No Ice Cream Sandwich for Nexus One owners

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.

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IllusionRSN2309d ago

Ugh, that sucks.. Glad I own an iPhone!! lol

fatstarr2308d ago

Have fun buying all the upcoming models

-Mezzo-2308d ago

Seriously, man this Fanboy stuff is everywhere in everything.

Sierra1172309d ago

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.

-Mezzo-2308d ago

Agreed, but some fanboy will & are spinning it around into a major failure.

Speed-Racer2309d ago

What a shame, but the reason is valid imo.

fatstarr2308d ago

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.

starcb262308d ago

I don't think the nexus one has bloatware, because you had to buy it unlocked. I'm not sure though.

fatstarr2306d ago

If i saw some low ends running 2.3 I wont believe that a one time flagship phone cant run 4.0

-Mezzo-2308d ago

Agreed, reason does indeed looks valid, i guess Nexus 1 users have no choice but to upgrade to a Smartphone that supports it.

Serg2309d ago

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.

Speed-Racer2309d ago

What are your opinions on hardware performance? DO you think ICS would run decently on N1 hardware?

Serg2309d ago

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.

jidery2309d ago

Wonder if XDA is able to do it though. Maybe they can reduce the bloat.

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