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  • webmastir - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    soon can't come soon enough! Reply
  • bollux78 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I hope it comes before the end of the next year, or the world will end before we have CyanogenMod ICS! Reply
  • iLLz - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Oh my how I look forward to CM8 ( I presume it would be called) with ICS! Mmmmmmmm... The CyanogenMod Team is awesome at what they do and I can't wait for them to get ICS source code to start playing with. Reply
  • A5 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    They've already announced that it will be called CM9 as a (very minor) protest of the Honeycomb source never being released (which presumably would have been CM8). Reply
  • Booster - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Ice cream sandwich, my bum. Google thinks we're stupid, don't they? They need to literally candy-coat this useless garbage of Android, that's why they choose such seemingly attractive names accosiated with food. You can call a turd a diamond, but in the end of the day it's still a turd.

    Ice cream is tasty, makes you kinda want it, right? But it ain't no ice cream, dude. It's just a trick to make you want what you don't really need.
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  • KineticHummus - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    trolllllllll Reply
  • Booster - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I'm offended by Google's naming scheme. Seems like they think I am dumb as a rock and will want it. Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I'm sorry you're dumb as a rock and cannot figure out how to use Android. It took my sister all of five minutes to master her Droid 3 and do more stuff with it than the people I know with iPhones, who wanted something 'cool' and 'fun' and don't know what the heck it's capable of.

    Repeat, I'm sorry you're dumb as a rock. Go and read a book or something.
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  • uhuznaa - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Believe me, if those people had an Droid 3 instead and your sister an iPhone it would have been exactly the same. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Yeah, I love me some Android, but all mobile OSs are pretty easy to use.

    We bicker over the most minute differences, but they all get the important things done very well.
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  • piiman - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    yeah but this stupid troll is complaining about the version name. Hey Troll how do you know what I really need and don't really need and do you really think people pick a phone OS based on the version name? Do you prefer MS's fruity names? Or do you just like Apple's <-- either the fruit or the company Reply
  • seamonkey79 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    That was more my point than pointing out anything specific about the usage. The people that want to use the phone more are going to be able to figure out Android, and the same people that want to use the phone more are going to figure out the iPhone. The fact is that it's the PERSON using the device that decides whether it's usable or not, NOT the OS that's on the device. If I had an iPhone, I would use it more/better/easier than my mom and sister, and so forth, because I would want to use it more.

    That being said, my sister with the iPhone went from an HTC Droid Eris to the iPhone 4, and I do here her ask people (not me, she knows better than that) why it doesn't do stuff that her HTC did, but that's just the way things work when something is advertised as magical and having everything.
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  • doobydoo - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    Interesting, my sister went from an HTC Droid to an iPhone 4. I do 'here' her asking people why the HTC Droid was so laggy, slow, had fewer apps and the battery died so fast.

    She said she could understand why iPhone was labelled 'magical' when compared to a piece of turd.
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  • bupkus - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Seems reasonable. :~O Reply
  • augiem - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    It's marketing, plain and simple. It gives some friendly character to an otherwise bland thing such as an operating system revision. Just like Siri gives a personality to a speech recognition tool. Average people can identify with it. Marketing win. Irritating to vulcans. Reply
  • Booster - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I mean, I suppose I could live with Mango even though it's exactly the same gimmick. But to come to think of it, why do Google and MS need to candy-coat their OSes like that? Winphone 7's first iteration sucked bigtime, with Mango aiming to sweeten things up. But what's the point of this ice cream stuff? Reply
  • nuudles - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    Ice cream sandwich is just google's code name for the next version of Android. Officially it will be known as Android 4.0. Much like Intel called the first i7 chips Nehalem and the latest ones are Sandy Bridge evem though it simply says on the box i7. Similarly what we call Bulldozer is sold as AMD FX 8150, etc.

    No need to get so worked up about a name, if you simply don't like Android then that's your right, I am yet to meet someone who does not love Gingerbread (that's 2.3 if you prefer official names) or Honeycomb (3.0-3.2). Yes they have their faults but given the capabilities and the steady improvements over time I can live with the little niggles.
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  • seamonkey79 - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    I find it kind of fun.

    I don't know what 1.0 and 1.1 were codenamed, but

    1.5 = Cupcake
    1.6 = Donut
    2.0/2.1 = Eclair
    2.2 = Froyo
    2.3 = Gingerbread
    3.0-3.2 = Honeycomb
    4.0 = Ice Cream Sandwich
    5.0 = 'Jelly Bean'
    n.n = 'Kiwifruit' or something of the sort

    it is merely a fun/clever way to give some character to their product. If it were down to names counting how much I like it, then I would have hated 2.2 and 3.0, whereas they were both very effective (at the time) revisions.

    No different than anything else in the computer world having a codename :-)
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  • retrospooty - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    1.5 = Cupcake
    1.6 = Donut
    2.0/2.1 = Eclair
    2.2 = Froyo
    2.3 = Gingerbread
    3.0-3.2 = Honeycomb
    4.0 = Ice Cream Sandwich
    5.0 = 'Jelly Bean'

    All that's fine for internal names, but seriously, Cyanogen is an awesome name. Not only a great name for tech, its a great word by itself. Say it a few times and you'll see what I mean.
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  • piiman - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    Why does it bother you so much? I think you have issues. Reply
  • tipoo - Thursday, October 20, 2011 - link

    This means Cyanogenmod and other ROMS are a-go. They didin't release Honeycomb's source code so I was worried about this one. Reply
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  • Omid.M - Friday, October 21, 2011 - link

    So like, 6 months from now?

    There's no way we'll see an ICS device--if mfr adoption is anything like it has been in the past--within 3 months.

    @moids
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