Several days ago we reported that a port for Android’s Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 had made its way onto the first ever Google Nexus device, the Nexus One. Unfortunately it appeared that the port looked a bit laggy on the Nexus One, but still looked passable, giving those still on the Nexus One device hope that perhaps Google will be releasing an official Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 update for their device. The bad news is that that won’t be happening.
According to Google’s product management director for Android, Hugo Barra, the Google Nexus One will not be receiving the update after all. According Barra, the hardware for the Nexus One is apparently too old to run the latest copy of Android. Based on the slight lag we noticed in our earlier report, perhaps that statement isn’t too far fetched after all. That’s as far as official updates go, but we’re guessing if a port for the Nexus One was achieved, we foresee more workable ports and ROMs for the Nexus One in the future when Ice Cream Sandwich has officially been released.
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