Error
  • JUser::_load: Unable to load user with id: 67

Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Thursday, 27 October 2011 08:56

Nexus One won’t get Ice Cream Sandwich

Written by



Gives us a rough idea of which phones will


Google’s Nexus One smartphone won’t get to enjoy Ice Cream Sandwich, mainly because it’s fat enough.

The announcement could shed a bit more light on Android 4.0 compatibility, an issue which was only vaguely addressed by Google. It was clear all along that many Android phones would stay stuck at 2.x, and Google announced that devices shipping with Gingerbread, or capable of running Gingebread rather, are Ice Cream Sandwich compatible.

So, it is still unclear what the cut-off point for Android 4.0 updates will be in terms of hardware. The Nexus One is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm QSD8250 chip with Adreno 200 graphics and it has 512MB of RAM, so it’s not what we would call very antiquated. However, the Nexus S will receive the upgrade, and it’s powered by 1GHz Hummingbird chip with SGX 540 graphics, so hardware difference doesn’t seem to be much of limiting factor. So basically any Android phone with a 1GHz processor should be able to cope with Ice Cream Sandwich, at least in theory.

In any case the prospects of Android 4.0 upgrades on older devices seem rather bleak. Vendors have proven time and again that they are unwilling or unable to provide timely updates for their older Android phones. For many consumers and early adopters, this practice is a source of frustration.

With a very fragmented platform and dozens of phones facing obsolescence, phone makers obviously don’t want to waste time and resources on upgrades for somewhat older or unpopular models.

More here.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments