With the Samsung Galaxy Nexus still a couple of weeks from
going on sale, it looks as if we would have to wait for our first taste of Ice
Cream Sandwich (ICS), but not so if you are the owner of a Samsung Galaxy S.
It was last week when the ICS SDK and sources appeared
across the web and it was then only a matter of time before we started seeing
it ported onto devices across the web.
First up was the Google Nexus S at the end of last week and now it
has emerged that an early version of ICS has been successfully ported onto the
Samsung Galaxy S. However the port is still in the
alpha stage and fairly unstable. It will still need quite a bit of work before it gets a full public
release, but for Galaxy S owners it’s certainly good news.
The port was worked on by XDA members and MiUi developers,
lttldvl and galnet, with the latter warning: “Ok, it’s uploaded but please remember
this is for development purposes only, and should not be flashed by newbies or
ICS is promising a radical redesign of the Android interface
and many mobile users will want to get their hands on it as soon as possible.
Android has had many well-reported problems in the past with releasing updates to older handsets,
but we’re hoping that the new unifying version of Android will solve some of
Have you managed to get ICS working on your Galaxy S or
Nexus S? Let us know in the comments below.
Source: XDA members