Sam Caplat · Sep 28, 2011 at 07:42 pm

BREAKING: Ice Cream Sandwich Leaked on Nexus S?

Update: Evidence has surfaced that implies that this is indeed Ice Cream Sandwich.

This is (most likely a) fake. Leaks are always too coincidental. Apple lost an iPhone prototype in a bar, twice, and we sure as heck didn’t believe it was real the first time.

The idea of someone lucky enough to purchase a Nexus S on eBay, stocked with this highly anticipated OS from Google, takes things a bit far in the “This is totally real, please believe me!” world. Especially with the version openly advertised as “Ice Cream Sandwich”, instead of a code–name. We know how Google likes code-names, so why not use one now?

However fake this may be, it’s still interesting to see how Gingerbread could look if squashed against Honeycomb with a meat tenderizer. Photos of Ice Cream Sandwich leaked several months ago, and this doesn’t look anything like it. It looks better. Popular speculation is this is an independent development. A custom ROM, made to look like ICS. Take Honeycomb and scale it down, add a little functionality to make navigation easier and look fancier on a lower resolution.  And you have the leaked Ice Cream Sandwich ROM.

This leak came with a two minute video, featuring a quick demonstration of the ROM and its differences to Gingerbread. If this is real, it’s opens up a whole new arena of questions as to how this got onto eBay. Movies in post-production can’t be exported, carried out onto the streets, and sold on eBay, so how did this OS leave the office on a brand-new unit of Google’s flagship device without a fuss? Tighten security, Google. That, or stop fobbing us off with fake leaks.

Let’s hope this development is distributed publicly. I want it, as I’m sure you do. If it’s real.


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