Tuesday , June 5 2018

Android 4 Ice Cream Sandwich Source Code now available


So we’ve all been waiting with bated breath for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to come to our devices. Today is the first firm step in that process.

Google today announced today via their AndroidDev twitter account that the source code is now available for the general public. This means that manufacturers can start building the Android 4.0 updates for their devices. Most manufacturers get an early preview of the Android source code so they can start building their skins and prepping for it’s release, but by making this code publicly available it means community developers such as CyanogenMod and MIUI can start building their custom ROMs to fill the void while manufacturers go through lengthy internal and external testing cycles.

Considering the Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code was never released to the general public, this will be the first time we could see a nice Tablet centric custom ROM.

So if you’re a developer, get cracking. If you’re a regular user, start getting excited, because with the release of the source code, we can guarantee that manufacturers will start to confirm which devices will recieve updates and possible start giving some dates for when the sugary goodness to hit phones.

Source: @AndroidDev, and Android Groups Page.

Irwin Proud  

22 comments

  1. i had ICS port for my galaxy s i9000

  2.  waiting for galaxy s2 release
     

  3. All these updates are making me hungry!

  4. Direct from twitter @cyanogen “We’re still going to get CM7.2 out the door while CM9 is being worked on.”

  5. This is all well and good but when will I see it on my iPhone 4S?

  6. To those talking about older devices, remember that ICS will run fine on a Nexus S, so you don’t need a dual core phone or anything fancy to run it. I think the biggest issue will be internal memory size for some of the older phones. HTC Desire comes to mind. I can’t see any reason why it won’t run on my Motorola Defy…

    Fingers crossed…

  7. Starting to click check for updates on my Nexus S, which will arrive first, OTA ICS for Nexus S or my Galaxy Nexus??

  8. Not going to help those of us on older devices. ICS for the HTC Legend, I don’t think so.

  9. “If you’re a regular user, start getting excited, because with the release of the source code, we can guarantee that manufacturers will start to confirm which devices will recieve updates and possible start giving some dates for when the sugary goodness to hit phones.”Manufacturers smanufacturers. Come on XDA and Cyanogen! Papa wants a brand new rom.

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