Nexus One gets cut from the Ice Cream Sandwich wish-list, but is there still hope? (VIDEO)
10/26/2011 03:48 PM Filed in: Android
Every one with an Android device is eagerly waiting to see if their mobile phone will get the upgrade to Google’s highly anticipated Ice Cream Sandwich OS.
As for all you HTC Nexus One fans, it might be a good idea to scratch Android’s latest 4.0 operating system off your wish list. The “super phone” that started the famous Nexus series, has been given the boot by Google. The Nexus One was released in january of 2010 and shortly after Google stopped supporting its flagship smartphone. Many Nexus One customers (including someone I know) and developers are annoyed to hear the lack of support for Android 4.0. Hugo Barra said the hardware was just to old to run the new operating system.
But just because Google has decided not to let Nexus One customers upgrade to Ice Cream Sandwich, doesn’t mean they can’t have some fun. A couple of developers have been working hard to port Android’s latest unreleased mobile OS to the Nexus S and now the Nexus One seems to be getting the treatment. For now, the port works on the Nexus One and Nexus S, the OS is laggy, audio and Wi-Fi are not working properly but thats expected from an early port. Hopefully the developers can smooth out the wrinkles and give the dated “super phone” new life. Check out the video below of Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich ported to the Nexus One.
Do you have a Nexus One? Will you try and port your phone to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich or do you think its time for an upgrade? Leave your comments below.
Source: The Telegraph, Stuff-review