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.
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HTC HD2 has long been a favorite of high-end hardware enthusiasts and modders. Though it launched with Windows Mobile 6.5 nearly two years ago, its hack-friendly architecture lets it see a release of pretty much every new Android operating system. Count the newest among the list: an intrepid modder has shoehorned Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich onto the aging hardware. The ROM comes from "tytung", who's naturally a denizen of XDA-Developers.
source code dropped that Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs would begin to come out. Lo and behold, some extremely sleepy custom ROM builders have already got Android 4.0 running on retail hardware. The first two devices to see early ports are the Samsung Galaxy S II and the LG Optimus 3D.
Ice Cream Sandwich source code was released, thousands of Android devs were hard at work on ROMs, ports and other projects. It looks like YouTube user pfefferzlinaro gets to claim "first" on an ICS dev build: he's released a video of Ice Cream Sandwich running from source on a PandaBoard, output to a monitor or small television. The build is extremely early and far from functional but it is, well, first.
Ice Cream Sandwich source code is available, the team is hard at work on an Android 4.0 version. Cyanogen and his teammates only work with AOSP code, so they haven't bothered with the various SDK ports that have popped up recently. Steve "Cyanogen" Kondik confirmed that work has begun in his Twitter feed.
Ice Cream Sandwich source code in the Android AOSP directory. Eager developers can download it right now and get cracking on ROMs and apps. The release is weeks before anyone expected the full source code to be available.
Galaxy Note to the list. This awesome device announced back at IFA is a 5.3" Super AMOLED packing smartphone -- or tablet, or whatever you want to call it. While not yet available in the U.S. and may never will be, Samsung has already released the source code for said device.
released the source code for the LTE-sporting DROID BIONIC, and the Android masses are waiting on their custom software. We can rebuild it. We have the code. Make it, and fame and adulation on countless Android forums are yours for the taking. Get going!