Source code for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich now available
The Galaxy Nexus isn’t scheduled for a launch until later this week, but that didn’t stop Google from releasing the source code of its latest version of Android, Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0). As part of the Android Open Source Project, the source code for Android 4.0 is now available for everyone to enjoy.
By releasing the source code, Google has just opened the door for developers to develop custom ROMS (let the countdown to CyanogenMod 9 begin), and for smaller OEMS to ship Ice Cream Sandwich on their phones. With the source in the hands of OEMS, planning and testing devices for the ICS upgrade can finally begin.
The last major Android source that Google released was for Android 2.3 Gingerbread. Honeycomb was completely skipped over, so the community has been waiting for this for a long time.