Within days after the source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) was released, a couple of Android smartphones have been bestowed unofficial builds of the latest Android version. It was only a matter of time before the developer community made a tablet version, a near-perfect build of which made it to the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101.
As shown in the video below, most of the fundamental Android features are working: the touchscreen, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, and Web browsing. In the meantime, the devs are still ironing out the kinks regarding GPS, sensors, graphical glitches, audio, and screen rotation.
The custom Android port is at a current state where it is still not ready for widespread adoption, although this will not stop a couple of daredevils to try it out while waiting for the official build from ASUS.
Launched on March 30 this year, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer currently runs on Android 3.2 Honeycomb. Its successor, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime, is scheduled for release next month in the U.S. and has been rumored to ship with ICS on board.
ASUS confirms the Transformer will be receiving an upgrade in the near future, although it’s not exactly clear when.
Do you own an ASUS Eee Pad Transformer and are you eager to get ICS on it from either ASUS or the devs that created the video above?
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Um, yes- very much wanting ICS on my TF101!