Well haha, then I have absolutely no hope of ever seeing ICS on my HTC Wildfire S. This however is further proof that android has really poorly written code, Meego for example could easily run on that hardware.
Im very disappointed by the comments here. It won't get it because Nexus One doesn't have enough internal memory. Gingerbread is taking almost all of it, and ICS is about twice as big. The other thing is, it's a developer phone, as soon as Google releases AOSP code, there will be plenty of ICS roms for it. They will remove some apps and other stuff from being installed in internal memory, and hack them to be installable on SD card. Google simply doesn't want to bring partial android experience to their phones.
I can say that I'm 99% sure that Nexus One will be running ICS.
Just clarifying what I said before:
It depends on the system partition. Nexus one's system partition is 150MB, ICS is 300MB or so.
So if your system partition is big enough you can get ICS.
Or you can just get it through CM8/9 :)
Anonymous, 27 Oct 2011It's not resource hungry if it's on par with current technological advancements. To say an ... moreNo mate,Android has always been resource hungry... The ICS is only going to make those dual core phones better... Otherwise its not for less-capable phones... Some of them may get it and some may not... Who knows??? You say that the version has just been released and just because it doesnt support a 2 year old devices doesnt mean it is resource-hungry but your perception is wrong... Even the 3GS supports iOS 5 and its more than 2 years old... So it is easy to say that Android is still resource hungry...
Guys, the real reason it's not getting it isn't because of the 512MB of ram. It's because the built in storage (ROM) isn't enough.
The processor and ram are good enough to run ICS. Nexus S is only slightly faster CPU wise.
TL;DR: ICS will come to Nexus one unofficially. And other single core phones can get ICS depending on their manufacturer.
AnonD-1082, 27 Oct 2011Does that mean that other single core 1 GHz, 512 Ram Android devices won't get ICS as well? Is... moreIt's not resource hungry if it's on par with current technological advancements.
To say an OS is resource hungry just cause it doesn't work on a two-year old handset is, well, plain stupid.
Even 600MHz 3GS is powerful enough for Apple's latest IOS......
Better switch to apple then, they give you better support to older devices and it is proven.
Raj, 27 Oct 2011Let's be realistic, who was actually expecting this to happen?Me
Google is doing the same as Symbian...
Symbian do the better updates for Nokia instead Sony E, that's make sense, Symbian and Nokia have an history together.
Same will be between Google and Motorola, the best updates will be for their own phones...then the others (If you have luck)...this will be a push for Motorola for get their devices, you will have Google approve for updates and Motorola will have all the benefits..this was a matter of time until Goolge have their own phones as Nokia, Apple and Blackberry..using their own OS.
At least, is nothing personal, is just business...And since Nexus name is not longer a Google phone...well you get the point... :P
AnonD-1082, 27 Oct 2011Does that mean that other single core 1 GHz, 512 Ram Android devices won't get ICS as well? Is... moreOf course is Power Hungry...if not...Why will be the reason to push technology to the limits hehehehehe :D
And ICS is a BIG NO-NO for lower-spec devices
I told youuuu
Motorola will be the "spoiled children" of Google...
Seem like all the goodies will be for them..but no wonder..Motorola Mobile is now from Google so, they will have any update they want :D
Was wise get an Atrix 2!!!
AnonD-1082, 27 Oct 2011Does that mean that other single core 1 GHz, 512 Ram Android devices won't get ICS as well? Is... moreIt depends on GPU of the handsets rather than CPU and RAM. Nexus S also has 1GB CPU and 512 RAM.
Does that mean that other single core 1 GHz, 512 Ram Android devices won't get ICS as well? Is ICS really that resource hungry? And I thought Android was supposed to get leaner and lighter as time goes by. This seems like a regression to me.