Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Open Source Code Released – Download Now!
As Promised, Google finally has released the Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (and Honeycomb) into the open source community. This means anyone can download the new mobile OS and start working with it. So, the big Android Manufacturers like Motorola, HTC, LG can start cranking away at their own customized versions of Ice Cream Sandwich.
This Android Open-Source Project (ASOP) has announced that the source cde of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available. This is the laest version of Android’s OS that we will be ssing on the upcoming Galaxy Nexus, and on other upcoming devices.
This release comes ahead of the first Ice cream sandwich device, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus which launches on the 17th November 2011. Android 4.0 Ice Cream sandwich is designed to run on both Tablets and Smartphones, and this is the first time, Google to release an open source version of Android for tablets, as they didn’t release Android 3.0 Honeycomb as an open-source in the past.
The source code released is Technically for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the exact one we’ll see on the Galaxy Nexus. Developers can build themselves a fully working system image for the new flagship phone using an included device build target.
This should also enable developers to statrt creating Cusom ROMs like the popular CyanogenMod out of officially available source code. This release also includes the full history of the Android code tree, which includes Honeycomb. You might head over to the post on the Android Building Google Group for the links to download. Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be also coming to the older devices, such as Galaxy S, as well as new products. This new OS includes improvements in font handling, a revamped interface, face unlock, screenshots, better folders and a refreshed look that removes much of the UI chrome for a more typographic look.
From The Source:
This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build target named “full_maguro” that you can use to build a system image for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come later.
Want to grab more detailed information on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, head over to Android Open Source Project.
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