Wednesday, March 21, 2012

ICS 4.0.5 for Nexus S with new kernel 3.3 ??

Word on the street is that Google will start rolling out the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G within the coming weeks. This new information comes from one of Engadget’s trusted sources which we assume has provided accurate information in the past.
As Dustin pointed out a few days ago, Google did push out an Android 4.0 update for the T-Mobile (i9020-T) Nexus S in December which was quickly pulled due to a number of bugs. We’re hoping that Google has finally been able to sort things out and will be able to deliver a stable update before the end of March.

Will the Android 4.0 update for the Nexus S and Nexus S 4G restore your trust in the Nexus brand or will you consider an OEM branded phone the next time you make a purchase?
New update 4.0.5 with new linux API source kernel 3.3?  
The latest version of the Linux kernel is now available, and the team responsible for the mainline kernel have merged code from the Android project. This will make it possible to boot Android from a vanilla Linux kernel and should make it easier for developers to write apps for both platforms. 
This could make it easier to run Android apps on some Linux distributions, or make it easier for developers creating custom Android ROMs to work with a Linux kernel.
Google Android has always been based on a version of the Linux kernel, but Google has made a number of changes over the years, and the Linux kernel 3.3 will incorporate some of those changes into the main branch.
A kernel is basically the core of an operating system. The reason Android and Ubuntu can use similar kernels but look so different is because they’re running different shells (user environments) and apps on top of that kernel. But with the release of the latest kernel, the gap could get a little smaller. It could also make life easier for hackers looking to port Ubuntu or other Linux-based operating systems to run on phones and tablets that ship with Android.

Stay tuned

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