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Ice Cream Sandwich Successfully Ported to Droid Bionic

Google’s latest Android operating system, Ice Cream Sandwich, was successfully ported to a Droid Bionic by a developer on DroidForums.

This Ice Cream Sandwich port is based off Cyanogenmod 9, which was also used in the Ice Cream Sandwich port to the Kindle Fire and other devices as well. The developer reported that ICS is working well on the device. However, there are still some problems with 3G/4G data, camera and stable USB mounting support.

Tech site 9to5Google warned of possible problems with attempting to use the system. “This might be worth checking out if you’re daring, or in the mean time you can wait for the official release by Motorola in early 2012,” the site wrote.

Droid Forums also laid out more details on this Ice Cream Sandwich port. With the port, the graphics seem to be working smoothly, Adb is working, and the touchscreen is running well, along with Phone and SMS functioning properly.

Other fully functioning components include capacitative buttons, charging indicator, BlueTooth, Both SDCards, Built-in Screenshot, Reboot menu, GPS, audio and 1x data.

Ice Cream Sandwich has been successfully ported to other devices as well including the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet and Samsung Galaxy S2. The software is also expected to be included on the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S3 set for a mid-2012 launch.

Ice Cream Sandwich made its official debut on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus earlier this month. The smartphone was released as the flagship device for the new software and has already received rave reviews.

The official ICS update for the Samsung Galaxy S2 is expected to come sometime in the first quarter of 2012. Samsung is also considering creating an upgrade for the Galaxy S and the older version of the Galaxy Tab.

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