Amazon Kindle Fire gets an early taste of Ice Cream Sandwich

The Amazon Kindle Fire, the online retailer’s first tablet device, is more or less a big hit for the company. While it may not be the tablet to replace devices like the ASUS Transformer Prime, it’s still a tablet for someone who just wants media at the touch of their finger without having to give up a ton of money. But, with that being said, people who bought the tablet probably want the option to have more functionality if they choose, and that’s where the development community comes in.

As you can see in the image above, that is indeed Android 4.0 installed on Amazon’s Kindle Fire. It’s a very, very early and (very) buggy build of the software on the tablet, but it is up and running, and that’s a huge first step. A developer by the name of JackpotClavin has released the first build of Ice Cream Sandwich based on CyanogenMod 9. The system in its current state does not recognize the SD card partition on the Kindle Fire, which means that applications that run and need to read or write data to your SD card won’t function properly. There are also graphical glitches, and video does not work.

Head on through the source link to learn more, but after you watch the video below.

via Liliputing

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