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November 17th to see release of Android 4.0 source code?

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November 17th to see release of Android 4.0 source code?
Rohan Shravan, founder and CEO of Notion Ink, has been known for using his close ties with the Android community to pass along information about future launch dates for Android updates. The executive is keeping up this tradition by saying that Google will be releasing the source code for Ice Cream Sandwich on November 17th. If the date sounds familiar, it's because the Samsung GALAXY Nexus is scheduled to launch in the U.K. on November 17th. Google has said that it would release the source code after the launch of the GALAXY Nexus.

So what is the big deal about the release of the source code? Well, for starters, smartphone manufacturers will have the recipe to start producing Android 4.0 updates for those models that they want to continue to support. And of course, there is all of those custom ROMs that we would expect to see coming from the developer community.

So is November 17th a locked-in date for the source code release, or is Shravan simply making public his best guess?  We will know by Thursday. As for the U.S. launch date for the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, it is in Verizon's hand and Big Red remains mum on the matter.

source: AndroidandMe

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posted on 13 Nov 2011, 21:09 5

1. JGuinan007 (Posts: 634; Member since: 19 May 2011)


So when will the Galay note get ICS and be released in the good old USA

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 21:10 4

2. Sinaps (Posts: 60; Member since: 27 Jul 2010)


I hope damn soon.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 21:25 4

3. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


I have been waiting for this since long time.

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 21:27 4

4. windowsRocks (Posts: 152; Member since: 28 Oct 2011)


Will i be able to update my rooted Galaxy s2? I dont want to wait for samsung to release the updates..

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 23:27 5

6. adzadz (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Aug 2011)


Im sure a custom ROM will be out pretty quickly once the code is released - there is already a ROM using ICS framework out and being used already - nothing compared to the full thing though :)

posted on 13 Nov 2011, 21:41 5

5. tomast (Posts: 50; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)


Can't wait to get it on m evo 3d :)

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