Source Code for Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has now been made available for general public. The code is currently hosted on Android’s official website and is being downloaded by Devs and Mods around the globe rigorously. Mods and Devs are quite excited about Ice Cream Sandwich because of two reasons:-
- It is the next big thing in Smartphone OS because of its new, out-of-the-box features
- It works brilliant on both Tablet PCs and Smartphone thus mods and apps would run equally good on both
Rohan Shravan, Founder and CEO of Notion Ink unveiled in his WordPress blog that Source Code for Android v4.0 ICS would be made available for general public after 17th of November. There was no official confirmation from Google that they are planning to release Source Code for Android v4.0 ICS on 17th of November but Rohan Shravan is a very knowledge person, he always stays well-informed with what’s going on in the heads of Android’s development team and hence might have attained this insider information.
He believes that once the Source Code of Android v4.0 ICS is released, Android’s modding community would get flooded with creative mods and interesting flavors of the New Android OS. One of the biggest advantages that Android has over other proprietary mobile phone OS is the fact that Android gives developers and modders a space to create and experiment their thoughts & ideas.
Source Code for Android comes before Galaxy Nexus
As a matter of Co-incidence, November 17th is also the slated launch date of Google’s flagship Android v4.0 ICS Smartphone – Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It was rumored, not too long ago, that Samsung has postponed the release of Samsung Galaxy Nexus to an undefined date in December but recently Samsung cleared that up by putting a stamp on 17th of November.
Since, Source Code for Android v4.0 ICS has come to modders’ attention now, they would start working on creating custom ROMswhich would be available for people using old Android Smartphones. This action would bring a new life to phones which are currently running on Froyo or Gingerbread and might hurt the sentiments of Galaxy Nexus owners who spent a hefty amount to purchase Google’s flagship Smartphone.
Many Smartphone manufacturers like Samsung have confirmed that they are going to update its top-end Galaxy phones with Ice Cream Sandwich. Even if you Smartphone manufacturer haven’t given any indication about Ice Cream Sandwich update you can always find a custom ICS ROM, developed with Source Code for Android on the web. All thanks to Source Code for Android v4.0 ICS.
I want to see what CyanogenMod creates out of this Source Code for Android.
What are your expectations from Android v4.0 ICS?
[via Android Authority]