Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS Release: Newly Revealed Specs

Until recently, little was known about the Ice Cream Sandwich OS, except that it's the next Android OS and that it's expected to release sometime in late October.

However, a recent leak of the specs of Ice Cream Sandwich has divulged a little bit more information about the elusive operating system.

An eBay shopper who ordered a new Samsung Nexus S reportedly received a phone loaded with the new Android OS.

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The shopper took videos and photos of the OS's specs and the materials were leaked onto the Internet after being published by tech website Engadget.

Redit user aesamattki then wrote up a detailed description of what the video showed.

Commentators have noted some of the more impressive specs that have been revealed from the leak include, a Movie Studio app, an app called "People," which is speculated to be a "Contacts" update, panoramic photo option as well as "Backup" and "Reset" options.

Many are highly anticipating the Ice Cream Sandwich OS because it is expected to be a universal OS for both tablets and smartphones.

Currently, tablets use the Honeycomb OS while smartphones use the Gingerbread OS and some phones still use the previous Froyo OS.

Electronics giant Samsung recently announced that it will be hosting an event called "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" on October 11.

It is expected that the Ice Cream Sandwich OS will be unveiled at this event, along with Google's latest smartphone, the Nexus Prime.

While the phone associated with this leak was a Nexus S, it is expected that the Nexus Prime will be the first smartphone powered by the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

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