Nexus Prime, Ice Cream Sandwich Unveiling Set For October 11th?
An invitation has been circulating today for a Samsung Mobile Event called “Unpacked 2011.” Its subtitle is “The Google Episode,” and the invitation asks invitees to join them for an event to “get a look at what’s new from Android.”
The event is set to kick off on October 11th at 11:30 AM in San Diego.
It’s possible that this event could mark the unveiling of the next in the line of Nexus smartphones from Google, the rumored Nexus Prime. The unannounced device is said to sport a dual core processor, a giant screen (4.5+ inches) and have 4G capabilities. It’s thought that the phone will be launching on Verizon’s 4G network.
Of course, with the Nexus Prime would come Ice Cream Sandwich, the next generation of the Android OS and winner of the best operating system name ever award. The Nexus Prime is expected to be the first device to run Ice Cream Sandwich, which is billed as the unification of the Android Gingerbread OS and the Android Honeycomb OS, which are used for mobile and tablet devices respectively.
Eric Schmidt recently confirmed the imminent launch of Ice Cream Sandwich at the Dreamforce conference.
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone’s really excited about.
October 11th would definitely fall in that time frame.
Another interesting thing about October 11th? It’s exactly a week after Apple’s big iPhone event that was just officially announced for October 4th. You think that’s a coincidence? Dream on. And let those dreams be filled with creamy, chocolatey, delicious ice cream sandwiches.
Apparently, Ice Cream Sandwich has been spotted in the wild, as a lucky eBay user discovered his new Nexus S was actually loaded with the new OS. He shot this video and sent it in the Engadget. He now claims that once the video hit the web, his phone was remotely wiped clean.