Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 19th Oct 2011 18:27 UTC
Google So, somewhere in the middle of the night (at least for me) Samsung and Google held a joint event, in which they announced both the new Nexus phone, the Galaxy Nexus, and Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich. While the Galaxy Nexus is a pretty impressive phone, what we got to see from Ice Cream Sandwich surely didn't drop too many jaws.
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senshikaze
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2011-03-08

if you get a phone that is supported: cyanogenmod is a fairly light layer over AOSP. really it is just ADW (right now, not sure what they are going to do with ICS) instead of the Stock launcher (not that i can tell the difference between ADW and AOSP, personally).

I am definitely going to try to get this phone if I can.

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WorknMan Member since:
2005-11-13

if you get a phone that is supported: cyanogenmod is a fairly light layer over AOSP.


Yeah, I am running CM7.1 and love it. Problem is, CM6/7 were hell on my battery, so it took them over a year to finally put out something that I was happy with. I probably could've installed a different kernel, but I am not quite that hardcore ;)

Thing about these Nexus phones is that it really allows those of us who don't really get sexually aroused by endlessly screwing with our phones to enjoy stock, while still getting all the latest updates, without going through all the bullshit. Sure, they'll probably stop updating it eventually, but I'm hoping we'll be able to stay current for at least a year or more.

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iampivot Member since:
2005-08-09

if you get a phone that is supported: cyanogenmod is a fairly light layer over AOSP.


An ever 'purer' version of AOSP is oxygen (http://forum.oxygen.im). It's hailed as the cleanest and most stable version of Android by its users.

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