For those that have been using the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 (SGT10.1 hereafter) since its release, the wait for Ice Cream Sandwich looks to be short and sweet. Steve Kondik, the man behind CyanogenMod announced on Google+ today that he would be releasing the SGT10.1 ICS flavor of CyanogenMod “soon”. This will be CyanogenMod’s first natively-supported offering to the tablet community.
Most readers will be familiar with what ICS (Ice Cream Sandwich) will bring to the table. From the “big picture” standpoint, it is the much anticipated convergence of the two Android OS varieties (for phones and for tablets). It also brings a major visual overhaul in addition to a host of new features like Face Unlock, Honeycomb-like multi tasking, and improvements to just about every native application from the Calendar all the way down to the Camera. For all you out there that haven’t had the rundown on ICS, check out Cam Bunton’s review over on PhoneDog.com of the Galaxy Nexus (the first device to officially feature ICS).
CyanogenMod hitting the SGT10.1 community is big news for owners, but also amazing news for anyone with a tablet. This will provide a big boost to everyone’s efforts in the greater Android community working on ways to bring a stable version of the new Google offering in ICS.