Re: Google Android
I'm sure I read somewhere (I forget where, I look at a LOT of tech stuff) that if your phone is able to run Gingerbread then it should be able to run ICS. So if your phone has a 1 Ghz processor, 512 MB or RAM you may be ok. You may even be alright with lower spec hardware, although of course the experience may not be quite the same...
Speaking from a non XDA Devs point of view as I'm sure you'll see a lot of Android variants done there coming out in due course.
Most manufacturers these days, try to do at least one OS upgrade during the life of your phone, so if it originally shipped with Gingerbread, there's a good chance it may get updated to ICS at some point, it's not always as simple as you might think though as manufacturers tend to put their own proprietary stuff on top of the OS . I.E. Touchwiz, Motoblur, Sense etc.
I'm quite excited about ICS because its the first real step in a unified OS for both the phone & tablet platform, no more forked branches, and greater focus on the whole as a result, plus Matias Duarte the guy who did a lot of WebOs is firmly embedded in the team now, and that's showing in little touches that 'demystify' Android, which is good, as its the OS that's not as intuitive as Windows or IOS. Although at this point, all the OS makers are aiming at Evolution over Revolution.
Voice of reason - mind of a maniac.
Last edited by techguyone; 20-10-2011 at 10:40.