Google Says Ice Cream Sandwich Coming To Nexus S, Android 2.3 Devices?

If you happened to watch or are now catching up on tonights Galaxy Nexus, Ice Cream Sandwich events you’ll see a whole lot of awesome additions to Android. If you’re now looking at your current Android device with disdain having watched said event as it doesn’t have all of the latest and greatest Android features, some of you are in luck.

For Nexus S owners specifically, an Ice Cream Sandwich release might happen sooner rather than later as Engadget  caught up with Google’s Gabe Cohen and Matias Duate who confirmed the Nexus S would receive Ice Cream Sandwich. That’s not all they had to say however, as they also discussed Android 2.3 devices as well.

“Currently in the process for releasing Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus S. Theoretically should work for any 2.3 device.”

That’s good news, very good news indeed.

Engadget

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  • Sd2EFERF

    will the G2 get it?

    • I could only hope, with its early demise and all….

  • Anonymous

    Totally up to HTC…

    • J-Hop2o6

      My G2 will be “patiently” waiting for some CM9 (ICS).. That’ll hold me over until I get the Nexus Galaxy.

    • One of the G2 devs is already on it

  • b3t0

    Good to know

  • HTC Pyramid

    I would like to think the Nexus One will be getting ICS also.

  • If the G2x doesn’t get it, I give up on cell phones. I’ll just buy a beeper and use a pay phone. 

    • Well seeing as the Nexus S is lower specced the G2x should handle ICS just fine, if not smoother, even though the G2x might have the lowest RAM of the Dual-core handsets. I’m just hoping we get all those sweet animations still, I guess whatever the Nexus S gets though we should be getting from LG, if not a bit more (of course excluding NFC stuff.)

  • Jckool21

    What about the G2

  • My nexus one I bought 2 yrs ago will have ics soon.

  • Theundg

    we will all get ….directly from themor a mod

  • G2 ICS fever starts!

  • Gus

    Seriously Nexus One , Nexus S, G2, G2x, GSII should be first in line as Google Experience Phones and Samsung’s current flagship device.

  • I’d love to have ICS on my Incredible.. 

  • Humpty4321

    I’m hoping for my HTC sensation to get ICS and wonder how that’ll look with htc sense UI..

    • Chrispatriots24

      Its not going to look like it does on the galaxy nexus. Probably will stay the same with minor changes

      • Anonymous

        With the added Sense :P

        • HA!

          I’m sorry but HTC can keep sense it just senselessly sucks up battery, I’d prefer pure ICS

      • Anonymous

        With the added Sense :P

    • Youngt82

      Here’s official word on HTC’s plans for Ice Cream Sandwich, straight from your favorite three-lettered manufactuer:

      “We are excited about the latest update for Android, Ice Cream
      Sandwich, and are currently reviewing its features and functionality to
      determine our upgrade plans. Our goal for Android updates is to give
      every customer an improved user experience, which means balancing each
      phone’s unique hardware, HTC Sense experience and the Android kernel.
      While our goal is to upgrade as many of our recent devices as possible,
      we are committed to maintaining every phone’s performance and usability
      first. Please stay tuned for more updates on specific device upgrade
      plans.”

  • Personally I think I’m gonna get the SGS II and just put ICS on it.

  • Chrispatriots24

    The G2 will most likely not get ICS ..the G2x has a better chance of getting it. If neither get cyanogen will make a Tom for them.

    • The G2X has been sucking hind teat since day one. TMO and LG would rather not admit that the phone even exists.

      • biscuits

        Whatever mang, I love my g2x

  • Davenycept

    I agree with armand ..I’m still getting gs2..just add ics ..done

  • Davenycept

    Hey I’ve ben trying to find out if amaze can save internet videos (not youtube videos) to the internal storage like the vibrant can??

  • Mmlopez1193

    The G2 is really a great phone. I hope it gets some Ice Cream Sandwich

  • Anonymous

    I’m hoping for my Motorola Atrix 4G to get ICS

  • nexussguy

    i hope it comes soon since i have a nexus s….. can’t wait!!!

  • TMoFan

    I’d love to see ICS on my G2! It took us so long to get Gingerbread though.

    • Yeah, unfortunately we G2 owners got the “Vanilla” Android with a bunch of T-mobile crap floating in it.

    • I cannot preach how important it is to learn the basics of modding Android.  I had Gingerbread on my G2 not long after it came out.  Go to http://www.xda.com and find your phone, read and learn.     If you can even be interested in Gingerbread or ICS then you should know how to do these things.

    •  You should have gotten the Nexus S.  Next time purchase the nexus lines :)

  • looking forward to ICS on my g2x, preferably in a cyanogen flavor :D

    • I doubt you’ll live long enough to see it from TMO and LG.

      • Anonymous

        Lol

      • hugo strange

        doesn’t matter if they ever release the update, the g2x is already supported by CM, so when they release an ICS version you’re good to go if you have your phone rooted

  • Jay

    If the G2 gets it, there’s no reason for me to get a new phone anytime soon.

    • Anonymous

      Shhhhh.  Let’s hope no phone manufacturers or cell phone carriers read that!

    • Shinta

      Well if you said that chances are they are not going to update it since they want you to buy new a phone

  • Iammobilechris

    I hope the Samsung Exhibit 4Ggets it. It was released in June with gb 2.3

  • Fish

    That’s the main reason I got the Nexus S.  Direct updates from Google.

    Added pluses:
    -No waiting for manufacturers to finally get around to updating the OS or tell you they aren’t going to update the OS.
    -No provider/manufacturer bloatware.

    Sad to not hear anything about a nexus tablet though…

  • Fish

    That’s the main reason I got the Nexus S.  Direct updates from Google.

    Added pluses:
    -No waiting for manufacturers to finally get around to updating the OS or tell you they aren’t going to update the OS.
    -No provider/manufacturer bloatware.

    Sad to not hear anything about a nexus tablet though…

  • Kevin Kerr

    Can’t wait for devs to port ICS to my HD2.

  • Havoktek

    Mmmmmm Ok, Bring it so I can hack that launcher!

  • Anonymous

    Bitch I ain’t even got 2.3…

  • Respawn

    Seeing as how the myTouch 4G got 2.3, I’m hoping for ICS as well. I love this phone! If not, I’ll have to bite the bullet and get either a Titan or a Samsung GSII. Can’t decide if I should make the jump to Windows Phone 7 or stay with Android. I’ve been spoiled by apps on Android, but the Titan looks good and I use Windows Live which connects better to Windows Phone 7.

    • Cupcake

      Hell…I’m still waiting on my myTouch 4G update!!!    smh

      • Nick Gover

        You can probably still walk into a store and have it done, that’s what I did, only took about 10 minutes as well.

      • Nick Gover

        You can probably still walk into a store and have it done, that’s what I did, only took about 10 minutes as well.

      • Godson2349

        i walked into a store on monday and got the update for mytouch ginger 2.3

  • Anonymous

    HTC will say otherwise….

  • It’s probably fair to say any phone supported by CyanogenMod today will get ICM, regardless of whether your manufacturer bothers to put it out. I also believe I read somewhere that Google intends to encourage manufacturers to update their phone operating systems in future, although I’m not sure how they plan to do that.

  • Chances of getting it on devices that run Manufacturer created custom launchers / home screens (that includes just about every device made)… very slim. Anyone that has owned an Android and wanted the latest OS update knows this, perhaps these bloggers need to remember that as well

    • That’s not necessarily true. Case in point, The T-mobile G2 has vanilla Android, but just officially received Gingerbread in July, while several devices with Sense UI, was upgraded to 2.3. months before.

    • That’s not necessarily true. Case in point, The T-mobile G2 has vanilla Android, but just officially received Gingerbread in July, while several devices with Sense UI, was upgraded to 2.3. months before.

  • GdsdA

    I hope my iPhone gets ICS!!!!

  • skidmarksally

    so that mean g2x get ice cream sandwich hell yeah hopefully lol

    • Supertramp said it best:

      Dreamer…you know you are a dreamer…

      • Brentowen89

        Yes it will. G2x is a “pure android experience phone”. which means it will be one of the first to get the ICS update.

        • KCbluesmann

          No offence, but on what authority do you know this. As a G2x owner I can tell you for a fact they didn’t get it done last time. What makes you think that it will be different this? 

        • Mastrorj

          wing and a prayer LOL!

        • emzor

          Like many past relationships….I keep loving my G2x for it’s potential, not who it truly is. Let’s hope they get it right this time.

    • Supertramp said it best:

      Dreamer…you know you are a dreamer…

  • skidmarksally

    so that mean g2x get ice cream sandwich hell yeah hopefully lol

  • Terrible Paul-Z

    As it has been end of lifed, the G2 probably wouldn’t get an ICS OTA right? 

  • Adamboyd83

    Just bought a Galaxy S II and I cant wait for root to have whatever port of ICS comes first. Cyangogen will be awesome but I am curious to see what Samsung does with the next version of touchwiz.

  • Archerxmasta

    Do you guys think Nexus One will get ICS?

  • Archerxmasta

    Do you guys think Nexus One will get ICS?

  • Maybe the Nexus One will get it, i would hope it can handle running it during the testing stages

  • Fatmaneatstacos

    Hopefully the dinc2 gets the ICS update because it got the gingerbread update rather quickly as well. :) Although, even if it comes out, I’m pretty sure the update isn’t going to come until Q2 2012 or later… :(

  • Seekndestroy786

    from all the information provided i’m not sure if my Droid X will get ICS at all. D: all i know is that in that meeting in Hong Kong they said any phone on 2.3 can support it and I got gingerbread back in May. I know that the Droid X was a very popular phone too, before the HTC T-bolt came out it was the #1 android phone on the market and all devices are supported 18 months after their initial release date with over the air updates. So far it’s looking good for Droid X users…..

  • Seekndestroy786

    from all the information provided i’m not sure if my Droid X will get ICS at all. D: all i know is that in that meeting in Hong Kong they said any phone on 2.3 can support it and I got gingerbread back in May. I know that the Droid X was a very popular phone too, before the HTC T-bolt came out it was the #1 android phone on the market and all devices are supported 18 months after their initial release date with over the air updates. So far it’s looking good for Droid X users…..

  • VBM

    Something tells me theat the myTouch 4G won’t be getting ICS… however, if it does, i’d bet on 18 months after ICS is released!  lol.  Based on nothing but experience with myTouches.

  • Jobless Steve

    Will this be coming to the G1?

    • Alfred Casale

      I doubt it. The T-Mobile G1 still runs off of cupcake, therefor the phone might not be able to handle much more than what it already does. It can be overclocked and I think there is probably a backup for the G1 that does have ice cream sandwich but it’s not reccomended to be used. But, that’s just what I think. It’s really up to HTC

  • Hikinga

    I hope ICS comes to the G2 since it is a fine and decent phone plus gingerbread sucks.

  • NeedANewPhone

    What is Ice Cream Sandwich?

    • 123

      Learn how to google…