I managed to install the Android 4.0 SDK port on my Nexus S, just for the heck of trying it out and playing with Ice Cream Sandwich on a mobile device. We have already played with ICS on the computer (how to?). Let me make this clear in the start, this is just a developmental build and nothing at all works in it. If you are daring enough and still want to give ICS port a try on your phone, well, keep on reading then.
Google unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) at a special Google/Samsung event in Hong Kong last week. They talked about the various new features and additions they have made to the OS, like the new UI, improved apps etc. Google only showed how ICS will perform on the Android phones, but didn’t really talk how it would be on the tablets. After all, ICS is supposed to be the same on phones and tablets. We got our hands on the Android 4.0 SDK and explored a bit to get the tablet version working.
We just wrote a long tutorial on how you can install the Android SDK in Windows. For those who don’t want to install, but still would like to check out how is the new Android OS, here are some screenshots take from the Android 4.0 SDK Emulator. I spent a while exploring all the new features in the Android 4.0 and tried them out using the emulator. You can see the gallery of Android 4.0 screenshots after the jump.
Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, was announced by Google on October 19, and they also released the Android 4.0 SDK for developers to start building apps for Android devices. There is still no word when the first ICS device is going to hit the stores, but we know that it will be the new Google Galaxy Nexus, for sure! Galaxy Nexus will go on sale in the coming few weeks, but that doesn’t mean we can’t play with Android 4.0 by ourselves. I’m sure all of you are eager to try out Ice Cream Sandwich and what new features come […]
Haris Nadeem • October 23, 2011
The first port of the Android 4.0 SDK is finally available for the Nexus S. But, don’t get your hopes too high for now because it is hardly any functional. The touchscreen doesn’t work, and with that, the phone is pretty unusable. Ice Cream Sandwich,Android 4.0, was announced on 19th October in Hong Kong at a special Samsung/Google event where they also announced the next Google flagship device, Google Galaxy Nexus. However, Galaxy Nexus will be the first device to ship with Android 4.0 (ICS) on board, developers are trying hard to port the Android 4.0 SDK to as many […]
A video started floating over the Internet that a developer has managed to port the Android 4.0 SDK to the Nexus One – and from what we see, the performance isn’t that terrible as Gingerbread (Android 2.3) SDK was on the Nexus One. Nexus One is known to be out-dated compared to all the latest high-end devices coming out, but still, it gives hope to all the Nexus One owners that they might see the official (or even an unofficial) Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software update for their phone! Samsung Galaxy S II seems to be already on the […]
Google Galaxy Nexus is the first Android device to have the new Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0) running on board. But which phone will be next? There has been no word of what HTC devices will get the ICS update first, but looks like we already have Samsung’s best phone in the line for an ICS 4.0 software update. According to SamFirmware, a few insiders at Samsung have confirmed that Samsung Galaxy S II will be getting the new Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) software update, early next year. Honestly, I would love to see what Samsung does to add […]