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As is the tradition with each new version of Android, a new dessert-themed statue has appeared outside Building 44 on Google's Mountain View campus. This time it's an Android-shaped Ice Cream Sandwich, that's joined other tasty treats on Google's lawn, in a photo uploaded by Google software engineer Michael Soland.

Not long now, folks. We'll very likely have more Ice Cream Sandwich goodness in the next week at the rescheduled Samsung Unpacked event, along with a shiny new Nexus device, too.

Update: Andy Rubin has posted the video of the event, and you can find it after the break.

Source: +Michael Soland

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There are 45 comments

pDoG says:


Playboy E says:


ZDriver says:


El Cantante says:

Sexual chocolate

TheNicky2031 says:

Greatest band of all time.

Floss82 says:

Haha nice:) I would love to visit there and take a picture with all the statues hehe

Scottatron says:

It just got real.

smthomas66 says:

I thought of a great new feature for ICS. How about all devices currently running GB can be quickly and easily updated to it without having to void the device warranty through rooting it. My guess is my next device will run it which will be a couple years from now when they are getting ready to release the next one after ICS. I hope I'm wrong.

I can think of a great way to do that without it being a feature in ICS, it's called get a Nexus device. It's not Google's fault that your Manufacturer and carrier take a long time to update. Vote with your wallet.

jonyah says:

So what's after ICS? Jellybean? Jello? Or have they revealed it at all yet and I just missed it?

zhecht says:

There hasn't been an official announcement, and the rumor is that Google hasn't decided yet. I suspect "Jello" or "Jujube" would be out due to trademark issues. "Jellybean" might have the wrong connotations (brightly multicolored candy makes people think child's toy, not high-end phone). My favorite is "Jelly Roll", since Android can help roll together all your communication/entertainment needs. That said, I would love to see them go international with something like "Jamoncillo".

Wicell says:

Jelly Roll actually makes sense :)

Briredsoxs says:

Jawbreaker? Java?

jelly roll says:



pearljam5000 says:

Im so glad i have a nexus s,i will get the update first

Prime will be first ;)

No it's not

sep2006 says:

Second. Nexus Prime (or what ever) will be first

font1975 says:

Au contraire!

The Nexus Next will not be updated to will already have it! So Nexus S will be the first to be updated to ICS :)

(Of course the last few updates made it to my N1 before my NS, so who knows... lol)

I heart ice cream

zorak950 says:

Just as long as nobody else dies between now and then. >.>

Wicket says:

no video of it going up this time? kinda bummed about that :P

sep2006 says:

They didn't put it up. It magically appeared.

Wicket says:


ziaodix says:

Were the first 2 iterations of Android labeled? If so, does anyone have any idea what they were?

Briredsoxs says:

No names. Cupcake was the first named version.

DallasM says:

Think of the first two as "Alpha" and "Beta"

Cupcake was the first real, usable release.

Wicell says:

+1 for the logic and alphabetical reasoning.

ziaodix says:

I had actually done some searching on Google of the topic and found that no names where listed or used so I assumed no names where given. Thanks for clarifying for me though.

rizzay1 says:

Mmmm I can't wait for my phone to eat this ice cream sandwich. It will be delish

shadowgod says:

That's why the event was postponed, the silly ICS statue wasn't ready.

Orion78 says:

The next chapter has never been more delicious.

Jolly rancher should be next.. Or Charleston chew... I likey both of those

T72018 says:

I can't wait! Google for the win!!!

T72018 says:

You know want I hope they do is: when they announce ICS I hope a week or 2 later it will be up for download. I wish they drop ICS for all device that can handle it and for OEM's like: Htc,Samsung,Motorola give them the code so if they want to skin it they can but give us the choice if we want to keep stock Ice Cream Sandwich on our device or if later we want to put the OEM custom skin on it. I would love to see my Htc Evo with Stock Ice Cream Sandwich, giving me the option to have Htc's version later IF I WANT IT. With this being a merge of tablet and mobile OS I really do hope they don't skin it, but if they do give us the option. That way ICS will be available day one on all eligible devices and we won't have to wait 6 months for it to release.

ghost010 says:

dream on buddy,dream on

ulnek says:

aha! so that's why they delayed the launch! they weren't sure the statue was arriving in time! i see what they did there....

Wicket says:

yay! video!

DallasM says:

What are the sculptures made of? I'm guessing a foam of some sort.

reticent67 says:

I believe they are made of magic and sunshine.

en28so says:

I love Ice Cream Sandwich! Bring it on Google.

chuckh0308 says:

I want that in my front yard. Seriously!

15israellai says:

It's finally arrived! And the real thing is arriving soon! Yay!

XavierMatt says:

Made me more hungry for ice cream than excited.