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Pour one out for Android 4 . 0 , aka Ice Cream Sandwich : Google announced today that it ’s dropping support for Ice Cream Sandwich for future Play Service API releases, meaning Google is instead having developers target API level 16 ( for Android 4 . 1 Jelly Bean) as the minimum level of support .
Android " Ice Cream Sandwich " is the fourth major version of the Android mobile operating system developed by Google . Unveiled on October 19, 2011
Pour one out for Android 4.0, aka Ice Cream Sandwich:that it’s dropping support for Ice Cream Sandwich for future Play Service API releases, meaning updates for apps on the older version of Android will likely be few and far between, .
Google is instead having developers target API level 16 (for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean) as the minimum level of support. And while, in theory, developers can continue to maintain and update a version of their apps specifically for Ice Cream Sandwich users that support API level 14 or 15, it’s unlikely that many will do so.
It’s not the most surprising news: according to, as of October 26th, only 0.03 percent of Android users were still running Ice Cream Sandwich. Still, 0.03 percent of the nearly 2 billion Android phones in the world works out to a hefty 6 million or so phones and tablets that might be affected — even if its likely that many of them aren’t still in active use.
Given the poor overall state of Android software updates, chances are if you’re still using a phone with Ice Cream Sandwich, you’re probably not getting an update to Jelly Bean anytime soon. Maybe consider an upgrade to something a little more modern?
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Android 4 . 0 Ice Cream Sandwich is a version of Android that was previewed at the May 2011 Google I/O event, and officially launched at the Galaxy Nexus and Ice Cream Sandwich release event on 19 October 2011. android.fandom.com
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Google announced that devices running Ice Cream Sandwich would no longer be supported by the Play Google , via a message on its blog, announced the end of support for the Google Play Store for After seven years of good and loyal service , Android 4 . 0 Ice Cream Sandwich is leaving the www.androidpit.com
Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS), as Android 4 . 0 to 4 . 0 .4 is more affectionately known, was a landmark operating system in many ways, ushering in a Well, Google Play services ditched support for Gingerbread and Honeycomb nearly two years ago, so it’s more than likely such devices are either no
Google announced on its Android Developers Blog that they will be deprecating support for Android 4 . 0 , also known as Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS). The Google Play Store will no longer be updating apps beyond the Android Package Kit (APK) version 14.7.99. This change was announced primarily due to
Android 4 . 0 Ice Cream Sandwich and Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the first Ice Cream Sandwich powered smartphone, were first unveiled Ice Cream Sandwich brings an entirely new look and feel to Android. It has a redesigned user interface with improved multi-tasking, notifications, Wi-Fi hotspot
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Ice Cream Sandwich — or ICS as it came to be known — was relatively short-lived, however, replaced by Android 4 . 1 Jelly Bean some six months after its release. A number of devices ended up skipping ICS altogether and going straight to Jelly Bean.