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Ice Cream Sandwich is officially a no go for Google Nexus One

26 October, 2011 | Read the news | Post your comment
Ice Cream Sandwich is officially a no go for Google Nexus One - read the full textAs the first device to bear the Nexus moniker, the Google Nexus One is still a highly revered Android smartphone. Sadly however, its owners will not be able to (officially) enjoy an update to the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. According to Hugo Barra - Android's product management...

 

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> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-10-27 06:39 from kJX3 - click to readWell, we have to remember that earlier Android devices had insufficient storage. In a way, you could say ICS is bloated. But it's mainly because of the manufacturers back then since they never really considered storage as important until the end of last year. iPhone 3GS along with other iPhones had more than enough storage to fit any iOS updates into it. But at the same time, Apple had to drop out some of the features on iOS 5 on the 3GS and 4 (Siri for example).

Also, another thing to remember, Google and HTC no longer sells the Nexus One. They've stopped selling the Nexus One sometime ago. But hey, 1 year and 10 months is pretty good for an Android device. Remember how a lot of Android phones usually gets ditched in less than a year? Sometimes, it's better not to have it updated. If you saw the video of N1 running ICS, you will see it lag horribly.

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  • 2011-10-27 07:22
  • RxYx

> In reply to FTH @ 2011-10-27 05:26 from vjXf - click to readIPhone 3 is the iPhone 3G S and it's an older device than the Nexus One and yet it still gets iOS 5 and has no problem running it. The 3G S was announced in June 2009 and it's now 2 years and 4 months old while the Nexus One was released in January 2010. The N1 is just 1 year and 10 months and it won't get updated because it doesn't have enough ROM.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1793...-iphone-3gs/

Either ICS is bloated and poorly written or HTC planned to have this phone obsolete in less than 2 years.

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  • 2011-10-27 06:39
  • kJX3

if Cyanogen team can, why Google devs cant? they shud fire them and replace with CM team!!

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  • 2011-10-27 06:26
  • 9FMU

well not by google but the update will come.

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  • 2011-10-27 06:18
  • Pv9c

The phone started out with Eclair, the latest version at the time, then got Froyo and Gingerbread. It's been about 2 years since this phone came out. I don't think it's a bad thing that it's time to upgrade to the Galaxy Nexus. I don't think it's unreasonable that this phone isn't getting ICS. Besides, if you really want it, you could probably root your phone and put CM on it.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:52
  • 0YsM

> In reply to Nokia Fanboy PRO @ 2011-10-27 02:28 from kJX3 - click to readIt is limited with ROM partition. Not the overall CPU/RAM.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:48
  • vxDZ

To the guys that are mad about this news I ask you, SERIOUSLY? The Nexus One was a great phone (owned one previously) but sometimes things become outdated. Someone will find a way to port it over once source is available so you know you'll have it. Saying you'll leave android because of this is ridiculous. Get with the times

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  • 2011-10-27 05:47
  • jZ@8

not problem, sure the guys of Cyanogen or XDA going to make a good cooked rom!...

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  • 2011-10-27 05:36
  • 8CuC

> In reply to bolblizt @ 2011-10-27 03:15 from Ui}% - click to readNot really, the unofficial port is walking way ahead of official support.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:32
  • ibpM

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-10-27 04:50 from 49H} - click to readEven if you are right that the hardware can handle it you cannot say it can just because the Nexus S can. the Nexus S is a damn good bit better. Speed, cpu, ram, GPU, and all.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:30
  • ef3V

You guys should take these in consideration...
The original Nexus (like the Desire) have insufficient ROM.
The RAM is not the issue. The 1st gen 1ghz snapdragon processor may be a limitation since it's SoC is less efficient than 2nd gen MSM snapdragons.

Above all, manufactures want more money. Why would they keep showing support if they can make you buy new phones?

This is Android, you all should have known by now that this is still a relatively new software. As for all open source OS, fragmentation is its worst enemy.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:27
  • qbc1

Apple where can give you better support on old phone, Can IOS5 on Iphone 3? Ans is No.

But at less ICS can self loaded in the Nexus One, But is unofficial.

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  • 2011-10-27 05:26
  • vjXf

this is bull...
no way it's because of the hardware, that's for sure.
if the N1 can't run ICS, MANY other high end android phones get cut off as well.
Evo 4G, G2, Droid incredible, Infuse 4G, Captivate...
The list goes on and on.
These are all fairly high end phones. No way it's due to hardware limitations. Especially not when the Nexus S can run ICS no problem.

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  • 2011-10-27 04:50
  • 49H}

GS 2 will taste it?

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  • 2011-10-27 04:45
  • 693K

Next year will be Nexus Googrola. Toughest and most durable Google phone yet :)

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  • 2011-10-27 04:41
  • tu7M

> In reply to bolblizt @ 2011-10-27 03:15 from Ui}% - click to readyes I know all my android now are out of date :( they don't have good support. I am thinking about go to apple too.

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  • 2011-10-27 04:36
  • 7yZU

> In reply to bolblizt @ 2011-10-27 03:15 from Ui}% - click to readlike how Siri cannot run on iPhone 4?

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  • 2011-10-27 04:30
  • QDkt

it was made by htc thats why
htc is a fail

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  • 2011-10-27 04:29
  • PxV3

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2011-10-27 03:39 from Ia90 - click to readICS is bloated and poorly written. I bet Google rushed it just like Honeycomb. The Nexus One was co-developed by HTC and Google and yet they were not able to foresee that future version of Android would require more ROM. It could also be a planned obsolescence to force people to upgrade.

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  • 2011-10-27 04:24
  • kJX3

let's wait for Samsung Galaxy S3. Hopefully it will have the Ice Cream Sandwich OS.

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  • 2011-10-27 04:23
  • j012

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