1. rupam95's Avatar
    Can the playbook handle Android 4.0?

    If yes, then what will be the difference between Android 4.0 and Android 2.3?


    Kindle Fire already is able to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

    http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/885995-a...-4-0-installed
    Last edited by rupam95; 12-29-11 at 09:31 PM.
    12-29-11 09:19 PM
  2. californiablackberry's Avatar
    Well, this thread will be extremely interesting.....
    bbfan1040 likes this.
    12-29-11 09:23 PM
  3. howarmat's Avatar
    the current android player is 2.3 Gingerbread. RIM can and maybe will update it to 4.0 at some point
    12-29-11 09:24 PM
  4. baldo's Avatar
    Let me start....hmmmm....huh.....WHAT?????
    12-29-11 09:25 PM
  5. RhayaderSax's Avatar
    the current android player is 2.3 Gingerbread...
    Don't forget Icecream Sandwich. I'm waiting for the next version - "Marmite on Pancakes" followed by "Viagra coated Peanuts." I REALLY want to know what they feed the marketing people at Android - from their bright ideas to date I'll pass & stick to my herbal tea! Is it too much of a logical stretch to just call it version 1, 2, 3 etc... so we all know WTF is going on?
    hpjrt likes this.
    12-29-11 09:39 PM
  6. Jeff Deegan's Avatar
    There is an ICS launcher on playbookbars.com Not really the most functional or best representation of the OS but still fun to check out.
    12-29-11 09:40 PM
  7. howarmat's Avatar
    Don't forget Icecream Sandwich. I'm waiting for the next version - "Marmite on Pancakes" followed by "Viagra coated Peanuts." I REALLY want to know what they feed the marketing people at Android - from their bright ideas to date I'll pass & stick to my herbal tea! Is it too much of a logical stretch to just call it version 1, 2, 3 etc... so we all know WTF is going on?
    the naming convention works, its fun and original. Other companies can take cues from Google in this sense IMO.
    app_Developer likes this.
    12-29-11 09:43 PM
  8. Above_The_ Rim's Avatar
    ice cream sandwich sounds so funny for an OS.
    Anyways thats great news for Kindle owners
    I dont think im Hungry for ice cream sandwich just yet.
    12-29-11 09:44 PM
  9. Thiesi's Avatar
    Don't forget Icecream Sandwich. I'm waiting for the next version - "Marmite on Pancakes" followed by "Viagra coated Peanuts." I REALLY want to know what they feed the marketing people at Android - from their bright ideas to date I'll pass & stick to my herbal tea! Is it too much of a logical stretch to just call it version 1, 2, 3 etc... so we all know WTF is going on?
    Hm, I always thought J was the next letter in the alphabet after I, and that J was followed by K. So Google would have to skip quite a few Android versions in order for "Marmite on Pancakes" to be the next one.

    SCNR

    Bye, K&K,
    T-Zee
    12-29-11 10:11 PM
  10. BB_Bmore's Avatar
    There is an ICS launcher on playbookbars.com Not really the most functional or best representation of the OS but still fun to check out.
    that link is and has been broke for the ics.
    12-29-11 10:14 PM
  11. iamthiagosilva's Avatar
    Don't forget Icecream Sandwich. I'm waiting for the next version - "Marmite on Pancakes" followed by "Viagra coated Peanuts." I REALLY want to know what they feed the marketing people at Android - from their bright ideas to date I'll pass & stick to my herbal tea! Is it too much of a logical stretch to just call it version 1, 2, 3 etc... so we all know WTF is going on?
    Ice Cream Sandwich, Honeycomb, are just codenames of versions of Android.
    Officially, each update has an appropriate numeration.
    12-29-11 10:57 PM
  12. bitek's Avatar
    is there any benefit of 4.0 over 2.0 ?
    12-29-11 11:17 PM
  13. Mikey_T's Avatar
    I purchased a kindle fire just to check it out, turns out it's useless in Canada as none of the content is available here, not even apps. I'm going to root it and install ICS to play around with.

    The tablet feels like junk compared to the PB.
    12-29-11 11:37 PM
  14. FourOhFour's Avatar
    RIM has stated that whatever Android source is available, they will ultimately integrate. Given that it's been ~1 year (or longer?) to get the current player to a usable state, and given that much of that would not be throw-away effort, it's possible they could bring a 4.0 port online in under a years time, if it's deemed a business priority.
    12-30-11 02:12 AM
  15. antonovich's Avatar
    I loaded an ICS launcher and it worked fine. I thought it looked a little better than hcl...
    12-30-11 12:01 PM
  16. lnichols's Avatar
    is there any benefit of 4.0 over 2.0 ?
    Everything pre 3.0 was designed for phones. 3.x was for tablest. 4.0 is supposed to be the OS that can be used on both phones and tablets unifying Android again. I think Androi 4.0 will come to Playbook, but i don't expect it at Playbook 2.0 release and probably not until the 4.0 app and user base matures.
    12-30-11 01:47 PM
  17. shupor's Avatar
    Don't forget Icecream Sandwich. I'm waiting for the next version - "Marmite on Pancakes" followed by "Viagra coated Peanuts." I REALLY want to know what they feed the marketing people at Android - from their bright ideas to date I'll pass & stick to my herbal tea! Is it too much of a logical stretch to just call it version 1, 2, 3 etc... so we all know WTF is going on?
    Definitely got a chuckle out of me.
    12-30-11 01:50 PM
  18. iamthiagosilva's Avatar
    is there any benefit of 4.0 over 2.0 ?
    Run android apps made for tablets...
    That's it.
    12-30-11 07:52 PM
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