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10 Honeycomb UI features we hope to see in Ice Cream Sandwich for phones

In short order, Googlers will be on stage announcing Ice Cream Sandwich.  The next version of Android, it's been touted as "the one" that will merge the tablet operating system (Honeycomb) with the phone operating system (Gingerbread), as well as bring "incredible" things according to Larry Page...
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Site that sells phones gets early SEO love by posting unannounced device at a higher price than you'll likely actually pay

Make sense? This happens a lot, folks, so let's explain it again: A website that sells phones -- a third-party retailer, if you will -- knows just as well as you or I that the Galaxy Nexus (aka the Nexus Prime, aka the Samsung GT-i9250) is going to be announced next week. So it takes a leaked...
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Ice Cream Sandwich statue arrives on Google campus [updated with video]

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...
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Larry Page on Ice Cream Sandwich -- it's incredible

While on the Google Quarterly earnings call, Google CEO Larry Page let slip a little bit of his enthusiasm for Ice Cream Sandwich.  With words like "You won’t believe what we have managed to do in this release", "I'm super excited", and "incredible" being thrown around, it's easy to see he's...
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CBS runs a fan render like it's a real Galaxy Nexus

Send me a picture of a fan's render of an unannounced phone, and you're likely to get a snide reply that, no, it's not news, not official, and we should all take a breath. What you see above is but one reason why. The news of the postponement of Samsung and Google's Nexus/Ice Cream Sandwich...
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GSM version of the Galaxy Nexus hits the FCC

Surprise! There's going to be a GSM version of the next Nexus phone, which also will be coming to Verizon. Go figure, eh? Look, there are still a bunch of questions to be answered surrounding the next Nexus phone -- official name chief among them. But as we've been saying (over and over), even if...
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Postponed Nexus, Galaxy S II on T-Mobile [From the Forums]

It's been a chaotic day with things starting off bright and early this morning but -- we're heading into the weekend. A long weekend for some folks with it being Thanksgiving in Canada and Columbus day for the US. A perfect time to get caught up on all things Android, Galaxy Nexus Forums -...
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New Google Music and Google+ apps found in Ice Cream Sandwich build

The fellows at Android Police have their hands on a couple new apps from the Ice Cream Sandwich build that's floating around out there (how 'bout a dump for the community, Mr. Anon?), and with it comes with new Google Music and Google+ apps.  The new music app has a bit of a UI makeover, with more...
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Nexus Galaxy boot animation visualized on a Droid Bionic?

Youtube link for mobile viewing First Nexus Galaxy/Galaxy Nexus/Nexus Prime video, then screen shots and now, courtesy of P3Droid, is what is said to be the boot animation. It's running here on a Droid Bionic, so don't freak out if the phone looks familiar. Source: Twitter
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More Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich screenshots emerge

Just in case the image of the device known as Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus and leaked video weren't enough Ice Cream Sandwich goodness for you, we now have what looks to be a bunch of screenshots from the upcoming Android 4.0 as well. You're going to want to see these so make sure you jump past...
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Galaxy Nexus finally comes out of hiding

Well, what do we have here? This very well may be the first full on image and video of the device known as the Nexus Prime aka Galaxy Nexus. To go along with the spectacular image above, there was a video as well but it appears to of have been quickly taken down. However,  when it comes to specs...
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Galaxy Nexus specs possibly revealed -- but they're really not the important part [updated with more blog-on-blog action]

Possible specs for the next Nexus phone have been published by BGR this morning for the phone you see above. They are: a 4.65-inch Super AMOLED display with 720p resolution, a dual-core TI OMAP 4460 processor at 1.2 GHz. 1GB of RAM. Some 32GB (!) of storage. A 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front shooter...
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Samsung bringing contact charging back to the Nexus?

We're getting a little too excited over this little feature, but it's one we're happy to see on another phone. See those three dots we're circled in Samsung's teaser of what's to come next week at CTIA? Those point to probably contact charging. That's a feature that never quite took off like we'd...
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Did Samsung just tease us all with a glimpse of the Nexus Prime?

Something big is coming from Samsung -- as they just let the world know with their latest video for Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011. The event this year will be held during CTIA in San Diego, CA where we're expecting to see the Nexus Prime fully revealed. You can hit the break for the video - not...
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First 'Nexus Prime' photo leak shows buttonless device with 720p display

Who said it was iPhone day? Here we have what looks like the first leaked photo of the next Nexus device, the Samsung 'Nexus Prime', powered by the next version of Android, codename Ice Cream Sandwich. The shot, obtained by GSMArena, appears to confirm rumors of a device with Honeycomb-style...
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500,000-member contest final day: Win an IOU for the next Nexus!

This is it, folks. The whole enchilada. We've been celebrating you all week -- the half-million-plus members of Android Central. And you are truly what make us the best damn Android community on the planet. And it's time to reward you. We don't yet officially know what the next Nexus device will...
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Supposed 'list of files' for Verizon Nexus Prime leaked, bloatware free

A list of the installed apps in the ROM for the Verizon Nexus Prime has been leaked, and they are unsurprisingly bloat free! OK. That's not surpring since it's a Nexus device, but surprising because it's Verizon. Some of us (cough) thought would never happen. (And I'm required by law and/or Phil...
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Samsung and Google appear poised for some possible Ice Cream Sandwich at CTIA

Allow us a little inside baseball here. We normally don't post every event we're invited to at the usual trade shows. We'll be there, and you know we'll be there. But this one's a little different. Behold the invitation to the Samsung Mobile Unpacked 2011 "Google Episode" at CTIA in San Diego. So...
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Ice Cream Sandwich supposedly seen in short video - is it the real deal?

So here's the story -- supposedly an anonymous fellow purchased a Nexus S on eBay, and to his surprise found it running Ice Cream Sandwich.  There are quite a few visual differences, namely a new launcher style, a new "Google Apps" folder, a new notification bar, and a new lockscreen.  There's...
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Getting your apps ready for Ice Cream Sandwich [developers]

With the release of Ice Cream Sandwich looming on the horizon, Android lead tech writer Scott Main has taken some time to talk to developers about how to get Honeycomb-only apps ready for the smaller screen.  When ICS is released, and going forward from that point, the Android code for phones and...

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