by Bern Oliver, 1 year ago
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been recently announced by Google, and with its release, a lot of Android users can’t help but wonder if such OS will work on their old smartphone or tablet….
Samsung Galaxy S owners rejoice, as you may be one of the few lucky owners of having Ice Cream Sandwich for your phone. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich was recently ported to the Google Nexus S, but that doesn’t stop it from being ported to other devices such as the Galaxy S.
For those of you who still sport the prehistoric outdated versions of Android on your Galaxy S, the long wait is finally over as XDA Developers members galnet and lttldvl, known for their outstanding work in MIUI development, are spearheading the team for porting ICS to the Samsung Galaxy S.
It’s good to know that the Galaxy S is part of the list of devices to get ports for and successfully run ICS. However, we might expect a few flaws, bugs, and glitches as the port has not yet been released in alpha or beta variants. The project is still ongoing, but the recent version is already packed with all the nifty ICS goodness.
This certainly is good news, as we could be seeing more and more devices having ported ICS ROMs in the near future. Google, however, made no plans of releasing the ICS source code just yet, as devs are still planning to wrap things up once their flagship phone, the Galaxy Nexus, hits stores this coming November 17.
Once Google officially releases the ICS source code, we could probably expect faster, stable, and functional custom-made ICS ROMs to be ported to many devices. Just shortly after Google announced the release of the Android 4.0 SDK, companies like ASUS and Motorola have already made plans of supporting their devices with the latest update of Android 4.0. So, it won’t be long before we’d see such custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs for various Android devices.