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Kindle Fire gets its first Ice Cream Sandwich ROM

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Dec 2011 17:43 User comments (1)

Kindle Fire gets its first Ice Cream Sandwich ROM The Amazon Kindle Fire has just received its first "pre-alpha" ROM of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
Because the ROM is so buggy, it is not recommended for installation unless you are a developer looking to help. The audio and video functions are still broken but the touchscreen, Wi-Fi and other standard features seem to be working just fine.

There was an issue where the device could not recognize the internal storage, but that appears to be fixed. The Amazon Kindle Fire does not have an SD slot.

If you are a daredevil, here are the instructions to root the device, along with the ICS ROM: XDA Devs

The Kindle Fire costs $199 and is expected to become the second-best selling tablet of all-time behind the iPad after just two months of availability.

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126.12.2011 22:14

Bummer. Unless you have sound on your Fire, there's no point on getting this ICS, imo. That's what was one of the problems that the Fire had when rooting the device: no sound, but you could get Gingerbread though as long as was rooted. On the other hand, the Nook had sound along with Gingerbread as a rooted tablet so that was a plus. Still want to get he Asus Transformer Prime though, the mother of all tablets, well, at least for now it is until a year later, sheesh, it seems you can't keep up with the Jones's anymore no matter how hard you try tech these days comes and goes so fast.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 26 Dec 2011 @ 22:17

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