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Android 'Ice Cream Sandwich' Footage Leaked? (VIDEO)

Footage has apparently surfaced of the upcoming Android smartphone upgrade, the "Ice Cream Sandwich."

The anonymous man seen handling the smartphone on the video is said to have recently ordered a Samsung Nexus over eBay. He noticed its difference from the phone advertised on the website when he received it. When he opened the About screen, the man was quick to discover that his device was running Google's unreleased "Ice Cream Sandwich" OS upgrade.

This same individual has now posted a video showing him with the new software and exploring its features on the Nexus S. The video was first seen on Engadget. Soon after, the smartphone became locked and wiped of all data.

During the video, the owner of the smartphone explores Ice Cream Sandwich's new menus, the new camera user interface, and settings options. Experts have spotted features from the operating system that makes it similar to Android's "Gingerbread" and "Honeycomb" systems. The one key standout difference that Ice Cream Sandwich sports is that there are now four shortcut buttons along the bottom row of the home screen.

The smartphone's camera will have settings for daylight, cloudy, or incandescent light, and "scene modes" for "night," "sunset," and "party."

This latest leak joins the already released photos and spec facts that have recently surfaced. The new interface will feature a new launcher and app drawer, a revamped notification bar and color changes that feature a blue hue.

Android Police revealed more of its other new features. This new operating system will add a panorama mode for the smartphone's camera and a new Gmail theme. The ability for many older devices to run the Ice Cream Sandwich upgrade will be available as well.

Engadget's Brad Molen has his reservations about the validity of this leaked video: "All of this could just be a custom ROM built to emulate the latest Google dessert, so we can't be a full hundred percent certain that it's authentic."


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