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Oct
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The Prime leaks are rolling out in full force now, and we're really starting to get a good look at what Ice Cream Sandwich is all about. While Google and Samsung decided to cancel the Unpacked event -- originally set for October 11th -- where the Prime and ICS were to be announced, at least we have something to look at while we wait for the date to be rescheduled.

First off, the crew over at MyDroidWorld have gotten their hands on the Prime boot animation, threw it on a Droid Bionic, and shot a video for all to see. It's sleek, fast, and overall looks pretty cool. Take a look:

Pretty sweet, no?

It doesn't end there, either -- there's also a video of the Prime in action. Everything looks very polished at this point, unlike previous leaks that we've seen. It's fluid, buttery-smooth, and looks fantastic. If you weren't excited for this device before, just take a look at this:

To round out this awesome Friday morning set of leaks, we have a gaggle of screenshots. We've seen most of this before, but they do reveal a bit of new information, like a confirmed version number for ICS (finally): 4.0. Otherwise, it's the same (awesome) lockscreen and app tray that we saw in running on the Nexus S bought off eBay, but everything looks much more finalized.

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And, just for good measure, here's a pic of just the phone. Nothing fancy, but pretty too look at nonetheless.

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[Android Central 1, 2; MyDroidWorld]

Cameron Summerson
Cameron is a self-made geek, Android enthusiast, horror movie fanatic, musician, and cyclist. When he's not pounding keys here at AP, you can find him spending time with his wife and kids, plucking away on the 6-string, spinning on the streets, or watching The Texas Chainsaw Massacre on repeat.

  • Stu

    Booootiful! Can't wait to get hooked up with one of these!

  • Ashley

    I'm used to that look and style already, looks much like my acer tablet. Nothing too exciting.

    • New_Guy

      Who cares about the look? No one will care once custom ROMs start coming out for this beast...and trust me when I say there will be a hundred of them to choose from.

      Bottom line; is it awesome? Y.E.S. my friend!

  • Juggalotus

    Coulda swore some guy was fighting with me over the bezel yesterday...This seems to be the phone we are gonna be seeing soon and I think I'll wait for a smaller bezel :O)

  • http://cassidyjames.com Cassidy James

    DO WANT. Is the phone in that second video a Nexus S, or the Prime? I didn't see the capacitive buttons, but they could've just been dark.

    • Cameron Summerson

      "...there's also a video of the Prime in action."

      It's the Prime.

  • http://www.puretablet.com Pure Tablet

    Ashley is right, it does look a lot like my Acer Iconia a500 that's running Honeycomb but still, looking forward to the release of Ice Cream sandwich !

  • mplsguy1979

    That looks great, but I'd prefer faster booting to prettier booting, you know?

    • jm

      It was the Prime boot animation running on a Bionic. So it has nothing to do with how fast the Prime will boot.

  • Joris

    Are those back, home and menu buttons capacitive or are they operated by the touchscreen like everything else?

    • Yo-Yo Ma

      Touchscreen. There are no capacitive buttons.

    • http://twitter.com/Neverlasting Will

      They're displayed by the screen, but it is important to note that the only difference is how they appear; Try sliding your finger off the screen, over the capacitive buttons on aphone, and you'll find the buttons are actually part of the touchscreen already!

  • ArunaSena

    I don't think its the final build Prime. Anyone noticed that the model is called TUNA?

    • http://www.twitter.com/TheMystroSpeaks TheMystroSpeaks

      I agree...i dont think this is the final build either

      • Bees

        Pretty sure thats a internal company code name? Like the HTC thunderbolt is a mecha.

        • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

          Not to mention our own Nexus S, who's Model is called "Crespo ($G)".

    • Cameron Summerson

      And the Nexus S was called "herring." Doesn't mean it's not final.

      • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

        I forgot about that too. Also a fish, keeping the theme going.

      • Nocturnhabeo

        a RED herring????

    • Manny Calavera

      Sounds fishy to me.

  • L boogie

    Though the October 11 date has been postponed, can't wait till the official release so i could warp speed to Verizon, initiate Prime Time and enjoy these ICS treats and much more.

  • Tkun

    So if there no longer going to be a vertical scrolling app drawer on the stock launcher, that'll be a bit of a bummer, since it looks so nice otherwise. Anyway, that's a minor gripe, I really really am loving the way ICS is shaping up. I especially like how there are now 4 dock icons instead of two, like on Gingerbread (which was one of the reasons I never used the Gingerbread launcher). The phone doesn't look too bad either, but I actually think it'd look like even better in white.

  • Matroska

    I am 95% sure that the phone in the second video is a Nexus S. The reason is that the size fits perfectly with a Nexus S and also the black border at the bottom is too thick and it is so thick because soft touch buttons are disabled.

    • Cameron Summerson

      No, it's the Prime.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Look at silver lining - the Nexus S doesn't have that.

    • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

      The camera isn't in quite the right place. It's too close to the right-hand edge of the phone. On the S it's closer to the speaker.

  • Chris

    This is the current frontrunner for my new phone. My Nexus One has been continuously bumping against the low memory alert, which has been causing all sorts of annoyances, especially as app updates create inevitable space creep.

    But of course it remains to be seen how long it takes to get to T-Mobile. Hopefully not later than Christmas.

  • Shane

    Naw, its not a Nexus S mate, sorry to kill your buzz, i just sat and compared the pics and video with Nexus S pics and video, its not nearly the same, the space at the bottom is probably to keep it uniform witht he space at the top.

  • Simon Belmont

    This looks pretty cool. I am glad to see that the 4.0 is finally confirmed. I am bummed about the CTIA thing being delayed though. That is a shame.

    I am still not sure if I am 100% on board with the Honeycomb style of multitasking / task switching on a smaller screen. It seems more efficient to have the icons just pop up in the middle of the screen so you can quickly peck at it to get the app you need to without lots of scrolling. I guess I will have to try it out in person when a vanilla ICS ROM gets made for my handset. Should be interesting.

  • Brian

    It would be nice if someone could throw a system dump out there...

    Just sayin'. ;)

  • Sorin

    Finally they got rid of the green-ish look and switched to blue like every other OS

    • http://profiles.google.com/ISantop Ian

      Ubuntu is purple...

  • d3vkit

    Sorry to nitpick, but "pretty too look at" should be "pretty to look at".

  • Michael

    I love how it turns the screen off. It's like turning a TV off!

    • Mario

      That came with Gingerbread too.

  • Mark Redman

    Here this might help with the different phones! I took the two and compared them together so you can see the differences. http://twitpic.com/6wjvl0

  • Shadow

    The most beautiful operating system ever?! it looks fenomenal smoth animation dark mature and sexy look. Congrats to El google

  • Darktanone

    What a mess! The start up animation is a joke. iPhone 4S has absolutely nothing to fear. Using that thing with one hand is a struggle and the UI is the same Honeycomb travesty. Why would they add such complexity to the OS? To me it's a fail and nowhere as responsive or as smooth as iOS. It's a disappointment!

    • Tr59210

      Seriously! I was like "what is that?!" the original nexus boot screen is better than that. Hope this isn't the actual boot screen animation...

  • Kevin

    I notice there's a "No SIM Card" prompt on the first two screenshots. Do Verizon/CDMA phones need these, or could this be a sign of a non-Verizon Prime?

    • Nocturnhabeo

      4g phones on Verizon use a type of sim card

  • Ryan

    So apparently I'm the only one who thinks that boot animation is very poorly done. It doesn't really have a good flow and seems very amateurish. I expect much more from Google.
    Also. where is the "menu" button. I see they got into the settings but how? And don't say they used the "recent/running apps" shortcut because that would be annoying.

  • thorgoth

    both the nexus one and nexus s boot animation have those coloured particles forming an X ... so i say this is not something that we can expect from a nexus device....

  • Nate

    Interesting that they got rid of droid sans.

  • Deven

    I have a question that everyone seem to have overlooked w hth ICS, How come we aren't seeing the tablet side of ICS. Like seeing it run on a tablet, i think its going to be as equly exciting

  • http://electrojelly.wordpress.com Emmanuel

    Google Chrome on tablets or gtfo.

  • Balastrea

    Any hope that this will show up on Sprint?
    I'm due for an upgrade from my EVO 4G and the iPhone 4S was a bit of a disappointment. I thought maybe the Galaxy S2 Touch, but if the Prime is going to be on Sprint I will just hold out on the Upgrade.

  • duffman

    Why don't people who leak stuff show us everything, I'd love to see the phone in profile and see the curve on it

  • joe

    Who built it? Motorola?

    • samsung

      Samsung made this one.

  • http://www.thepixelpuse.com aj

    So how much longer do you think it'll be before a full .apk for ICS leaks. I mean, damn!