After the Apple iPhone 4S launch and the tragic loss of Pioneer Steve Jobs, it’s Google’s time to rank high in search results. Why you ask? Well, they just revealed Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and also launched the Galaxy Nexus. The new upgraded and revamped mix of an operating system looks pretty good and gets some new and interesting features as well.
But, what all those Android users are searching for right now, is if their Android device can run the new operating system. Well, if you happen to own one of Google’s very first Android device, the Nexus One, then you’re in for a surprise.
A complete port of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus One is on it’s way and if you don’t believe that, you can check out the video at the end of the post. The Nexus One is Google’s first Android device and is about 2 years old now, but it still can run things, including Ice Cream Sandwich. Well, it does have some problems though, as the hardware is outdated and stuff. This is a direct port of the Android 4.0 SDK, so obviously there will be lot of bugs. Even the Settings app crashed. So, yes it’s not perfect, but it works.
Soon, there will be a proper build for the HTC Nexus One, most likely coming from the same developer who has pulled off this maneuver. It would be great if other such Android phones got the latest upgrade too, but we must wait. The Google Nexus S, predecessor to the Galaxy Nexus hasn’t got the update yet, but yes it’ll soon and then it may start rolling out to compatible high-end devices. For now, check out the video of Android Ice Cream Sandwich on Nexus One.