Google releases the source code of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
After forever and a half of waiting(In the dev world/fanboy world of android), Google has finally stepped up and released the source code of the OS Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. This is very good news for it means that devs ccan start cooking up some nice wholesome custom roms for our devices. Or if you have a newer Android device you may just wanna wait til you get the official ICS update.
The ICS source code can be found here. Google released the same version of the OS that is currently installed on the new Android smartphone Galaxy Nexus. The code comes with a complete history of versions before it, including the “lost” source code known as Honeycomb, which as I am sure you heard wasn’t available in the past. However, Google recommends developers to focus on ICS, for obvious reasons.
HTC as of right now seems to have a pretty good relationship with Google; which might just give them the edge to get ICS on their devices before a lot of other places do.
It may very well be that HTC Vivid and HTC Rezound will be the first HTC smartphones to get the famous Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.