PSA: DROID RAZR, Ice Cream Sandwich and Nexus Prime Coverage Tomorrow Includes Hands-on, IRC Chats and More!


Tomorrow’s the big announcement day. Not only do we get a new version of Android (Ice Cream Sandwich) fully unveiled, but we also get two devices – the Motorola DROID RAZR for Verizon and the Nexus Prime/Samsung Galaxy Nexus (also likely for Verizon starting out but should certainly be heading to other carriers.

Rob’s already in Hong Kong for the Samsung and Ice Cream Sandwich festivities while Kevin will be on a beeline to New York for Motorola and Verizon’s press briefing. Exciting times ahead within the next 24 hours. We’ll be getting hands-on video with all of this stuff so keep it dialed here.

Oh, and our friends at AndroidForums.com are running an IRC chat during the Ice Cream Sandwich event. Think of it as a live blog, of sorts, except a lot more involved and exciting for participants. It’ll especially be useful for those of you who can’t watch the briefing live. I recommend mIRC for Windows if you’re in need of a client.

And if you can’t get that on your PC, download Android IRC – quite possibly one of the best mobile IRC clients I’ve ever used. The channel is #AndroidForums on freenode. Be sure to refer to the official documentation and FAQs of the client you’re using if you’re unsure how to join. Can’t wait!

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. So looking forward to a tasty ICS…. Yummy

  2. I can’t wait… I’m really excited about the next MAJOR Android update….

  3. Awesome

  4. As far as Android IRC clients go, what’s wrong with AndChat? https://market.android.com/details?id=net.andchat

    It’s free, and has way more installs, more (and better) reviews, and has been updated more recently.

    1. I was going to say the same thing. Also whatever happened to chat plugin in Firefox or Piggin or

  5. Very clever idea to run an IRC, seems like you guys will be the only ones doing it. Hopefully doesn’t devolve into a mess with too many people.

  6. I want my at&t nexus prime.

    1. Hard to see why Google would give Verizon an exclusive when Verizon isn’t willing to let Google have their own party. They’re releasing their next high end Droid at the same time as Google is announcing their flagship ICS phone for Verizon? Sounds fishy…

      1. I hope you are right…………………

      2. That is exactly what my reasoning is as well.

        At&t Subscriber (Unfortunately)

    2. I’m on T-Mobile and am reaching the halfway point of my contract so I can get a discount of a phone, can’t wait for some Ice Cream Sandwich.

  7. FYI: That’s Tuesday Oct 18th at 7:00pm for the west coast of the US

  8. Please let us know exactly what times both events take place.

  9. I just saw that TI posted two new videos today of their new OMAP 5 SOC’s. Could this be a coincidence with the Prime being shown tomorrow? Would that be amazing! Yeah, I know I’mdreaming!

    1. I’m seeing these videos and would I be static if that is the case. I would be like first in line 2 weeks before the phone comes out. This would shatter the iMaxiPad2 and the iMiniPad4s out of the water in one swoop. This would be a dream come true, but then again my dreams never come true so I don’t expect the 5th generation OMAP to be in this phone.

      1. Ya right how many times have we heard this before YET android tablets are the iPad’s bitch.

        1. Too bad OMAP 5 is most likely still too early in the Dev stage to be in a production phone, but hey one can dream that the delay of the Prime and why no exynos is that they were working the bugs out of the OMAP 5. Ok sorry still dreaming.

  10. I’ll be eating an ICS during the event.

    1. After reading your comment I made a special trip to the store. Guess who will also be eating an ice cream sandwich?

      1. I am going to have some Ice Cream Sandwich gathering during the event, Android style.

  11. I have never been so pumped for a phone. This is the holy grail of phones. Pure Nexus device, ICS, on Verizon!!!

    1. It sucks so bad to be on sprint right now. :/

      No nexus prime for months, network speeds that don’t even deserve to be called 2G with improvement only coming in the way too distant future.

  12. Looking forward to seeing the net get spammed with awesomeness instead of iPhuck 4s!

  13. Verizon won’t have any exclusivity on the Prime.

  14. Is the web site acting all wonky and not showing the older posts from today as well as yesterday part of getting ready for tommorow ?

  15. imo xchat is tons easier to use than mirc. people don’t eve need to dl a client. they can just use mibbit

  16. I feel like a kid on Christmas eve and the day after Christmas I get presents from my much cooler uncle.

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