Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:27 UTC
Google "Google's Hugo Barra confirmed that the latest version of Android will be delivered as a free upgrade to the existing Nexus S handset 'within weeks'. He said the search giant was aiming to get the software to owners of the previous flagship phone shortly after the release of the new Galaxy Nexus handset next month, well in time for Christmas. Owners of the first official Google phone, the Nexus One, will not be getting the upgrade, however. Barra said the hardware was simply too old to run the new operating system." Can someone enlighten me - the Nexus One has 512MB of RAM, a 1Ghz processor, and a 480x800 AMOLED or SuperLCD. Why on earth isn't this thing upgraded to ICS? Lameballs.
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Internal Storage
by yokem55 on Wed 26th Oct 2011 22:45 UTC
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The speculation on XDA is that since the Nexus One only has 512mb of internal flash storage, there simply isn't enough space for ICS without putting big chunks of the OS residing on the SD-card, which is a pretty tricky thing to implement. There is some experimentation with a feature called system2sd, and it probably can be made to work, but it won't be sanctioned by Google and will be left to the land of CyanogenMod, et al.

Edited 2011-10-26 22:47 UTC

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