Will October Deliver Us Android Ice Cream Devices?
Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2011 09:07 Written by LoganDX Wednesday, 10 August 2011 01:00
Will a month better known for Halloween be an early Christmas for Android fanatics? The rumor mill has been churning out reports of Android Ice Cream Sandwich powered devices launching in time for trick or treating. Believed to be a rush on Google’s part, it could take some wind out of Apple’s iPhone 5 sails. Also rumored to launch sometime in September or October, the two rival OS’s would have all fall to grab cash from consumers.
The other belief for the speedy release is that November will be the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Motorola Droid, a phone widely believed to fully make Android a mobile powerhouse. Since many customers signed two-year contracts to get a cheaper price on the phone, they could potentially go to Apple’s handset and leave Android behind.
Many Android fans have been looking forward to the new OS version as it combines the best features of handset centric Gingerbead and the tablet friendly Honeycomb. Announced back at Google I/O, Ice Cream Sandwich will bring the multitasking UI, richer widgets and the launcher to us smartphone users that tablet jockeys have been sporting for a while. Of course, as a Samsung Galaxy S user, I’m still waiting for my Gingerbread so you guys enjoy it when it comes out.
- Android 4 devices rushed for October to head off iPhone 5 (electronista.com)
- Rumour: October release for Ice Cream Sandwich? (techradar.com)