Hackerâ€™s joy as Samsung Galaxy Note ICS code made available
The Samsung Galaxy Note has proven to be quite a successful handset for the company, and is only really rivalled by its smaller sibling the Galaxy S2 and the upcoming S3, but today we have news that Samsung has released the Android ICS 4.0 source code for the device.
Samsung recently completed the process of updating much of its Galaxy S2 handset range although variants of the device are still waiting for the new operating system over in the US, and earlier this month the company started the process of updating the Galaxy Note to Android Ice Cream Sandwich with the international version of the handset.
Now though according to an article over at SlashGear the South Korean company has now rolled out the Android ICS 4.0 source code for the Galaxy Note, which will mean the clever hackers and developers out there will be able to provide custom ROMs and kernels for the handset.
It has to be said that it has been a long time before it was made available, but it will now mean that developers can experiment with the Galaxy Note properly, as before now hackers and developers had to make do with leaked and official ROMs, and building their own tweaks on top of these.
With the Android ICS source code now available developers will be able to provide much safer and stable custom ROMs, as well as custom kernels that can improve performance or even increase battery life. This news may not mean much to most of us at the moment, but it won’t be long before those clever guys over at the XDA Developers start providing us with some custom ROMs, and in the meantime you can see the open source for yourself here.
Has your Samsung Galaxy Note received the Android ICS update yet?