The forthcoming version of Android, codenamed Ice Cream Sandwich, is confirmed to arrive sometime in the October/November timeframe and until now we haven’t got a really good look at it. The video below (via Engadget) is a two minute demo courtesy of an eBay shopper who claims to have received his Samsung Nexus S with a fresh installation of a pretty recent build of ICS (build IRK48).

Notables include redesigned menus, lock screen animation, widgets, camera UI, notification bar, a new Google Apps icon containing various Google services, and a vertical multitasking menu similar to Gingerbread that’s accessible from the home button. You can check out the video for yourself below.

Google recently posted documents on the Android dev blog giving insights into preparing Honeycomb apps to run on Ice Cream Sandwich in preparation for the launch.

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