CyanogenMod team, makers of the most widely-used custom ROM out there, have completely dropped support for the T-Mobile Galaxy S Vibrant. It's not a hardware issue, as CyanogenMod supports much older and weaker phones. No, the problem comes from Samsung's proprietary radio software, which is apparently keeping the custom version of Android from dialing 911.
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Galaxy Nexus features a bevvy of tweaks and improvements to the stock ROM, the most notable of which is an EXT4-formatted partition, making for faster memory and storage access throughout Ice Cream Sandwich.
Ice Cream Sandwich ported to the Atari 2600, so I could use it to run an Atari 2600 emulator. That hasn't happened, but in terms of wow factor, the latest ICS port isn't that far off. The HTC Universal, the Taiwanese company's gigantic flipping QWERTY Windows Mobile megadevice from 2005, has been given a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich via (where else?) the XDA Developers forum. The port is based off of CyanogenMod 9, the ICS version of the most popular custom Android ROM.
MIUI team, makers of arguably the second most popular custom ROM out there, has already begun porting their extensive set of Android customizations to run on Ice Cream Sandwich's open source code. The developers issued a special preview on their website, with a walk-through of the updated interface.
love us some custom ROMs here at Android Community, and perhaps none more than the venerable CyanogenMod. Steve Kondik and his team announced that they would begin on version 9 just after the Ice Cream Sandwich source code became available. While a full-feature release is still months away, you can try out an early version right now if you own a Galaxy S (international version) or Nexus S.
posted a rundown of RootzWiki's Alpha 2 version of CyanogenMod 7.1 for the TouchPad, with generally favorable results - it's amazingly stable for an alpha release on hardware that doesn't officially support it. The hardworking folks at RootzWiki have released a third alpha version, fixing various bugs and performance issues.
Transformer Prime gets all the attention at the moment, and rightly so. But if you're hanging on to your original Asus Eee Pad Transformer, or picking up a cheap one in a sweet Black Friday deal, you might want to have a look at this. The Transformer is joining the swelling ranks of phones and tablets with an early version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, made possible by the recently released open-source code.
MIUI custom Android ROM. According to MicGadget, China Telecom has ordered a staggering 2 million units of the new phone after an extremely promising pre-order period racked up 300,000 sales. The $315-equivelent phone is already on sale in China.
Ice Cream Sandwich are coming every day now, and while we aren't giving every single one its own story, this one deserves its time in the spotlight. The original 7-inch Galaxy Tab, the first mainstream Android tablet, is finally getting the OS it so richly deserves. The ever-vigilant members of XDA-Developers are testing out an alpha version of the ROM right now, and if you've got a Galaxy Tab handy, you can do the same.