Great news everyone! As I write this, the Android Dev team is uploading the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) source code. While they are saying that it’s a massive release, and it’s not currently finished, it should be completed very soon. Furthermore, this is the same release as what’s going to be on the Galaxy Nexus, which is Android. 4.0.1.
According to the Android team:
However since this is a large push, please be aware that it will take some time to complete. If you sync before it’s done, you’ll get an incomplete copy that you won’t be able to use, so please wait for us to give the all-clear before you sync. This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build target named “full_maguro” that you can use to build a system image for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come later.
It’s important to remember that this code is specific to the Galaxy Nexus, but you can be sure that top tier Android Devs, manufacturers, and others are going to be salivating over this super fresh code. Industry pundits that watch the mobile OS space closely are saying that what the Android Development team has done here is nothing short of amazing, and some are even saying that Android 4.0 is one to two years ahead of anything, including what’s available from that “fruit company”.
Furthermore, we already know that the Galaxy S II has a working port, as does the Optimus 3D and the original Galaxy S, with even more on the way. What device do you want to see Ice Cream Sandwich Android 4.0 on?
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