The CEO of Notion Ink, Rohan Shravan, is at it again with news about the Ice Cream Sandwich source code release, saying it will be released November 17.  While it's tempting to just toss this aside as another rumor in the ICS/Galaxy Nexus craze of late, Mr. Shravan has a track record that shows he's usually right.  Last year, he did the same thing with the Gingerbread release, accurately predicting more than could be a good guess, and just last month he told everyone about the OMAP chipset and Ice Cream Sandwich using them as a reference platform.  When he talks, it's always worth listening, and the Nov. 17 date has already been thrown out there as the European release.  If we see source code on the 17th, the 18th is going to be a very fun day for a lot of us.

Source: Notion Ink via AndroidOS.in

There are 33 comments

currentweb says:

Yes please! This means legitimate ICS ports and the start of CM9, so the sooner the better :)

Simer03 says:

Oh hell yes! CM8 Baby!! Or is it CM9?

candroid90 says:

I think it's CM8 because i'm running CM7.1.

violent23 says:

It will be CM9, as CM8 is reserved for Honeycomb.

15israellai says:

I thought Honeycomb is closed-sourced?

Breedingh8 says:

CM 8 is reserved for tablets it'll be 9

candroid90 says:

About Time. Galaxy Nexus is sure follow behind soon after. :D

android010 says:

Galaxy Nexus is gonna be released Monday November 21st.

KleenDroid says:

I could only hope that this turns out to be correct. I would love to have it in hand before the Thanksgiving weekend, but Verizon is not usually one to make dreams come true.

I would not be surprised if they wanted to wait until at least 14 days has passed after the Rezound release. They would not want too many people wanting to switch phones during their 14 day return policy. Keep in mind most people do not know this phone is even coming. So they think the Razr and Rezound are the newest and best.

Verizon knows we geeks are waiting it out and they don't have to worry about us. They know they have us by the sack. They will give a little twist first and make us wait a bit.

pearljam5000 says:

When is the Nexus S expected to get ICS?

ArrTooDeeToo says:

Looks like Nov. 17th. ;-)

imre81 says:

How long do you guys think we'll have to wait for CM9? Cannot wait for ICS on my Galaxy S2..!


ArrTooDeeToo says:

Sweet! My XOOM might end up with ICS before I even have a Galaxy Nexus in my hand. I know XOOM devs are itching to finally get their hands on some tasty source code.

IanMcB says:

My CM7 powered Touchpad is anxiously looking forward to this.

cheburashka says:

+1 :)

iPwn says:

I would've thought the Galaxy Nexus would've been released first, unless they're planning on suddenly releasing the new Nexus within the next 3 days.

camilozano98 says:

The Galaxy Nexus is going to be released the 17th in Europe

dyinman says:

It is, but not in the states. It seems like it's up to Verizon for the release date in the states. It's their loss if they don't want to play ball.

lightyear420 says:

Woohoo!!! ICS fully working on NS4g on 11/18 :D

Mathparadice says:

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Floss82 says:

Cannot wait for this :) hoping to having cm9 on my sensation 4g or at least a stable ics port as well. But im also looking forward to the Galaxy Nexus coming to T-Mobile

joshua.worth says:

Rom cookers get ready

NerdyNugget says:

Wait, Does'nt T-Mobile and Google have an event on the 16th? and the source code to ICS is dropping the next day? haha I might be wrong tho but besides the possible Google music Store there might be something else. O.o

Primed4nexus says:

So does this mean nexus S owners will get ICS officially next week?

camilozano98 says:

No not really... most possibly a unofficial ICS Rom
When GingerBread was released the Nexus One owners had to wait around two months to get GingerBread.

OmahaPlaya says:

Can't wait! Been wanting ICS to come out so the devs can get us some good stuff asap.

RUSH says:

I guess that we non-rooted phone users will just have to wait until the official update release.

wffjr3782 says:

Ice Cream Sandwich for the Nook Color please! Thanks in advance!

Bragging rights to the first person to post a vid of ICS running on the OG Droid!

jakeh0 says:

my touchpad awaits

Premium1 says:

As does mine!

pinoku says: