Amazon’s Kindle Fire received the CyanogenMod 7 ROM not too long ago, but if CM7 isn’t your thing or if you were more interested in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, the good news is that a developer on the XDA forums is currently working on porting Ice Cream Sandwich over onto the Kindle Fire tablet.
While he has managed to port Android 4.0 over, there are a lot of bugs that he needs to work out at the moment. At the moment it appears that only the touchscreen and GPU acceleration are working, while functions like audio, WiFI, accelerometer and the light sensor doesn’t work. We guess he still has quite a way to go with this, but at least it’s something to look forward to.
With the Kindle Fire priced at a mere $199, it sure makes a pretty affordable Android tablet to hack and mess around with if you no intentions of using it as an e-reader to begin with. If you want to check out the progress of the Ice Cream Sandwich port, the forum thread on XDA can be found here. In the mean time you can check out this brief demonstration in the video below.RELATED
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