Thursday, September 8, 2011

Googe Android 4.0 "Ice Cream" System Requirements

I do not have any information on the system requirements for the next version of Google's Android 4.0 OS, code named Ice Cream Sandwich. This operating system will unify Android 2.x designed for smartphone with Android 3.x designed for tablets.

However, I was pretty certain that Ice Cream Sandwich would require a dual core processor. Phone Arena reported a very interesting piece of information:
All of the current generation of Sony Ericsson Xperia models including the Xperia arc and the Xperia ray will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), a London-based representative of the Swedish-Japanese JV confirmed for SoMobile.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc has very modest hardware by today's standards, a single core 1GHz Scorpion processor and Adreno 205 graphics and 512MB of RAM. The Sony Ericsson Xperia Ray has nearly identical specifications. 

If the Arc and Ray can be updated to Ice Cream Sandwich, than so can a whole bunch of phones released back in 2010. I am keeping my fingers crossed on this one.


  1. Dude. The title of your blog is: Googe Android 4.0 "Ice Cream" System Requirements

    The first sentence of your blog is:I do not have any information on the system requirements for the next version of Google's Android 4.0 OS

    This is just utter fail.

    1. The articles was written in September 2011, before the release of ICS. If you go down a bit further, Phone Arena citing Sony did have some information which is what is reported in the article.

  2. any updates now Roberto ?

    1. Updates. Lets see. Sony has delivered on their promise to update their 2011 Xperia line-up. RAM looks like it may be more of an issue with ICS than processor speed.

      For issues on Sony ICS update, there is a long list of feedback at this thread:

      In fairness to Sony, they explained that the ICS update could impair performance of older handsets: for older handsets

      I have a Galaxy Nexus and Sensation XE, on ICS, and HTC Desire HD on GB. With ICS the Sensation XE has less available free RAM than the Desire HD on GB. This impairs multi-tasking a bit. Running through the browser, GMail, Calendar and similar apps, it can go through about 7 apps before it needs to close one. Using the same apps, the DHD could do 11.

      Android 4.0 with 1 GB of RAM, and not weighed down by Sense, the Galaxy Nexus is the best performer and could go through 14-15 apps before it has to close one of the apps idling in the background.

      The lowest powered device I have tried with a One V. Was thinking of picking up this phone. It is okay, but there is some lag during multitasking, while opening apps and sometimes even navigating between different screens. In sum, well it does not run as well as the XE with ICS, but that is to be expected.

  3. ICS 4.0 supports my samsung galaxy y 5360

  4. does ICS 4.0 supports my samsung galaxy y 5360


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