There’s some bad news for all those Nexus One owners. If you were all smiles about Google’s latest Android version, Ice Cream Sandwich, making it on to your phone, you’re going to be making a pout face in a few seconds. I’m not saying that the Nexus One is old or doesn’t have the power to run Android 4.0, but Google apparently thinks so.
Google has confirmed that their first flagship Android phone, the HTC Google Nexus One, will not be receiving the Ice Cream Sandwich update because of it’s old hardware. The Nexus One was announced early last year, and yes it does have old and out dated hardware. Since, the latest Android 4.0 version requires powerful hardware to run all the goodies, it’s a good choice made by Google. However, if you’re feeling let down, we do have something that’ll cheer you up.
The day Google released it’s Ice Cream Sandwich SDK to the public, some developer already ported it to the Nexus One. So, the development on that custom ROM is in the oven, it’s being cooked carefully for the Nexus One. The Nexus S however, will soon be treated with Ice Cream Sandwich, right after it goes live for everybody else in the world, after the Galaxy Nexus is available.
Ice Cream Sandwich is a heavily improved version of Android and has many new features. It’s a mixture of both Android Gingerbread and Honeycomb, which makes it the best of both tablet and mobile world. It’ll be a unified operating system for all Android based devices that will come out in the near future.