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Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' source code is now available

Android 4.0 ICS source code is now available

Anthony Garreffa | Nov 14, 2011 at 11:23 pm CST (0 mins, 43 secs time to read)

Google's tablet and smartphone OS, Android 4.0/Ice Cream Sandwich has been shown off in various forms over the past few months, most notably on Samsung's Galaxy Nexus. But now, Google have announced through their AndroidDev twitter account that the source code for ICS is available to the general public.

Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' source code is now available |

This means that manufacturers can start building Android 4.0 updates for their devices, but more importantly, it will allow the community to get their hands sticky with ICS. Community developers such as CyanogenMod and MIUI can start building their custom ROMs which should keep us happy until manufacturers go through lengthy internal and external testing cycles.

The Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) source code never made it to the general public, so this marks the first time [and exciting] we'll see a Tablet-based custom ROM. Hopefully Samsung can crank out an ICS update to the Galaxy S II soon!

Last updated: Apr 7, 2020 at 11:23 am CDT

Anthony Garreffa

ABOUT THE AUTHOR - Anthony Garreffa

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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