Android Ice Cream Sandwich open-source dropping in next few weeks


Ice Cream Sandwich is bringing a lot of good things to the Android side of the market. On top of a revamped UI and overall improvements, the next iteration of the US' most popular mobile operating system is also getting native pressure-sensitive stylus recognition. All of that information was based on rumors and what everyone saw at the announcement event, but soon, we'll be able to check that all out for ourselves. 

Google has confirmed today that a completely open-source version of Ice Cream Sandwich will be released in the coming weeks, offering developers (and hardcore fans) of Google's mobile OS a look into how Ice Cream Sandwich works. There shouldn't be any major hardware limitations, so if you've got an Android device that you're willing to toss this on, it should work beautifully. 

Of course, if you're not the hacky-go-lucky type of person but still want a taste of Google's latest dessert, you'll likely get some of it in the next week or two when the Galaxy Nexus is released here in the States. 

In the meantime, though, how are you coping with the wait for Ice Cream Sandwich? 

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Calob Horton

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