Android Ice Cream Sandwich in October/November according to Eric Schmidt [Video]

There is so much speculation on when the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) and/or Ice Cream Sandwich will be available. The most recent reports have Verizon Wireless getting the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone in October dubbed the DROID Prime (SCH-I515). Will it really have the DROID name or will it even be a true Nexus device? Could it really happen in October?

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt spoke at the Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, and he said Ice Cream Sandwich would be out in the October/November time frame.

His exact words were:

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.

Last month while talking about the Nexus program, after the announcement of Google purchasing Motorola, Eric hinted the next Nexus device would be out just before the holidays. So what does all of this mean? It could mean that we see the SDK for Ice Cream Sandwich sometime in October and/or a launch of the first Ice Cream Sandwich phone (SCH-I515) on Verizon Wireless, which will most likely not be a true Nexus device. Then in late November, just before the holidays, we will see the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) launch elsewhere. It all adds up right? Of course this is my best guess, what’s yours?

Check out the video after the break

This video is over 1 hour long so skip to 30.25 for what you really want to hear.

[via androidandme]


About the Author: Robert Nazarian

Robert lives in upstate New York where he was born and raised. Technology was always his passion. His first computer was a Radio Shack TRS80 Color that used a cassette tape to save programs, and his first laptop was a Toshiba T1200FB that sported a CGA greyscale screen and two 720kb floppy drives (no hardrive). From the early 90’s through late 2011, he only owned Motorola phones starting with the MircroTAC all the way through to the Droid X. He broke that streak when he bought the Galaxy Nexus. Now he's sporting a Galaxy Note 4, and absolutely loves it. He has a wonderful wife and a 6 year old son. In his free time he enjoys sports, movies, TV, working out, and trying to keep up with the rapid fast world of technology.