Google Ice Cream Sandwich detailed

It was back in May when Google Ice Cream Sandwich was first confirmed, but since then, the Android OS that adapts to both mobile phones and tablets has been nothing more than an amusing logo. Until now that is.

Android Police and RootzWiki both have screengrabs and details of Ice Cream Sandwich, the former dominated by the colour blue. That might well change before the big launch though.

There are other details worth noting though, colour aside. The notification bar has been totally revamped for the first time since the Éclair update for example, with an all-new launcher and app drawer also included. In addition, the camera now has a panorama mode and Gmail has been totally 're-themed' to go with the new OS. Much more too, but nothing that has been confirmed as yet – Google is apparently keeping this a tightly-guarded secret.

As for getting the update, well the end of the year is still the loose timeframe we're working to. According to Android Police, the much-rumoured Nexus Prime will be first in line for it, with the Nexus S also getting the update pretty soon after. As for other phones, well it looks like most will be compatible for the jump up from Android Gingerbread. Or at least, any phone in the last 12 months or so.

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