Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich Arrives On Tiny Raspberry Pi Computer [VIDEO]
One of the developers behind the credit-card size computing project Raspberry Pi has managed to get Ice Cream Sandwich running on the tiny device. They announced this on their blog today, and promise that they’ll be releasing the source code for Raspberry Pi-based Ice Cream Sandwich (man does that ever sound like the most delicious computer ever).
For those unfamiliar with Raspberry Pi, it was an experiment in making an ultra-small, ultra-cheap Linux computer. Some computer scientists from Cambridge embarked on the project in 2006, and finalized their design (more or less) in 2011. The end result is a $25 computer the size of a credit card, with 1080p video output via HDMI, 256MB of RAM, an SD card slot and an Ethernet adapter. It’s a triumph for tiny computing everywhere, and it’s impossible to find anywhere right now.
The demand for the diminutive devices has drastically outpaced the production capacity available, and Raspberry Pis are selling on eBay for north of $80 right now. Fortunately, the creators announced they’ve ramped up production in the last couple weeks, so an influx of new Pis should be available soon.
If you’d like a Raspberry Pi, particularly one running Ice Cream Sandwich, keep an eye on the official blog linked above!