…But How Does Ice Cream Sandwich Look on a Tablet?

Answer: Pretty darn good. The folks over at This Is My Next (or The Verge, or whatever they are calling themselves these days) were tooling around in the Ice Cream Sandwich SDK where they found they could emulate the screen size of their choosing. Shifting to 10-inches brings about an interface that is decidedly Honeycomb-esque in appearance, an expected result for an OS with a goal to unify the tablet and smartphone branches of Android code. The Ice Cream Sandwich enhancements aren’t lost, however. Tablets will surely benefit from an improved camera, new swiping actions, and a plethora of other enhancements brought about in the OS update. A few more screenshots in the gallery below.

[via TIMN]

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  • http://twitter.com/dren_martin Josh Martin

    Nice. :)

  • http://twitter.com/RaymondK RaymondK

    Good…now get an ICS build for my HP touchpad!

  • RedPandaAlex

    This is relevant to my interests

  • J450NM

    Come on Samsung i need this on my 10.1 make with the update

  • Hohlraum

    If you didn’t get an ASUS I wouldn’t hold out for seeing an ICS update to your device anytime in the near future :P ;)

    • ratnok

      Why, it that because the new Transformer will have a quad-core Kal-El and ICS?

  • polarbehr76

    My XOOM will get it first!

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GU5HVATAO2SMSCNIJLRKKRFB3Y chris

      That’s funny!

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_YY2BDY5QRLP52U7EBSAX4Z2EJQ Geoffrey

        It actually will. It’s a developer device, so it should be the first tablet to get ICS.

      • polarbehr76

        Why is it funny my XOOM gets all the updates first. Think of it as a nexus tablet.

  • J Dub

    So what is the first new gen tablet to ship with this stock?

    • Alexander Volkman

      Probably the Transformer Prime or the Xoom 2

  • craig poland

    I bet as soon as the Galaxy Nexus is released an OTA update will be given to the Galaxy Tab and Galaxy devices!!

    • Lactose_the_Intolerant

      ICS will be pushed to Xoom first — it is Google’s OS test bed device. Once it flies there, Google will start to release to other manufacturers.

      • mikexilva

        But Google offered Galaxy TAB’s 10.1 in it’s latest Google IO for about 5000 developers, so it should be available soon also for the TAB… I just hope the TAB 7.7 (100% OLED screen) will bring ICS from scratch

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYQUMMC7Z4UBLSHQAJGNJBKVPM JamesS

    You’re all wrong! I’ve been rocking a messy drippy Ice Cream Sandwich all over my Etch-a-sketch 1.0 since I was two! :P

  • Jesse Hamlin

    My transformer better get it