Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

Summary: It's getting there - The Kindle Fire would make a really good $200 Android ICS tablet.

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Can you get Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire? Of course you can!

Here's a hardware hacker called Steven showing us a demo on Android 4.0 ICS running on a Kindle Fire:

The hack is far from complete. Audio, WiFi, accelerometer and light sensor support support is still lacking. With it's dual-core CPU and $200 price tag, the Kindle Fire will make an awesome Android ICS tablet (except for maybe that 7-inch screen ... which no amount of tinkering with the OS can solve)!

More details over on the XDA Developer's forum.

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, Hardware

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  • RE: Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

    you know, for most of us 7" is not a problem and it's actually preferred over 9" or 10" screen...
    SDRebel
    • RE: Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

      @SDRebel

      You're right.

      Sales of the past 7" tablets have shown that most people don't want a 10" tablet. /sarcasm
      Michael Alan Goff
    • RE: Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

      @SDRebel
      I agree with you. My 10" tablets are no longer used in favor of my 7" tablets.
      necessaryevil
    • RE: Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' running on an Amazon Kindle Fire

      @SDRebel Sorry but you can only speak for yourself, you have no authority let alone knowledge to speak for "most of us".
      non-biased