Ice Cream Sandwich demoed on Kindle Fire, not yet ready for release

As you have probably already noticed, here at Pocketables we are pretty excited about Amazon's Kindle Fire. Its low price and great hardware make it a great development platform, and people have already been making progress unlocking the device. Building on that work, an Android developer named Stephen has ported a buggy version of Ice Cream Sandwich onto the device.

Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version of the Android OS, and hasn't even been released on a tablet yet. However, thanks to the availability of the open source code, developers have been able to begin projects like this one. As you can see in the video, the port is no where near complete or even stable. WiFi doesn't work, and neither does the accelerometer or audio out. 

Still, getting the OS to run at all with hardware acceleration and a working touchscreen is impressive considering the short time the Kindle Fire has been out. If this is a sample of what is to come despite Amazon's best efforts to stop development, I think the Fire will have a very bright future as an Android tablet.

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Aaron Orquia

Aaron Orquia is an associate editor at Pocketables. He has been using Android and Linux since he bought his first computer years ago, and his interest in technology, software, and tweaking both to work just right has only grown stronger since then. His current gadgets include a OnePlus One, a Pebble smartwatch, and an Acer C720 Chromebook.

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