You had to see this coming and many of you have actually been waiting for this moment. Android’s first successful “budget” tablet — the Kindle Fire — has finally gotten its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich thanks to the tireless Android modding community who dropped a pre-alpha AOSP ROM for the device early today.
Just how pre-alpha is this build you ask? Liliputing provided a video of Kindle Fire running ICS and I’d have to say, it doesn’t look too shabby. While still very much a work-in-progress, the processor seems to handle the ROM quite smoothly with most of the kinks coming form the software side of things where audio and video functionality are currently broken. Developers did manage to find a fix for the SD card storage problem they were having where the device wouldn’t recognize internal storage. Progress seems to be moving along nicely.
Special thanks to JackpotClavin for getting the pre-alpha ROM up and running. For the adventurous or extremely curious, you can hit up the XDA source link for all the downloads and Liliputing put together a handy quick guide for getting it up and running on your rooted Kindle Fire. If you guys decide to give it a try, check back in here and let us know how it went.
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