Google has confirmed that Ice Cream Sandwich will not be made available to HTC Nexus One users, while Samsung Nexus S users will receive their update within a few weeks.
Ugh, that sucks.. Glad I own an iPhone!! lol
Have fun buying all the upcoming models
lol so true
Seriously, man this Fanboy stuff is everywhere in everything.
Ah, that sucks. But it's a valid reason and they just want the user experience to be the best for everyone. Also goes to show that the OS is quite powerful.
Agreed, but some fanboy will & are spinning it around into a major failure.
What a shame, but the reason is valid imo.
yes its too slow to run it with bloatware on the phones but I don't believe it they just don't wanna port it over.
I don't think the nexus one has bloatware, because you had to buy it unlocked. I'm not sure though.
If i saw some low ends running 2.3 I wont believe that a one time flagship phone cant run 4.0
Agreed, reason does indeed looks valid, i guess Nexus 1 users have no choice but to upgrade to a Smartphone that supports it.
The reason is storage space, plain and simple. ICS is approximatly twice the size of GB, and considering GB took 2/3 of N1s storage space it's simply not possible to make an official update. To update you would need an SD card, and not every N1 owner has one. Plus, if the SD card dies the whole phone is bricked, which is an even uglier stain on googles reputation than having no update at all. I am certain the CyanogenMod devs will have ICS running on it by January.
What are your opinions on hardware performance? DO you think ICS would run decently on N1 hardware?
I see no reason why it shouldn't. It has a 1GHz processor and 512MB of ram after all, GPU aside, same specs as the Nexus S. The problem is the 512MB storage (~190 of which are available to the user after squeezing GB on it). I do not know what the current situation is (Pretty much sold my soul to Samsung after getting my hands on a Galaxy S :P), but back when the N1 was released, HTC had a habit of putting miserably small internal storage into their phones. The sole reason App2SD exists. I am currently running android 2.3.7 in the form of MIUI custom rom and absolutely love it. It's a bit iPhone-ish but easily solved by installing a custom launcher and a different system theme (GO Launcher is amazing). The customization alone is worth a try. When the Sensation came out countless requests for a lockscreen port surfaced. I installed a theme using the built in theme manager and I had the exact same lockscreen :P. Also, I am certain I will have ICS running before anyone at Samsung even considers a Galaxy S update.
Wonder if XDA is able to do it though. Maybe they can reduce the bloat.
the day this drops im rooting my phone and puttin the 4.0 rom on it. Im positive all the phones that came out this year can run it.
Though i don't have a Nexus One, but it sure sucks for the Nexus One owners.
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