Android Ice Cream Sandwich on Raspberry Pi – Let Porting Commence

One of the Raspberry Pi team members has begun porting Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Pi computer, and is already making “great progress.” A $25 Android computer? We’ll take three.

Raspberry Pi’s Naren is porting Android 4.0 to the Raspberry Pi, and has produced a neat little video of the software in action, as was revealed yesterday on the official Raspberry Pi blog. By the sound of it, this project is not too far off a workable release, either.

Hardware acceleration for graphics has been implemented, with just “AudioFlinger support” to be worked on. There are plans to release a version for tech tinkerers to play with in due time as well – presumably from the Raspberry Pi website. Stay tuned for more.

The Raspberry Pi is the world-famous $25 computer, intended to become a low-cost learning tool that might just kick-start a few kids’ careers in computing. We’re busy working on a review of the teeny computer right now, so check back soon for the verdict.

Need some inspiration for ideas of what to do with one? Read our 10 best uses for the Raspberry Pi feature.

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