Ice Cream Sandwich Ready To Be Eaten!
By Will765 On 15 Nov, 2011 At 12:28 PM | Categorized As News | With 2 Comments

We have to now forgive Google for all the mess surrounding their Honeycomb operating system. Never releasing the source code caused great frustration for developers everywhere, and made porting the operating system to other tablets extremely difficult. Well, they have redeemed themselves by releasing the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich, and doing it much sooner than anyone could have expected.  Actually, the release comes before any device is being sold with ICS.  Interestingly, a software engineer at Google, Jean-Baptiste Queru, in announcing the release, states that “This release includes the full history of the Android source code tree, which naturally includes all the source code for the Honeycomb releases”. Finally, the Honeycomb code, but it’s a little late.  He further says “Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in. Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available”.  The version is 4.0.1, which will appear on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.  While Google is now releasing this to the public, it makes sense that it’s major partners have had the code for some time, and are well on the way towards bringing ICS updates to a variety of devices.  And of course, the hacking community will be drooling over this.  As previously noted, the computing power required to compile ICS is quite staggering, just read here- http://tabletroms.com/index.php/2011/10/23/getting-ready-to-build-ics-from-android-source-code-heavy-duty-machines-required/  .  While the need for a heavy-duty workstation will limit how many people can actually hack with ICS, there are plenty who do have those capabilities, so look forward to seeing ports in the next few weeks.

 

About - Bill Anderson posts under the clever alias will765. Gets to work from a home office for a piano moving company, in glorious Lake Hopatcong, NJ. Pretty new to android, but love technology and have been building my own(and friends)pc's for about 15 years


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  1. james valentin says:

    so does this mean we will see more custom roms on tablets such as toshiba thrive… so should i now root it? lol…am i correct on this??

  2. Hola! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and finally got the courage to go ahead and give you a shout out from Humble Tx! Just wanted to tell you keep up the excellent job!

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