Various teasers from around the web have been pointing to an October 11 announcement date for Ice Cream Sandwich since late September. We know Samsung and Google will be partnering up to announce something big that day, but nothing official has been confirmed. Until now.
On the Android Developers official YouTube channel, a live event placeholder has been put up titled “Android ICS Launch.” The event is slated to kick off 4 days and 20 hours from now, or October 11. Granted, this isn’t exactly the same thing as Google coming out and saying, “On October 11, we will be announcing and detailing Ice Cream Sandwich,” but it’s probably as close as we’re going get.
We’ve got a pretty good idea of what early builds of Ice Cream Sandwich look like, but word is a lot has changed cosmetically. Beyond looks however, we can expect a ton of improvements to the entire OS. Facial recognition, united app framework and multi-core optimizations are just a few of the features expected to be debuted.
Just under a week to go now. Any last minute additions you’d like to see in Ice Cream Sandwich?