Android 4.0 Ice-Cream Sandwich- Public Release of Source Code on November 17

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Android versions are tastefully codenamed as desserts- it started with Cupcake, Donut, Éclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, and now it is the time of Ice-Cream to sizzle. Android 4.0 was officially released on 19 October 2011, and as widely speculated the source code would be released shortly after the launch of Galaxy Nexus in November 2011.

And that comes right now as Google has announced that its Ice-Cream source code will be released on November 17th. Yes, you guessed right! The latest and the most impressive Google phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, is being released on the 17th of this month, the same day.

Why it is so crucial to the Android community?

Developers around the world have found a reason to smile since it shall now be possible to customize Android gadgets with third party support. The main reason for this enthusiasm is that once the code of the open source phenomenon has been made public, all the Android users, developers, application designers and more importantly, the android device manufacturers can use the secret sauce to customize their OS according to their user interfaces, preferences and styles. Users will have more options until their phone is updated, or they wish to use recently released ones.

Ice-Cream Updates Imminent

Some of the old Android devices have already been widely expected to support the Ice-Cream and offer users a chance to meet the new and powerful features of this Android 4.0 version. The open source community is given a further impetus by the popular mobile OS from Google. The hugely popular Samsung Android device, the Samsung Galaxy S II, is also pegged to support the Ice-Cream. So, Android lovers have a real reason to go cool.

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