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

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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6 Comments

1. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

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

2. Sinaps

Posts: 60; Member since: Jul 27, 2010

I hope damn soon.

3. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

I have been waiting for this since long time.

4. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

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

6. adzadz

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 08, 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 :)

5. tomast

Posts: 50; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

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

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