a run for their money need to adequately address the latest bit of not-so-pretty insider Google news:

    Steve Yegge Google Platform Rant Highlights

    EDIT: I just realized a quick read on my comment could be construed as Google+ = Android. Of course not, that's dumb. However, a closer read of Yegge's "rant" reveals some important insights about Google's product development culture -- his viewpoint is not complimentary, and if accurate raises some serious concerns.

    -Matt
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    Supposedly they overhauled the speech-to-text thingy, too. I'm anxious to see what that does combined with all that horsepower under the hood.
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    Larry's statement has gotten me more hype than any of the other articles I've read today!!! I'm really trying to talk myself down here, but I'm so anxious now!! I'm gonna have to make sure to watch the unveiling next week!
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    I can't wait to get my hands on an ICS device.
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    I am anxiously awaiting the first Liquid ICS rom for my Tbolt.

    Or a BAMF one.

    I am hoping it makes the phone even better than it already is (I love my tbolt)



    Unless I have jumped over to a Vigor by then!
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    Any word on if ICS 4.0 will have any hardware acceleration? Who cares if its 1 Ghz or 1.5 dual ghz if it doesn't have the hardware acceleration. That is what will make it as smooth as you know what.
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    Saying this after the 4s...has to be something superior. Otherwise they would look dumb

    Maybe something new, or something better than what already exists..much better
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    Don't put to much stock in that. Apple unveiling new features months or years after Android had it never stopped Apple from coming off like they invented it.

    There's a lot I'm looking forward to in ICS, but I'm looking forward to a new phone even more.
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    Maybe this is backwards reasoning, but I'm actually pretty curious to see how ICS works on *older* devices, especially single-core with less memory. I think the promise of "one OS, many devices" is the most intriguing part of ICS. If they can really pull that off, and we finally stop hearing the dreaded "f" word (fragmentation, e.g., Yes, Android Fragmentation Is Still A Huge Problem. This Chart Proves It - Business Insider) -- that would be pretty impressive.

    Of course, the cooler thing is how it works on the latest and greatest hardware (Transformer 2 quad-core?).

    -Matt
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    Maybe. I tend to think that's just more about being one OS for tablets and smartphones, PERHAPS something like the Chromebook or whatever you call their netbook. I'd be shocked if it came to the Droid, officially, or can even be rom'd - never really understood why the Droid released with a measley 256mg of ram.
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    Yeah, I wonder the same thing. Do you remember how someone found out that the GB UI was "hidden" in HC?

    Honeycomb has a little bit of Gingerbread buried deep inside | Android and Me

    Makes it seem like -- at least for graphical features -- there was a simple device check and then toggle for whichever features match the device. I'd be really disappointed if that were the development strategy for ICS. But in order for it to work well on devices like the Droid there has to be some kind of device check. It also begs the question of "minimum hardware/specs". I think it's an interesting question, but I don't see ICS working for every Android phone owner (not to mention that even if it *did* work, lord knows most carriers would NEVER actually release it for older phones).

    -Matt
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    Hopefully we'll be able to see it on non Nexus Phones before June 2012.