Google IO 2017 Coverage

No Ice Cream Sandwich love for the Nexus One

We received confirmation last week that the Nexus S would receive Ice Cream Sandwich, but what about the Nexus One? Unfortunately we have bad news as Google Director of Android Product Management Hugo Barra told the Telegraph that the Nexus One’s hardware is too old.

The hardware is relatively close between the Nexus One and Nexus S as they both have processors clocked at 1GHz along with 512MB RAM, so what gives? The theory is the problem lies with the lower internal storage space, which could be an issue for a lot of  late 2009 and early 2010 Android phones.

The good news is we’re sure there will be some custom ROMs based on Ice Cream Sandwich, but there’s no question this is a big disappointment.

On the brighter side, Hugo Barra said to expect the ICS update for the Nexus S about a couple of weeks after the Galaxy Nexus starts to ship.

[via unwiredview]

  • Harold Jennett Jr

    Something to keep in mind when I make my next smartphone purchase!!!

  • Bob Buttons

    What? Don’t buy a two year old smartphone. Good thinking there Rancho.