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Android 4.0.1 source code released

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 15 Nov 2011 12:27 User comments (1)

Android 4.0.1 source code released Yesterday, Android Open-Source Project software engineer Jean-Baptiste M. "JBQ" Queru posted that they were pushing the Android 4.0.1 Ice Cream Sandwich source code to the git servers.
As of today, the code is fully available.

Reads the post:

Hi! We just released a bit of code we thought this group might be interested in.
Over at our Android Open-Source Project git servers, the source code for Android version 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) is now available.

Here's how to get it:Follow the instructions at http://source.android.com/source/downloading.html Check out the
'ics-release' branch:repo init -u
https://android.googlesource.com/platform/manifest -b android-4.0.1_r1
That's it! However since this is a large push, please be aware that it will take some time to complete. If you sync before it's done, you'll get an incomplete copy that you won't be able to use, so please wait for us to give the all-clear before you sync. This is actually the source code for version 4.0.1 of Android, which is the specific version that will ship on the Galaxy Nexus, the first Android 4.0 device. In the source tree, you will find a device build target named "full_maguro" that you can use to build a system image for Galaxy Nexus. Build configurations for other devices will come later.

Unfortunately we still don't have our Gerrit code review servers back online. That remains our top priority though, and we hope to have them back soon.

This release includes the full history of the Android source code tree, which naturally includes all the source code for the Honeycomb releases. However, since Honeycomb was a little incomplete, we want everyone to focus on Ice Cream Sandwich. So, we haven't created any tags that correspond to the Honeycomb releases (even though the changes are present in the history.)


For those interested in getting their hands on workable versions for their phones, the CyanogenMod team has already started working and says to "check back in 2 months."

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115.11.2011 17:11

I've recently played with the latest SDK release and Ice Cream Sandwich looks promising. The UI is a bit different but not a bad different. It also comes with useful features like mobile data useage monitoring. Let's hope it catches on.


Scott

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