Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ported to Amazon Kindle Fire

Released in the US less than a month ago for just $199, Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablet comes with a heavily skinned version of Android Gingerbread.

In case you don’t like that, you should be happy ton find out that someone has ported Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Kindle Fire.

The Ice Cream Sandwich port is still a work in progress. The developer who’s struggling with it has managed to make the touchscreen and the GPU acceleration work. Things like audio, accelerometer, light sensor and Wi-Fi don’t work for now.

It’s all demoed in the video below:

It is not clear if Amazon’s services that currently come with the Kindle Fire will still be accessible with the custom Android 4.0 ROM. But we’ll find out when the final version of the ROM is ready.

The Kindle Fire could be released in the UK in early 2012, but is available for purchase in the US here.

Via XDA Developers, Pocket Droid

Author: Florin

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