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Leaked: Android Ice Cream Sandwich

Nothing much has been revealed so far about the forthcoming version of Google’s Android operating system, more commonly known as the Android Ice Cream Sandwich. However, according to new reports, few important details about the new OS platform have been leaked over the Web - all thanks to a new Samsung smartphone that went on sale on eBay.

According to a report by tech site Engadget (opens in new tab), a user, who had placed an order for the Samsung Nexus S handset on the online shopping portal, was handed over a new device with a never-seen before Operating System - supposedly the much anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich itself.

The customer promptly clicked images and shot videos of the new platform and spread it all over the Web. The OS in video posted by the user, apparently, resembles with both the Android Ginger bread and Honeycomb platforms.

The new version is likely to come up as an innovative offering by the company which will make the device capable of running a wide variety of applications, based on both the Android Gingerbread as well on the Honeycomb platforms.

The OS will also reportedly pack a revamped look for notification bar, camera UI and other menus.

According to Engadget, as soon as the video was posted, the tipster’s phone was remotely locked and wiped. Read more on that on XDA Developers here (opens in new tab).

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.