updated 04:45 pm EDT, Wed September 7, 2011
Ice Cream Sandwich/Android 4.0 coming by November
At last week's Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, Google Chairman and ex-CEO Eric Schmidt revealed that the code-named Ice Cream Sandwich build of Android will arrive in October or November. The software is expected to bring together the smartphone and tablet versions of the OS, making it easier for developers to create apps for both device types. The Droid Prime or Nexus Prime, a smartphone showcase for the OS, is expected to arrive at or near the same time.
This is the first semi-official indication from Google of when the OS, likely to be called Android 4, would see the light of day.
As for the Droid/Nexus Prime, it may get a 4.5- or 4.65-inch, 480x800 touchscreen and a dual-core 1.5GHz processor, though these are just rumors at this point. It will be built by Samsung, however. [via AndroidandMe]