Developers behind the device work on a port of Android 4.0

Raspberry Pi now served with Ice Cream Sandwich

The development team behind the tiny computer has announced it is working on a port of Android 4.0 – Ice Cream Sandwich for the device.

Whilst already shipping with a Linux based operating system known as Raspbian, the creators of the device have posted pictures online showcasing their progress with the new OS.

Costing just £22, the computer has already made a huge impact on the industry, with many believing it could be the future of computing.

With it’s minute size and connectivity, it’s a prime example of plug-and-play technology.

Designed for use within schools, the Raspberry Pi’s original purpose was to regain lost interest in the technical side of computing, providing children and students with an inexpensive platform to experiment with and learn more about coding and programming.

It’s original Linux based OS lacked the polish of the standard desktop operating system, which worked perfectly for those needing to work deeper within the system with a hands-on-approach.

However, it would now seem the developers are looking to provide users with a choice of OS, showcasing within a video, the device running the Google-made Android OS on a TV.

Ebon Upton, one of the founders of the Raspberry Pi, said: "This implementation uses a different kernel and VideoCore binary image from the one available on GitHub, which is why we’ve been keeping quiet about it so far,"

"We’re investigating the feasibility of converging the two code lines to produce a single common platform as soon as we can, at which point we hope to release the sources for you to play with" he continued.

Those wanting to check out Ice Cream Sandwich on the Pi can do so in the video below:

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