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diogen
11-22-2011, 12:21 PM
Exactly a week ago the source code for Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) was released (http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/14/ice-cream-sandwich-source-code-released-sync-pending-go-ahead-f/) to the public.
And even before the first official ICS handsets showed up on the shelves, it has been ported to a bunch (http://www.xda-developers.com/android/nexus-one-too-old-for-ics-get-real-aosp-based-builds-arrive-for-various-devices/)of (older) handsets.

The latest member (http://www.xda-developers.com/android/ics-aosp-hits-the-hd2/) in this list is the 2+ year old HTC HD2 (http://www.gsmarena.com/htc_hd2-2957.php) that started its life with Windows Mobile 6.5.
Ice Cream Sandwich ported to older Android devices | The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/20/2575728/android-ice-cream-sandwich-ports)

It must be noted, this is AOSP code.
Meaning, hardware specific acceleration (e.g. Mali-400 in the Galaxy S II) will have to wait for official update.

The tablet version should arrive (http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/22/2580128/asus-eee-pad-transformer-prime-ice-cream-sandwich-video) shortly...

Diogen.

EDIT:
What's interesting, the Honeycomb code was also included in the source dump.
I guess, to make the complains of open source purists go away.
The catch: the Honeycomb specific code isn't flagged as such...

Rey
11-22-2011, 12:48 PM
looking forward to this. honeycomb feels like an unfinished product. my opinion anyway.

diogen
11-22-2011, 01:08 PM
Those ICS ports are still very raw, alpha level most of the time.
But considering just one week has passed, it is really promising.
CyanogenMod 9 is expected in January...

Diogen.

JAG72
11-22-2011, 04:49 PM
looking forward to this. honeycomb feels like an unfinished product. my opinion anyway.

You have an android tablet? I thought honeycomb was only released on the tablets. Isn't gingerbread the release that all of the phones are on?

Rey
11-22-2011, 04:52 PM
You have an android tablet? I thought honeycomb was only released on the tablets. Isn't gingerbread the release that all of the phones are on?
I also have an android tablet.ics will be for all I believe.and yes I'm typing this from my iPad :D

JAG72
11-22-2011, 04:54 PM
I also have an android tablet.ics will be for all I believe.and yes I'm typing this from my iPad :D

What tablet did you get?

Rey
11-22-2011, 05:42 PM
What tablet did you get?
Asus.incredible android tablet.hate honeycomb though.

John Kotches
11-22-2011, 08:58 PM
I'll pick up a transformer prime when our bonuses pay out in March.

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JamesJ
11-23-2011, 10:14 AM
Ill gladly take that back off your hands for an ipad :)

diogen
11-24-2011, 08:51 AM
Even the handset that started the Android expansion, joins the Ice Cream Sandwich party...
Android 4.0 AOSP ported to the HTC G1 in alpha form | The Verge (http://www.theverge.com/2011/11/24/2584340/android-4-0-aosp-ported-to-the-htc-g1-in-alpha-form)

Diogen.

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