Images of the upcoming ‘Ice Cream Sandwich’ Android operating system have been leaked. The new user interface has a new application drawer and launcher system, as well as colour scheme changes and an overhauled notification bar.
Android Police have detailed the new features, including a stunning panorama setting for the camera. They also discuss a new GMAIL theme to match the interface. According to reports, the Ice Cream Sandwich operating system will also run on many older devices.
RootzWiki received a few pictures, one of which is posted on this page – they also list some changes:
- Blue Themed
- Camera has built in panorama mode
- Will launch with Google Shopper and NFC Enabled devices will be able to utilize those features
- Gmail is all rethemed
- Will be available for the Nexus S
- Nexus Prime gets it first (expected) then other devices will follow after
- Not too many changes, just UI things, don’t think requirements are set too high for year old devices to run it
- The little icon in the bottom right, looks like a tray with multiple apps in it
- Google search bar embedded on very top like Honeycomb
- Apps/Widgets launcher a lot like Honeycomb
- This release is still very early, notice the theming of the power tray
Kitguru says: Excited to play with the upcoming OS? We think it looks great so far.