NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich hitting the primetime in October or NovemberRumor
Posted by Seth PlanckSeptember 07th, 2011 at 7:20 PM Filed Under Latest News, Videos
Eric Schmidt says the NFC lovin Ice Cream Sandwich hitting the primetime in October or November, just in time for the Verizon Droid Prime / Nexus Prime launch
We knew the next iteration of NFC pumped Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS was coming late this year, but now we have some meat on the bones of that rumor that comes from Mr. Google himself, Eric Schmidt. El Goog has been tighter lipped than Apple the night before an iPhone launch with regards to anything to do with Ice Cream Sandwich since Google IO back in May. We now have a date range to go on which ranges from October through to November for the official launch of the sweet, sweet new Android OS that we are all jonesing to get a look at. The NFC components are and new NFC API’s are of particular interest to NFC Rumors. The big question we have is – will the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich support Card Emulation mode for NFC?
Ice Cream Sandwich and the Nexus Prime / Droid Prime NFC rumor
Eric Schmidt casually revealed the arrival time of Android Ice Cream Sandwich while in an interview with Marc Benioff of Salesforce.com as you can see from the video below. Much of the hype around Ice Cream Sandwich Android OS is because Google said that the new OS would merge both Honeycomb and Gingerbread OS’s that came before it, unifying the tablet and smartphone platform for the first time. However, what is a new Android OS without a new corresponding NFC phone? Well, the rumors have been flying surrounding this very question and the Verizon Droid Prime, or as it has been known the Samsung Nexus Prime, is supposed to be launching in October and is said to be the first LTE, NFC, Ice Cream Sandwich Android phone to hit the market. Although, it is not clear whether it will be a pure Android experience after Verizon fills it with bloatware.
We have been covering the rumored launch of the Samsung Nexus Prime / Verizon Droid Prime all summer long and have collected quite a few posts with rumored specifications that you can find to the right of this post. However, if you are the kind of person who needs to hear something as big as the confirmation of Android Ice Cream Sandwich OS launching in October, check out the video because hearing is believing.