Rohan Shravan, CEO of Notion Ink, updated a blog post yesterday with a rather nonchalant statement revealing that the source code behind Ice Cream Sandwich may be released November 17th. Yes, you read correctly – this Thursday may be the day.


Normally a remark like this wouldn't be taken at face value, but Shravan already has a track record with this sort of thing, having accurately predicted the release of Android Gingerbread last year. Shravan's claim seems even more plausible when considering the fact that the European Galaxy Nexus has been confirmed for launch on the 17th. You may also remember that Dan Morrill made it clear last month that Ice Cream Sandwich's source would not be released before the Galaxy Nexus.

Of course, without confirmation from Google, we can only wait in anticipation, but luckily we won't have to wait long before seeing if this statement in fact materializes.

Source: Notion Ink blog

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  • Walt Partlo

    Surely ICS source will not be available before the Galaxy Nexus, will it?

  • http://tantrajnaan.com Robert Dunn

    He also said ICS would be released/announced late October.

    • chris

      which it was. well if you consider the 18th late oct which most would.

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

        Not sure if it was a helpful supporting fact or an unsuccessful troll there from Mr. Dunn. Hrmm.

  • Fady Mahfouz

    CM9, here's your que.

  • http://www.vebsite.cz mino

    I dont understand why media write about this liar Rohan. It know nothing, only repeat what is leveraged in the medias. He said only what everybody know. Galaxy Nexus launch 17th november and then maybe will be release source code. When he predicted the release of Android Gingerbread last year, he only said what he read on web. When he predicted the announced of Android Honeycomb, he only repeat what Eric Schmidt said.
    He dont have any contacts on Google. Like budget tablets his Adam was realed with Android 2.x without Google Apps, dont have Honeycomb beacause wasnt source code and now he wait for source code od ICS and hope guys from tabletroms make port for Adam (yes without google apps).

  • Darkbotic

    Hmm. Google has an event on Nov. 16th.
    Perhaps, Galaxy Nexus launch?

  • blackroseMD1

    ICS source is being pushed to AOSP right now!!!