You can always count on Eric Schmidt to say a bit more than what he’s supposed to. At the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Schmidt mentioned–intentionally or not–that Ice Cream Sandwich is coming out sometime in October or November. More specifically, he said:
We have a new operating system, internally known as Ice Cream Sandwich for some reason, which is being released in October/November, which everyone's really excited about.Eric SchmidtGoogle
Oopsie. Looks like the cat’s out of the bag, Mr. Schmidt. For those of you keeping count, October is roughly three weeks away. Meaning we could see Google release the Ice Cream Sandwich SDK in the very near future. However, the pessimist in me says that a November release is probably more likely. This would put the Nexus Prime coming out right behind in late November or early December like we previously heard.
With the release of Ice Cream Sandwich just a few weeks away, we have to wonder what happened to the Honeycomb version of Google TV. At this point, it’s quite possible Google has decided to skip the update and just go straight to Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, why would Google even bother releasing it right before the whole platform is about to be overhauled and united under a single source code?
Whatever the case may be, the Android platform is about to get a whole lot better. And we can hardly wait. Keep an eye out for more Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus Prime details–the leaks and rumors are only going to increase from now on. I’ve embedded Eric Schmidt’s whole keynote below for your enjoyment. The part we’re interested in starts at 30:25.