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[SG]Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to Nexus S

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It appears that the folks at XDA Developers Forum have gotten a radically early port of the newest and still unreleased version of Android, that being 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich, working on the Samsung Nexus S. It makes sense that this would be the first device to get the newest Android working since it is the second-newest Google hero device having been released with Android 2.3 Gingerbread back quite a few months ago. Now that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been announced and Ice Cream Sandwich is officially heading to the wild, it’s been caught early via the released-to-developers SDK environment and converted to a working ROM by no less than a couple of intrepid developers hacking away all night.
For those of you crazy kids with the Nexus S, the XDA boys have done it again. I know I'd be doing it if I had one.

Took them long enough

also for those of you who didn't know and something I found interesting ICS supports controllers apparently. Source
Edited by Shadowclock - 10/25/11 at 2:20pm
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I'd rather wait for a rom that doesn't become outdated in a few weeks with the source code. SDK port is bad. Source port is good.
Edited by AMDPhenomX4 - 10/25/11 at 2:22pm
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I don't know anything about Android 4, what is it's "purpose"?
I mean how 2.x is for phones and 3.x is for tablets, what is being done differently with 4.0?
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I don't know anything about Android 4, what is it's "purpose"?
I mean how 2.x is for phones and 3.x is for tablets, what is being done differently with 4.0?
It suppose to bridge the gap between 2.x and 3.x in some form or another. Like iOS across apple devices.
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It suppose to bridge the gap between 2.x and 3.x in some form or another. Like iOS across apple devices.
Gotcha, I figured as much. Thanks. Any word on performance? When my droid 2 got gingerbread I downgraded to 2.2 and installed Cyanogenmod 7 because 2.3 sucked so bad on my device.
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Gotcha, I figured as much. Thanks. Any word on performance? When my droid 2 got gingerbread I downgraded to 2.2 and installed Cyanogenmod 7 because 2.3 sucked so bad on my device.
2.3 must not be that bad on you're device since thats what CM7 is based off of

I honestly have no idea about performance of ICS, but i'm sure it will run great on current and newer devices that are coming.
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2.3 must not be that bad on you're device since thats what CM7 is based off of

I honestly have no idea about performance of ICS, but i'm sure it will run great on current and newer devices that are coming.
I'm not sure really which one I installed, it was a very rushed process. But I meant STOCK 2.3 at least on the D2. Although I'm sure that has much more to do with Motorola's stupid Motoblur BS. I had to downgrade to 2.2 kernel before the cyanogenmod install though.
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I will try a source code port on my SGS2

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