Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) has finally landed, and now that we know what to expect feature-wise, it’s time to start worrying about who’s getting the update and when.
Well, according to Andy Rubin, Google’s SVP of Mobile, we mightn’t have very long to wait at all.
Rubin told AllThingsD that Ice Cream Sandwich is expected to start rolling out just “a matter of weeks” after the Samsung Galaxy Nexus goes on sale. It’ll be available next month in select countries, including the UK and the US.
If that is indeed the case, that’d be a marked improvement over previous Android update rollouts. The SDK has already been released to developers so they can start creating apps for the platform.
But pumping out Ice Cream Sandwich might be easier said than done. HTC, for one, faces a tough slog, with its countless handsets and deeply engrained HTC Sense UI.
At present, the Google Nexus S is the only other handset 100% confirmed for Ice Cream Sandwich action, however no date has been mentioned.