Android Ice Cream Sandwich Is Coming to the Raspberry Pi

By Sam Gibbs on at

The Raspberry Pi has had some pretty great software upgrades of late, first was the super-speedy Raspbian, then a dash of Google Chrome, and now a big chunk of Ice Cream Sandwich. Android 4.0 is coming to your slice of Pi real soon.

I have to say, the idea of having an almost up-to-date Android-powered smart TV for under £30 is really, really appealing. I'll hold my hand up and say I'm no hacker -- I neither have the skills nor the patience to toil away at that kind of thing -- but getting Android 4.0 running might be the gateway drug I need to get me into it.

Right now, hardware-accelerated graphics and video are running smoothly, but there are a few more things to work out. Hopefully the developer, Naren, can get everything done and dusted quickly so we can get our Ice Cream Sandwich-on soon. In the mean time, check out the video -- it really doesn't look half bad, and pretty fast too, all things considered. [Raspberry Pi]

Thanks Darrell!