If you had any lingering doubts that Samsung’s upcoming Unpacked event would serve as a launching pad for Ice Cream Sandwich (the next major build of Android), let them be cast away: Google has just gone and confirmed it themselves.
Early this morning, the Android Developer YouTube channel (which serves as the official video repository for Google’s Android Dev group) put up a placeholder page for the livestream of the October 11th event. Nothing too unusual there.
What is unusual, though, is the name of the placeholder. Rather than “Samsung Unpacked!”, or “A Special Event From Samsung And Google”, or anything else even somewhat vague, they just come right out and say it: it’s the Android ICS Launch.
Between Ice Cream Sandwich and the unveiling of the Galaxy Nexus (the device formerly known as the Nexus Prime), this event is absolutely shaping up to be one to watch. We’ll be there bringin’ back all the details as they break, so be sure to tune in next week.
Update: It’s been pulled!