AOSP Ice Cream Sandwich Build Now Available for Nexus S, Nexus S 4G


The Nexus S will be first in line to receive an official build of Android 4.0 in due time, but patience isn’t a word found in too many Android users’ vocabulary. Thanks again to the industrious devs over at xda developers, last year’s Google flagship now has a build of Ice Cream Sandwich compiled directly from the AOSP source code. As expected, not all elements of the software are working as they should, but progress is being made quickly. Most notably, the phone’s camcorder is not working, though USB mass storage and WiFi have been worked out since the initial release. From what we are reading, the ROM is functional enough to warrant installation on your Nexus S or Nexus S 4G, though we suspect the average Android user may want to wait just a bit longer. Then again, Nexus S owners debating the installation of a custom Android 4.0 ROM don’t necessarily qualify as the “average” Android user, so have at it.

[via XDA | Thanks to all who sent this in!]

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  1. Flashed, and it’s running smoothly. :)

  2. ICS is a nice piece of work!  They’ve definitely outdone themselves with this and its gonna be hard to top it next year.

  3. eyup same here juat about everything works cant wait for a real ics phone next yr till then nexus s

  4. Running this on my nexus s.

    Sent from my nexus s.

    Running great btw, take that mytouch 4g fags

    1. why the f word? not cool man.

    2. What do mytouch 4g users have to do with this????

  5. ohhhh man, I bet we get the update on Christmas Day :P Wouldn’t that kick ass?

  6. Steve Kondik stated on his G+ page late last night that “ICS on the Galaxy Tab 10.1 is pretty great. Coming soon to a CM mirror near you”.

  7. Thanks Kwiboo!!!!

  8. I cant wait till this gets ported to my Galaxy S(t-mobile)….:-)

  9. Fascinate has had ICS since the 16th or 17th lol

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