Ice Cream Sandwich Incoming!

News corporations across the world have been reporting that they have received invites from Google and say the event will reveal “what’s new from Android”.

What is going to be new from Android? Most likely the newest update to the software – codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich – will be announced at the Google Conference expected to be held on the 11th of October. A leak, earlier this month, revealed crucial details about the update. The new version of the software – probably 2.4 or 4.0 – will feature a new, holographic UI much like the interface of the current Honeycomb devices. New features like further NFC support and greater camera functionality were also revealed in this leak, but I should expect Google will be preparing to announce even bigger features. A new Chrome browser may even be included in the new software which is suspected to support devices up to 18 months old.

Google will be announcing more than just software in October though; a new device – the Google Nexus Prime – is due to be launched at the event. The Prime is expected to be built by Samsung, like its predecessor, and will be of the highest calibre. The monster device will almost certainly have a dual core processor, a humongous 4.5 inch Super AMOLED display and 4G networking capabilities. Whatever Google has come up with, it will turn the heads of all tech fans and quite possibly cast a shadow over the Apple Event being held just one week before.

One thing is for sure; consumer mobile technology is going to advance a great deal in the first part of October this year, and I for one will be waiting.

© Graham Macphee 2011

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