Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Source Now Available – Coming to an Android Near you Soon!

November 20, 2011
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Great news everyone! As I write this, the Android Dev team is uploading theĀ Ice Cream SandwichĀ (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 itĀ will take some time to complete. If you sync before itā€™s done, youā€™llĀ get an incomplete copy that you wonā€™t be able to use, so please waitĀ for us to give the all-clear before you sync.Ā This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, whichĀ is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the firstĀ Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device buildĀ target named ā€œfull_maguroā€ that you can use to build a system imageĀ for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will comeĀ 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?