It’s official, the smartphone that sparked the great Android hardware race — the Google Nexus One — will not be getting an update to Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS).
Reason being? Hugo Barra, the Product Management Director for Android at Google says that the Nexus One’s hardware is simply too dated to support the latest version of Android.
Launched in January 2010, the Nexus One was the model Android smartphone and — arguably — it started a full-on arms race amongst Android device manufacturer, all eager to kit each one’s flagship device with the latest and greatest hardware. Up till today, one could say that it is this constant and rampant hardware updates that make Android devices so widely appealing, and we tend to agree.