Android 4.0 ICS alpha build hits the Xperia X10 [Video]

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been ported to the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 by the wizards over at xda-developers. Recognised developer zdzihu says that this is a “very early build” where “most of the stuff does not work”. What does work is the radio, calls, SMS, bluetooth, GPS and wireless is “almost working”. Mobile data is also kind of working but seems to disconnect when it gets the IP address.

This alpha ROM certainly is not stable enough to be used on a daily basis (that’s the whole point of an alpha release), however if you want to test it out and leave some feedback then there’s no harm in giving it a try. Either way this is great work from the devs. Sony Ericsson is unlikely to release ICS for the Xperia X10, so this is the first step on the path to a stable ICS custom ROM. Click through for a couple of video demos of the new ICS X10 ROM.

Via xda-developers (1 & 2).

30 responses to “Android 4.0 ICS alpha build hits the Xperia X10 [Video]”

  1. Looks good, but even if he manages to get everything working, I’m not sure how the device is going to perform, since the harware wasn’t meant for such advanced software.

  2. dam thats quick, albeit it not stable, would be funny if a custom stable ver. was released before the official XD

  3. “Mobile date is also kind of working…”

    Not to be picky, but a small spelling misstake… date should be “data”?

  4. Good to know. NO time watsed there, eh? Hopefully the busy bee devs will iron out the wrinkles and get it to beta soon 🙂

  5. This is amazing news!! Hopefully it won’t be long before we can see a beta with more working features, but does anyone think ICS will be really laggy on this phone going by the video?

  6. Will this be available for Xperia Play?? I really want to get an ice cream sandwich taste before the official SE release!! (which i know it will take a LOT to release)

  7. Hello,

    i have got the Samsung galaxy nexus with ICS. this is my 2nd Android mobile the first was Xperia X10. The ICS is very nice but its to new some apps dont work like Navigon, CoPilot, Adobe Flash Player, and some other usefull apps. thats sucks a lil bit but u know i must wait that the apps will be support for Android 4.0.

  8. as our friends said , we are waiting for the stable release . so i will be glad to use this rom. belive me that im counting the days for the stable version.
    i hope it comes earlier. thanks

  9. im waiting on a more stable version, im working on a port aswell but im not that skillful in build a new rom.. i do have wifi working with my port and more, but its laggy i think it needs a new kernel aswell. hope to see this up on running smooth soon, as soon as ics is released for the other xperias im sure a better rom with b avaible for the x10

  10. On dirait bien , mais même s’il parvient à obtenir tout ce travail , je ne suis pas sûr de savoir comment le dispositif va effectuer , depuis le harware n’était pas destinée à une telle avancée software.i m ‘est déjà le téléchargement pour le test , j’espère qu’ils peuvent obtenir l’accélération matérielle .i ne sont wifi à travailler avec mon port et plus , mais sa lag je pense qu’il a besoin d’un nouveau noyau aswell . espérons que cette place sur l’exécution en douceur bientôt