Google to Introduce Ice Cream Sandwich Devices

android-v-iphoneSeems like there is a pro foodie behind Google who names Android operating systems.

Now after Gingerbread, new Android OS is expected to hit market in this October named – The Ice Cream Sandwich.

Moreover it is said that with the launch of its next-gen Android OS (version 4.0) Google will also roll out a new smartphone from its Nexus series. As we didn’t hear anything from Google after it introduced The Royal Droid – Nexus S.

This time seems like company has planned to compete with Apple since iPhone 5 with iOS5 is expected to hit markets in the first week of October.

At the moment Google is taking smartphones and tablets separately with Gingerbread for smartphones and Honeycomb for tablets. With the launch of Ice Cream Sandwich, Google will unify both platforms thereby smartphones will be able to incorporate many features of honeycomb.

UPDATE:

Android Police and Rootzwiki have shown some pictures of leaked ICE running on Nexus S.


  • Junaid

    Interesting names they have got.. lolz

  • Asif

    Google is mad. they have been working on a useless OS which is bad in graphics and looks very outdated like Symbian. Soon people will be fed up of Android as well.

    I prefer iOS and WP7, which are way better in look/feel and functionality. [though WP7 lacks Applications/Games availbility but once it gets enough numbers, it will be the best].

  • RoadFixi

    iOS always better relating to its performance on hardware as well as applications. Android is not optimized specially for the devices on which its available and because of this it lakes performance. Apple has optimized iOS only for iDevices. I dont know why Ahsan javed keep posting about Android only. I guess he would be using an Android phone.

    • Ahsan Javed’s Android phone cannot deny the reality of iDevices :-) I personally prefer iOS but here the thing is we keep our readers updated about Google, as Apple slightly goes out of our niche.

      Hope you got my point.

      • Asif

        Ahsan: I do agree with you…

        However just a question: Why do you think Android OS is bit more popular with Youth in Pakistan than any other OS. Is that because of Feature rich (availability of lots of apps) or does the OS interface attracts people ?

        I mean accept for fact that, No of Apps for Android are huge in numbers, what other things are that are making people buy Androids especially in country like Pakistan, more most of youth is WASTED in all this SOCIAL NETWORKING / Late Night calling habits.

        • I think because of the fact that iDevices are not officially launched here and we have seen cellular companies promoting Android devices, alot.

          You must have seen alot of releases from cellular companies in this regard whereas becuase of legal issues, iPhones never showed up like this.

          Moreover Android phones provide you wide range of variety depending upon your needs and requirements, specifically cost. You can have an Android device in 11K (IDEOS) at one end while SGS II at the other. Whereas in case of iPhones, a 3GS is a 3GS you are not going to find an alternative at affordable price, forget about iPhone 4 as it is surely out of range for many.

          Bro this is solely my opinion, there must be some other factors as well.

          • yasir latif

            Yes i do agree with u man, Apple iOS is not accessible for everyone and its stock and applications are limited. I like new one BADA OS by Samsung and Android of-course… :D

          • Shahid Saleem

            — You must have seen alot of releases from cellular companies in this regard whereas becuase of legal issues

            Never seen one, what legal issues?

            • Bro you didn’t copy full line, legal issues with iPhones. You can launch android devices e.g HTC in collaboration with Beightex is distributing Android devices.

              But Apple won’t allow that, right?

              • Asif

                Yes Ahsan, great answer.

                Unless iphone or an alternative phone with competitive features is available in affordable price.

                Windows Phone 7 will hopefully throw in some cheap budget (high end) handsets. HTC is already selling for Rs.33000-34000 (HTC HD 7).

                And in future, i hope to see better handsets as soon Nokia enters in WP7 market.

                I wish microsoft success because competition is always good for customers. The more the competition, the more the price cuts.

              • Shahid Saleem

                — Bro you didn’t copy full line, legal issues with iPhones.

                Well, yes, that was my question: what legal issues with iPhones?

                — You can launch android devices e.g HTC in collaboration with Beightex is distributing Android devices. But Apple won’t allow that, right?

                Okay, but please explain: how is that a legal issue? And where are the releases?

  • Its funny like hell the way new products are assigned food / common names.

  • NeMeSYZ

    Been waiting for this, hope its avaialble for other devices like gs2 soon.

    For those iOS fans thrashing android:
    iOS is only for those who prefer to be bossed around about what they can and cant install on their phones.
    I have used both and I feel alot more freedom with android, other than software your also free to choose the hardware as android is available on various different phones not just just one.

    Obviously you could jailbreak iOS which I had when I had it, but i just didnt feel comfortable that I cant do anything without modifying the orignal thing.

    Ive used 3 high end android phones since then and never felt the need to root it once, ofcourse you can root it to get control of some lower level stuff but I just didnt feel it was necessary.

    So basically apple is cool for those with this cousin im the states having this “cool” iphone/ipad, or to those who dont really do much with their phones or need much choice. But for tech users and most youth iOS will not live up to their expectations, theyll just enjoy it in thr initial stages while there is this “cool” factor when showing off to their mates (cause of the hype)

    • TPSstar

      “but i just didnt feel comfortable that I cant do anything without modifying the orignal thing”
      How much you modified? :D Obviously you are modifying because you allowed to do so by fair or unfair means your device have the functionality to be modified, beyond this why don’t you look at the cydia apps which show how much developments have been made for the iPhone and developers love to develop. Here comes the biggest problem of a developer for android. In case of android developer just get confused that which hardware profile should he target for developing his app. Let suppose he chose a device to target, but how many people would have it. But for iOS he has to target only 1 or 2 devices being used by billions of the people around the world and definitely easy to sale it. Reading your comments its clear that you don’t know what does it mean by the bugs and crashes of an OS :)

      • NeMeSYZ

        What are you on about mate? You are NOT allowed to jailbreak or root your phone, it voids your warranty.
        But still its not that I have a prob with modifying, its just that you ariund 60k for something and you cant even use it the way you want without modifications.
        Oh and im a programmer so I know alot more about bugs and crashes then you may think.
        And personally Ill chose to code in java(android) over obj-C anytime.

        • I think this will help both of you, though I am neutral here. =D

          http://www.techwisp.com/2011/06/16/the-difference-between-android-and-iphone/

          • TPsstar

            “you ariund 60k for something and you cant even use it the way you want without modifications”
            For such people this video was also played during an apple event…
            http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKIcaejkpD4

            Ohh! you was a programmer?.. really? OMG XD

            • TPsstar

              @Ahsan
              And iPhone can do everything that you cant even expect from a mobile. Accessing PCs, Satellite positioning, accessing Satellite receivers, WEP cracking, Emulator games, Multiplayer Gaming, Photoshopping (Adobe portable for iPhone), productivity, development. And every app that you’ll run will never crash beside this Cydia has even more..Because its not just the phone its iPhone :)

              • Like I said, I personally like iPhone, but the features you are describing here can also be performed on an Android device.

                If someone asks me why you preffer iPhone over Android, I would say:

                – easy to use
                – sensitive touch
                – backed by Apple
                – Cydia
                – Others I don’t remember at the moment =D

                But surely Android has its own feature and I am not saying that iPhone rules and Android sucks! For me its iPhone, for others its Android.

                Though I have used both and as per experience, I prefer iPhone, though I am on Android at the moment. =P

                • TPsstar

                  “can also be performed on an Android device”
                  I knew..thats why i mentioned every app that you’ll run will never crash. Samsung glaxy tab crashes on many apps. The biggest disadvantage of open source. See iOS is not an open source but still numbered 3 million apps. i use iOS, i saw crashing apps on Android..i’ll never leave iOS and go for android just because i don’t have Android, but by the fact that i’ve used iOS and experienced its stability and performance.

                  • TPsstar

                    I mentioned those features in reply of your given link which did not serve the purpose. You gave the link showing iPhone couldn’t do any thing and regarding my mentions you yourself replied that these things can performed by Android. So you accepted the fact that iPhone could do X ;)

                  • Agreed as far as app crashing is considered.

                    But bro, we, at least I, cannot draw a line – judgemental statement that iPhone is better than Android.

                    I will again say, for you it is iPhone, for others it is Android.

                  • Shahid Saleem

                    — Samsung glaxy tab crashes on many apps. The biggest disadvantage of open source.

                    Open source has NOTHING to do with it. If the apps work on other android devices and crash on some tablets or on just Galaxy tab then open source obviously is not the fault.

                    Do you blame open source when Firefox crashes with too many tabs, or Chrome? They are also open source or based on open source but I guess I have never heard anyone blame open source for their flaws.

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      Also do note that APPS crashing is not the same as OPERATING SYSTEM (Android) crashing. over 99% apps are not open source.

                      If a desktop application crashes, do you blame gcc for being open source?

                    • TPsstar

                      Its not the problem with the any 3rd party app, it android happens with their native apps too. Everybody will blame the Android not the device or app. If you compare apple here, they did not even approve a buggy app for the Appstore. Their OS use less resources of device and runs perfectly.

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      — Its not the problem with the any 3rd party app, it android happens with their native apps too.

                      Okay, but how is it the fault of Open Source? It’s not, in any way.

                      If you want to argue about open source, then remember this: a lot of the tools used to build iOS apps are actually FREE. Maybe you cannot download the source code to iOS, but a lot of it (TCP/IP stack, some libraries to handle jpeg and png images, parts of iOS kernel, etc) are same as open source versions. Just their license allows Apple to redistribute without giving away source code.

                      — If you compare apple here, they did not even approve a buggy app for the Appstore.

                      Sir that is False. I myself have used apps that crash randomly AND I know developers locally who have written apps but forgot to test some things and had app crashes. I have even seen their feedback in iTunes connect.

                      For example, the Facebook app (MAJOR NAME, NOT SMALL COMPANY APP) updated a few months ago on my wife’s iPod Touch and would crash on startup. It was like this for several months and several updates before it started working again.

                      It happens. It is less likely on Apple because there are only a handful of devices (iPhone 2, 3, 3g, 4, various iPod Touch models, iPad/iPad 2) compared with over 50 Android variations, but it happens none the less.

                • NeMeSYZ

                  Used to love the iphone myself, but the more i used android the better it looked.
                  And my personal Opinion is Android will overtake iOS or i think it has already in mobile phones, not sure.

                  Iphone Vs Android is similar to MAC vs Windows.
                  Windows officially runs on hardware of your choice, thus will always be more popular.
                  Same with android, runs on the phone of your choice.

                  It does have fragmentation issues, but overall it will be more appealing to developers once more Low end devices start to roll out.

                  • TPsstar

                    Yep, but everybody knows how much secure and crash free is MAC

                    • NeMeSYZ

                      Yet most people still don’t choose it?
                      You have to accept people like flexibility and choice, and for most it weighs over other things.

                    • TPsstar

                      1st of all in Pakistan only a number of people know what is Mac and second its costly.

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      — Yep, but everybody knows how much secure and crash free is MAC

                      Oh how little you know. Mac security is a LIE. The #1 reason there are fewer attacks on a Mac is simply because over 90% of the world uses Windows. If you want to attack a platform to run malware, would you target 4% of the world’s personal computers or 90%? Which gives you more bang for the buck???

                      Anyway, read for yourself:

                      http://www.infosecurity-us.com/view/19900/black-hat-2011-busting-a-security-myth-macs-more-vulnerable-to-network-attacks/

                      http://www.itbusiness.ca/it/client/en/home/News.asp?id=60095

                    • TPSstar

                      In my experience Macs crash less, it has no or minor inexplicable slowdowns, it deals better with tight memory situations, because Apple is the only company in the business that develops its own OS and designs its own hardware. You said that more malwares are being developed for windows yes you are right so in this term currently macs are more secure that more malware is created for Windows. I don’t know but their may some security flaws as you given the blog links, non of them is a trustful blog like Engadget.I never heard even one real-world story about a Mac security meltdown.

                    • TPSstar

                      Sorry! mistyped :P
                      “. I don’t know but there may some security flaws “

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      — In my experience Macs crash less, it has no or minor inexplicable slowdowns, it deals better with tight memory situations

                      Sir jee, I use Linux exclusively at home and Mac at the office, but I cannot agree with the above.

                      First of all, Macs do not crash less than proper licensed copies of Windows on good (stable) hardware. It is not a problem with the operating system, it is with bad drivers or bad hardware. ALWAYS. I have an old computer with licensed XP Pro installed which I have not used for a year or two. NEVER had a virus issue. NEVER had a crash issue. NEVER had to reinstall (originally installed in 2002).

                      And if you search online, you will find lots of complaints by Mac owners because SOMETIMES (not always, and not for all users) when there is a update of the operating system, some people’s computers do NOT boot up properly or crash often after installing the update. It does not happen very often, or to alot of users, but it affects many people once or twice a year.

                      Secondly, Mac OS X is FAMOUS for using more memory than other operating systems. It is not something hidden, everyone who uses a Mac knows this, especially developers. That is why if you look at the history of their hardware releases, Macs were first to offer 1GB or 2GB RAM, when Windows XP laptops were still shipping with 512MB standard (before Vista). Mac OS itself needs LOTS of memory. I have heard many complaints over the past ten years by Mac users who complained about things like “oh my macbook can only go to 4GB maximum”, “oh my mac air cannot have more than 2GB”) etc. People REALLY DO buy 8 ram for their macs and they NEED it.

                      — You said that more malwares are being developed for windows yes you are right so in this term currently macs are more secure that more malware is created for Windows.

                      Sir, no way. If 99% of the city’s theft occurs in a big city, will you (living in a village outside the city) keep your doors unlocked? And say you are secure because theft occurs elsewhere? What kind of reasoning is this? You are not more secure, it’s just that no one has tried to “test” your doors.

                      — I don’t know but their may some security flaws as you given the blog links, non of them is a trustful blog like Engadget.

                      Sir jee, only one google search away. Go to google and search for

                      mac security holes site:engadget.com

                      And then on the left side select more search options, and narrow search to just last year.

                      — I never heard even one real-world story about a Mac security meltdown.

                      Pay attention! Even better than the engadget search:

                      http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvekey.cgi?keyword=Apple

                • Asif

                  BTW, i own SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab (froyo 2.2) and there is no update available (legal) to 2.3, and it sucks for me. The android’s browser crashes as soon i browse 3-4 weburls in TABS.

                  I prefer iPAD over it, because of very fast & flexible browsing, no crashes, great number of apps, great feel.

                  I also own HTC HD 7, and believe me, this is the best MOBILE BROWSER i have used till date. EVEN WAY WAY better than iOS (safari) which is second best to me. HTC HD 7 truely browses fast, very easy and touch sensitive browsing. It works perfectly for me… Just the con is that it does not have enough number of good APPS. (there are lot of apps, but most are junk and not so commercial..).

                  • TPsstar

                    no update available (legal)
                    yet another problem here.. mostly vendors not allow you to update to the latest and launch a new device with the updated version to increase the sale of new device..that’s really sucks. Apple runs on customer satisfaction.

                    • Shahid Saleem

                      The software update issue is why I spent Rs 44k on Nexus S instead of buying cheaper phones, even though Rs 44k was very heavy on my wallet. I think at Google I/O they announced something about Android hardware vendors supporting for at least 18 months.

                      Apple is not a good example. Almost every time they release new iOS version they say so-and-so iPhone or iPod Touch cannot use it. My wife’s iPod Touch is stuck on iOS 3.1 or something and it will never be supported for anything higher. iOS 4.3 (released earlier this year) dropped support for iPhone 3G. There are rumours right now that iOS 5 will drop full support for iPhone 3GS too.

                      Meanwhile app vendors will also stop supporting older versions of iOS. Know what that means? One day my wife will sync her iPod and apps will DISAPPEAR from her device because newer versions of the apps do not support her hardware. Even paid apps will go away.

                      This is what Apple is.

                      I know no one expects stuff to be supported forever, but look: I bought the iPod three years ago, and it was considered obsolete according to Apple one year ago, even though the device is 100% okay today and the battery life is still reasonable. So Apple devices, you cannot expect much more than 2-3 years of service.

                      Related problem with Apple hardware. Okay, so it is not supported by iOS. Now who will support it? If you have Android device, you can root it, install your own ROM mods, etc. You can still have a functional device that is partially if not completely uptodate. Apple? No Choice At All.

          • NeMeSYZ

            LoL good one!

  • Qazzafi

    Google using alphabets for their OS’s

    E – Eclairs
    B – Froyo
    G – Gingerbread
    H – Honeycomb
    I – Ice Cream

    Now guess what will come next I would predict

    J – JALEBI which will be as complicated as Google

  • Erum

    AHSAn bhai apni pic ab change kr lain plz…:)

  • Shahid Saleem

    I know this is not relevant to the post but it might help the commenters. Look at what Apple makes from the iPhone:

    http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/08/apple-and-samsungs-symbiotic-relationship

    For every iPhone sold (for $560), $177 goes to Samsung and almost all the rest goes to Apple. And it is a HUGE amount of profit for Apple.