Really, this video proves that the Android Ice Cream Sandwich is the platform’s next big thing. Kindle Fire running Android Ice Cream Sandwich previewed ahead of the Verizon Galaxy Nexus release date.
So, you’re waiting for the Verizon Galaxy Nexus launch this month? Well, Kindle Fire is already eating Ice Cream Sandwich today courtesy of a hacker who ported the new Google platform into the cheap Android tablet. See the video below this article.
The new video was posted by g1011999, unveiling the new Android Ice Cream Sandwich running on Amazon’s cheap Kindle Fire. For starters, Kindle Fire is an Android-based tablet running the customized version of Android Gingerbread 2.3. Apparently, Amazon has decided to “hack” the Android to include the company’s products and services only, and to remove Google’s native services like the native browser (replaced by Silk browser) and the Android Market (replaced by Amazon’s App Store).
The guy named Stephen revealed that the Kindle Fire can run Android 4.0, in fact, the product of his preliminary porting shows that the touchscreen is functioning, and can also open the app menu and the settings menu. The hacker also opened the “about tablet” where the Android version and other information like Baseband, Kernel Version and Build Number are listed. According to Stephen, the version he used is Android 4.0.1 which is not the final version used by the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the first Android Ice Cream Sandwich device. According to reports, the new Android version used by the Galaxy Nexus is Android 4.1 which features the volume bug fix and other minor enhancements.
This is good news, especially if the hacker, and other hackers out there will continue the porting. The Kindle Fire is one of the cheapest Android tablets right now sporting the tag price of $199. The Amazon Kindle Fire is powered by a dual-core Texas Instruments SoC, with 512MB RAM and features a 7-inch screen which is similar to Research in Motion’s ill-fated BlackBerry PlayBook. According to Amazon, the Kindle Fire is the fastest selling Kindle to date.
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