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Google Feeding Ice Cream Dogfood to Employees' Nexus S

By - Source: Android Police | B 16 comments

Dogfood has never been so delectable.

Are you a Nexus S owner eagerly awaiting to get Ice Cream Sandwich on your "Pure Google" phone? I am. That's it was great news to hear that Google employees are now "dogfooding" the Android 4.0 update on their Nexus S phones. (Dogfooding refers to the practice of employees using the products that their company makes.)

The news came out via Google+ social network, reported Android Police, but originating posts about it have since been deleted. Thanks to the magic of screenshots and re-shares, however, the proof remains.

Right now the update, which is distributed over-the-air, is limited strictly to Google employees for internal testing. Hopefully all is tasty and we'll get our chance at the bowl soon.

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    N.Broekhuijsen , December 3, 2011 5:40 PM
    Hmmm.... As having google developer status this would have become available to me.... unfortunately I don'y have a Nexus S
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    exzacklyright , December 3, 2011 8:41 PM
    I've had aosp ICS on my samsung fascinate for almost a month :) 
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    livebriand , December 3, 2011 9:00 PM
    It's nice to see that there are SOME companies out there that actually USE their own products. Maybe that's how companies finally realized that glossy palm rests and crap on laptops just annoy users and don't improve the laptop at all. It's amazing that they still won't offer a matte screen on those though.
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    mrkdilkington , December 3, 2011 9:34 PM
    exzacklyrightI've had aosp ICS on my samsung fascinate for almost a month
    On my Nexus S the current ICS builds are relatively laggy and have fps spikes. I've tried all the major ones but I always end up going back to CM7 gingerbread.
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    jsmakkar , December 3, 2011 10:03 PM
    That's an exciting news - I have a Nexus S and can't wait for new OS!!
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    dimar , December 3, 2011 10:49 PM
    Means Galaxy S is getting it too?? Similar hardware. Super Awesome :-)
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    Pyree , December 3, 2011 11:05 PM
    jsmakkarThat's an exciting news - I have a Nexus S and can't wait for new OS!!


    Same here.
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2011 11:11 PM
    Am i the only one getting annoyed with the names they are giving phones now, or tech items. Ice cream sandwitch, choclate....dog food? Gimme a frikkin break, its getting utterly retarded now.
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    jsmakkar , December 3, 2011 11:21 PM
    afkjkl2jlj2kljlslAm i the only one getting annoyed with the names they are giving phones now, or tech items. Ice cream sandwitch, choclate....dog food? Gimme a frikkin break, its getting utterly retarded now.


    Lollllll!!!!
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    Anonymous , December 3, 2011 11:37 PM
    Thats Tomshardware's fault. Android builds are alphabetical deserts, minus alpha and beta.
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    halls , December 4, 2011 11:03 AM
    Putting the word "dogfood" anywhere near the phrase "ice cream sandwich" kills my appetite =(
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    wooodoggies , December 4, 2011 3:34 PM
    you simple minded cattle and your phones
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    Anonymous , December 4, 2011 7:10 PM
    Dogfood ? WTF? Another made up term by the tech industry.
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    Goldengoose , December 5, 2011 8:20 AM
    wooodoggiesyou simple minded cattle and your phones

    You simple minded cattle with your TV's, clothes, shoes, running water, electricity, computers, etc.

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    COLGeek , December 5, 2011 5:31 PM
    apclDogfood ? WTF? Another made up term by the tech industry.

    I comes from the term "eat your own dogfood", meaning to use one's own products (in this case) or to follow your own rules. Not a new term by any measure.
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    eddieroolz , December 6, 2011 9:57 AM
    Interesting, did not know such practice was called dogfooding.
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