Get a Little Ice Cream Sandwich Now: Android Market 3.2.0


We’ve told you in previous articles how bits of Android Ice Cream Sandwich have leaked. Here’s another!

Thanks to the creative folks over at XDA-Developers, you can now install the Android Market (Vending.apk) from Ice Cream Sandwich, on your smartphone running Froyo or Gingerbread!

Other than a slightly more “Honeycomb-like” user interface, a few bug fixes, and speed improvements, there’s not much to be seen.

Now for the bad news:

– To install the .apk, since it’s a system file, you have to either to a lot of leg-work; or apply a flashable .zip, which requires root access and a custom recovery ROM.

– Installing previously purchased apps (or the ability to purchase new apps) will likely fail.

Those aside, since the ICS announcement will likely come tomorrow, I don’t suspect many people will jump on this version of the Market. Keep in mind, even though ICS may be announced tomorrow, it will likely be a week or so before you can purchase phones with ICS on them, and likely a month or so later before ICS is available for developers to start building custom ROMs.

Source: XDA

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Joe Levi
Joe graduated from Weber State University with two degrees in Information Systems and Technologies. He has carried mobile devices with him for more than a decade, including Apple's Newton, Microsoft's Handheld and Palm Sized PCs, and is Pocketnow's "Android Guy". By day you'll find Joe coding web pages, tweaking for SEO, and leveraging social media to spread the word. By night you'll probably find him writing technology and "prepping" articles, as well as shooting video. Read more about Joe Levi here.