Android 4.0 to flavor Raspberry Pi

The developer of the computer on a stick is hard at work bringing Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to the $35 device.

The Raspberry Pi
The Raspberry Pi Screenshot by Eric Mack / CNET

Those of you who like a little Ice Cream Sandwich with your Raspberry Pi seem due for just such a treat.

Raspberry Pi is a $35 credit card-sized device that functions as a tiny computer . Outfitted with an Ethernet port, an HDMI port, two USB ports, and an SD card slot, it's powered by a 700MHz ARM chip and comes with 256MB of RAM.

The Pi also currently runs Linux, but its developers are adding Android 4.0 to the mix. The latest news from the folks behind Pi indicate "great progress" in porting over Ice Cream Sandwich.

Hardware-accelerated graphics and video are already working along with other features. Still on the to-do list is support for AudioFlinger, Google's audio system for Android devices.

The developer is also working on a couple of other issues before the Android port can be made available for Pi owners to play with.

Of course, finding the Pi itself may be difficult. Finally launched this past February , the tiny device quickly built up a huge demand and is still backordered at a number of retailers.

But Pi users who can eventually run ICS will be able to hook up their devices to TVs and home networks to enjoy a wide range of Android content and features.

Below is a video about Pi and ICS:

 

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