Hello there, Ice Cream Sandwich
! Google and Samsung just took the wraps off of the former's newest mobile operating system here in Hong Kong, and boy -- she's a beauty. Of course, we've known about ICS for months now, but outside of a few sneak peeks
courtesy of Mr. Blurrycam
, we didn't know precisely what to expect. Strangely, Motorola's recent introduction of the Droid RAZR
only delivered the freshest offering of Gingerbread, but the Galaxy Nexus is oh-ficially the first smartphone in the world to launch with Android 4.0. Our test unit was actually running 4.0.1
for reasons unknown, but as we mentioned in our Galaxy Nexus hands-on
, it was as smooth as ever. Without question, this is easily the slickest, most polished version of Android yet, and we invite you to take a tour yourself via the hands-on gallery below. Apologies for the quantity, but we wanted to explore every nook and cranny while we had the chance.
Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) screenshot gallery