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Aug 1, 2012

Raspberry Pi Running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich




While people may have made their own ports, the Raspberry Pi credit card-sized PC doesn't actually come loaded with the Android 4.0 operating system out of the box.

This has now changed. After months of work, the Raspberry Pi foundation has finally finished the first Raspberry Pi loaded with Ice Cream Sandwich. It was a chore to get the OS to recognize the VideoCore IV GPU, but both GPU-accelerated graphics and video should be working now. Only AudioFlinger is still non-operational, but it is only a matter of time before that loose end is tied.

That said, we don't know for sure when Raspberry Pi will add Android 4.0 ICS to the OS list, but we hope it won't be more than a few weeks from now. After all, 12 to 17 weeks (because of orders number and shipping distances) is already a long enough waiting time. Of course, if you can't wait, Raspbian will turn your TV into a smart one just fine.



Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich  running on Raspberry Pi
Video credits to narensankar

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