Once the leaks start they just keep on coming. A Romanian site has scooped up some video of the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and more than anything it gives us our first real look at Ice Cream Sandwich.

If this is real what the hell is it doing in Romania, you ask? Good question, but way back in June it was Samsung Romania who all but confirmed the Nexus Prime (which we now believe will be called the Galaxy Nexus) on their Twitter feed.

The device we see looks much like what the rumors suggested. It looks as if hardware buttons are, indeed, no more, and those standard Android navigation buttons are now are part of the screen. It seems like it was done in a pretty clever way, so it won't look/feel much different from the Android 2.x experience, but it'll give us more screen real estate. There's also no dedicated search button anymore, but it seems to be replaced by a dedicated search bar at the top of the screen (I may miss the button). Ice Cream Sandwich looks more Honeycomb than Gingerbread, and we don't get a truth deep look into the OS, but it certainly seems to be a fast and smooth experience that would look right at home on a tablet or a phone.

What do you think, is this the real thing? Some skepticism is still warranted, as this could be yet another Honeycomb port that a developer has tinkered with, but this device looks a lot bigger than the Nexus S and it doesn't have hardware buttons. I'm going to go out on a limb and bet this is the real thing. What were you expecting from Ice Cream Sandwich? Does this stoke your fire or throw water on it? [Gadget.ro and BGR]


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