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Raspberry Pi to Receive Ice Cream Sandwich
Late last year, we added the Hardware Hacking forum to help spawn discussion between developers and users in hacking the latest hardware platforms. Over the past year, the tech world has seen a number of new hardware platforms enter the marketplace like the Kickstarter project Equismo Smart TV and the Raspberry Pi. All of these provide a number of advantages including portability and hackability. The Raspberry Pi has stood out as a great option for many different uses, from being a Linux desktop to a Media Center and more. Android has been a seemingly obvious choice for the Pi, giving someone all of the advantages of an Android smartphone in a micro-desktop form factor and a cheap price tag.
The makers of the Pi recently announced on their blog that a member of their development team had begun working on porting Android 4.0 to the device, and was making steady progress:
Hardware-accelerated graphics and video have been up and running smoothly for some time; AudioFlinger support is the only major missing piece at the moment.
They promise that as soon as there is a Release Candidate, the source code will be released so that others will be able to make use of what they’ve accomplished, and the many exceptional developers on XDA will have the tools that they need to contribute to the community.
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