The original Google phone the Nexus One will not receive an update to the recently unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system as it is 'too old', Google has revealed
The recently unveiled addition to the dessert flavoured family of Google’s mobile operating systems, Android Ice Cream Sandwich, will not land on the company’s original Nexus One handset, the search giant has confirmed.
Speaking with The Telegraph Google’s Hugo Barra revealed that whilst Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich will be heading to the former Nexus S device “within weeks”, the smartphone and tablet friendly OS would not hit the Nexus One as the handset is “too old”.
Manufactured by HTC and branded as a Google device the Nexus One was originally launched in January 2010 sporting an early adaptation of the Android OS. Google officially closed the handset’s support forum on November 1st of last year.
Officially unveiled alongside the Samsung produced Galaxy Nexus handset last week Google’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS is set to bring a flurry of new features to the mobile operating system from cloud based music storage to a new developer API.
“The operating system is thought through with the needs of the next three years in mind,” Barra said. “It’s a wholesale revamp of the way people interact with the phone. It’s something we’ve designed for the masses; it continues to cater for power users really well but the entry level users will be able to use it really well too and make the phone their own.”
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