Samsung won’t be the only manufacturer to have a stock Android Ice Cream Sandwich device in 2011

Our favorite Panda (@black_man_x) is at it again, giving us tips and clues to what’s coming soon. He sent out three particularly interesting tweets tonight about Android Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS):

  1. If I told you that the Galaxy nexus is not the only one… Just the samsung one.. How you love that moto, HTC fans?? #justsaying
  2. Meaning that those that do not prefer Sammy hardware will not have long to wait for ICS hardware from other partners..
  3. All I can say is this… Sammy will not be the only ics stock device by year end.. #fridaybombdroppin #pandanation #sneakypanda

This is a good as any inside information anyone can get. If you look at the hints, the other manufacturer(s) are probably either or both Motorola and HTC. We know HTC has the Rezound coming up and Motorola has the RAZR, which will be announced this Tuesday. Could either of those devices be stock ICS? Actually, I think I prefer Vanilla Ice Cream Sandwich.

One other thing to point out is his choice of wording which is “device” instead of phone. He could be implying a tablet, and Motorola has two XOOM 2 tablets on the way.

Stay tuned because the 4th quarter could be the most exciting time for Android ever.

[via black_man_x]


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.


  • nory826

    Even if this is true and these three companies make a stock android phone, im still going to buy the Samsung nexus prime. I’ve owned Motorola phones and tablet, also currently own an HTC sensation, so its time for a Sammy either way lol I love super amoled screens, the phone will be light weight, and ICS, can’t get better then that.

  • antoine

    Might have to wait a lil longer to see who comes out with the better specs

  • http://www.androidedification.blogspot.com Android Dave

    No question about it… Samsung has been leading the way since the galaxy s came out…

  • JasAck

    Has there been anymore info linked to this rumor?