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Samsung Galaxy Nexus Release Date: Nexus One Gets Ice Cream Sandwich OS Port

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By Fionna Agomuoh , Christian Post Contributor
October 24, 2011|8:08 pm

The Nexus One is now the second Android 2.3, Gingerbread powered smartphone to receive an Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich port.

A developer who goes by the name dr1337md on YouTube has uploaded a video demonstrating his port of Ice Cream Sandwich onto the Nexus One.

dr1337md reports that his port of the new operating system has been overall successful.

However a few bugs still exist, including, a slight lag in functioning, non-working audio, video decoding and Wi-Fi.

Samsung and Google released the Android 4.0 SDK after the "Samsung Mobile Unpacked: Google Episode" media event in order for developers to begin creating apps for the system.

Since then, a number of developers have attempted to port Ice Cream Sandwich onto older models of Android phones.

Previously, the Nexus S 4G received an Ice Cream Sandwich port by an Android Central forum user who goes by the name Breezy.

Engadget reported that Breezy has had success porting Ice Cream Sandwich's Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, cellular data and touch screen.

However, according to Engadget, the Wi-Fi is currently "non-functioning" and the touchscreen is "wonky."

The first smartphone to run Ice Cream Sandwich is the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which was unveiled alongside the OS at “Samsung Mobile Unpacked” on Oct. 19.

A number of Android 2.3, Gingerbread phones are expected to receive upgrades to the new operating system, including the Nexus One, the Nexus S, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Motorola DROID Bionic.

Smartphones and tablet computers expected to release with Ice Cream Sandwich preloaded include the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer, the ASUS Eee Pad Transformer Prime and the ASUS Pad Phone.

Google has stated that every Android 2.3, Gingerbread powered phone has the ability to run Ice Cream Sandwich.

However, several sources note that the various networks and manufacturers of Android phones will determine what devices will get the Ice Cream Sandwich update, and when they will be released.

Updates could take from several weeks to several months.

 

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