Debate over Samsung Galaxy S II Ice Cream Sandwich build

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With just hours to go until Google and Samsung’s big announcement in Hong Kong regarding the highly anticipated Galaxy Nexus smartphone launch, we have a treat in store for those of you who are more excited about seeing what Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 has to offer.

Google’s latest mobile software is also expected to launch at the event, but before that – a video has surfaced online, appearing to show a Samsung Galaxy S II running a stable build of Ice Cream Sandwich – the first time this has appeared in the wild as far as we know.

The video has come from a German user, ‘Eddyx8′, as detailed by GSMArena, who also states that an Ice Cream Sandwich custom ROM is due to hit the XDA Developer scene in the coming days. The footage shows some new stuff, most notably the new window animations and obviously the Ice Cream Sandwich launcher keys on the homescreen, as well as a new interface.

What we don’t see though is evidence of the new Google+ 2.0 interface that we saw revealed in a previous Ice Cream Sandwich leak. However, the music app shown in the video does match up with previous screenshots showing the music app which Google has reportedly updated to version 4.0.1 for ICS. If you check out the YouTube comments through the video below though, you’ll see that many Android fans are calling the build a fake, saying that it is just a modified Gingerbread custom ROM made out to look like Ice Cream Sandwich.

Either way, it still looks pretty nice to us, but it shouldn’t be too much a big deal for you if it’s fake – we are just hours away from an official unveil by Google of course, which is going to be well worth the wait in our opinion. Check out the video below and give us your thoughts on it. Is it a genuine build of ICS, or a custom Gingerbread ROM?

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  • blublublub

    Obviously a ROM, not official ICS.