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Android 4.0 SDK Ported to Nexus One, Doesn’t Perform Terribly Bad [Video]

One drl337md from YouTube coyly posted a video showing off a Nexus One running Android 4.0. It’s an SDK port, and as such things likely aren’t all where they need to be. Despite that fact, and despite the fact that the Nexus One is considered outdated up against today’s high-end phones, the results didn’t seem all that bad. Perhaps with a bit of optimization Google certainly will be able to bring Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nexus One. At the very least, we’re happy the community will at least try. Check above for the full video.

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  • zapote21

    One word: CM9. That is all

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_MRXKXFO5F7NVWFJHNZFO7NEHVY Big R

      I agree. They said they would be releasing to AOSP soon which means the Cyanogen team will be working it. I am still getting the GNex, I just hoped for a lot more.

  • RitishOemraw

    Ohhh there is hope for my aging N1..yet I am still gonna get the GNexus

    • Kevin Cox

      I’m going to buy a used N1 one of these days. I can’t even use it on Verizon but I just love that phone.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jason-Hight/1143997714 Jason Hight

        You know, I was considering buying a used one too, and then getting that new $30 t-mo plan. But I’m amazed at how expensive the N1 still is…

        • Kevin Cox

          Yeah it looks like they are all still 200 and up from what I’ve been seen. I mean, I got the OG Incredible so I have the next closest thing on Verizon but it’s just not the same. Who know you could have sentimental attachment to a phone you’ve never owned.

        • J450NM

          Ill sell you mine 150.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=730504600 James TechnoBrotha Abraham

          I’m currently using a rooted Captivate, but I still have and use my Nexus One, so I’m not surprised at all(Not even the most brainwashed IOS fanboy would pay even $100 for an original iPhone!). That’s the very example I use to show my peers how valuable/desirable the pure Google experience is! If the carriers ever got a real clue, they’d ALL have a Nexus/”Vanilla” Android phone in their lineup. IMO, it would probably be their best seller.

          • Matthew Sullivan

            the original iphone is like 4 years old now the Nex1 is like a year and a half idk many people who would pay a $100 for a 4 year old smartphone

      • dan_gallo

        I dont know why but me too. I love the Nexus one a lot! I am going to but one because it is still Google’s official phone and i am going to start to read sdk so i need the Nexus as my dev phone. Ps. i have the evo 3d which is more then twice as fast, better camera, and bigger screen and there is still some weird appeal that i have to the N1 lol

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Riddle/1431550050 Nicholas Riddle

        gonna be selling mine once i get the new nexus. 150 with a cracked screen. cost around 25 to get a new screen just gotta have someone put it on. i just dont have the balls to take my phone apart lol

  • Christopher Seavey

    It’ll be much, much better when the source code is released.

  • MarcusDW

    ICS will be on everything one way or another. This is awesome.

  • http://twitter.com/kde4u kde4u

    Isn’t it a 3.x kernel on the ICS ? The video is showing a 2.6.x kernelhttp://

    • Eyad (formerly CTownOL)

      The Linux 3 is just a continuation of Linux 2.6. Everyone just got bored of naming the next release 2.6.X.Y (and then distributions appended a “-Z” for their in house bug fixes). It was getting ridiculous!

    • Lux Ferro

      it’s 2.6.x because that is the version in the SDK emulator. Real ICS has a 3.x.x

  • hulk smash

    Throw this away please!

  • Jeff72

    Show me it running on a G1 and i’ll be impressed.

    • Hassan Ali

      they already did honeycomb on the g1 so ics shouldn’t be hard

  • http://profiles.google.com/felix.a.gutierrez.santolino Félix Antonio Gutiérrez Santol

    Great so see it…i bet my Nexus One still has a ton of miles ahead ;)

  • lolobabes

    I was a bit disappointed and sad when I began reading from other sites that N1 may not get the ICS due to the gpu issue, I guess there is hope then. Please…

  • No_Nickname90

    That’s why I loved the Nexus 1. It was my first Android phone. *brings back memories*