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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For instance, the application switcher in ICS that displays thumbnails of applications: it have to store those thumbnails, which is bound to be memory consuming.

There's also the screen size factor: I can easily imagine the nexus one's screen being too cramped for the ICS UI.

Those thumbnails can be easily cached on flash and would take less memory than loading a webpage. Ics will run on the 800x480 1Ghz Nexus S so no it will not be too cramped.

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