“Will Ice Cream Sandwich require phones with more processing power now that the complex holographic UI is confirmed to be making its way to phones?” This was the thought-provoking question during the Android Q&A session at Google I/O that Andy Rubin was made to answer. Then, he briefly answered “Maybe, maybe not.”

As of this moment, there is no guarantee. However, Andy Rubin did confirm one thing, Google is definitely looking at introducing another phone that should blow the socks off of everyone and that should be able to handle Ice Cream Sandwich with ease. He also noted that they can’t announce anything just yet, but do know that an announcement is headed our way.

Here’s more. When asked about the Nexus 3 by Taylor from AndroidandMe, Andy Rubin said, “The Nexus has been the thing that we used to set the bar, and there’s always going to be new ones coming out in the market. We’ll make an announcement at some point in the future.”

Based on what Andy Rubin said, it looks like that we will be seeing the Nexus 3 soon. The Nexus 3 could very well be made by LG, powered by the incredibly powerful SoC, Tegra 3 Kal-El, and run Ice Cream Sandwich Android 2.4. If so, then this would probably be the greatest gift imaginable for Android enthusiasts. With its CPU five times faster than a Tegra 2, the Nexus 3 seems to be a gift from heaven.

While there are no official claims yet, we think that there is no doubt we will be seeing the best Nexus phone soon. Everyone seems very excited now, including me. So how about you? Hit us up in the comments and let us know your thoughts.

Source: Phandroid, AndroidAndMe


  • we all know a new one is coming, and most likely a nexus tablet. the question we have is, will this one push the hardware like the nexus one or will it just be a decent dev device like the nexus s?

  • Nexus line is always the leader of all the Android phones. They are always the first to get the taste of Android goodies.

  • jaime

    i just bought a nexus s a 4g and boy this is problably the best android phone ive ever had and ive had droid 1 incredible droid x thunderbolt evo 4g. it just feel so much more responsive much more smooth!!! love it if a nexus 3 comes out witch im hoping merry xmas 2 me!!! will not get any other phone but a nexus for now on

  • Kaitar

    But will it be on Verizon? :(