Google may have only just pushed the Android 4.0.3 source code, but don’t underestimate the hackers of XDA Developers. The new base version of Ice Cream Sandwich includes immediate support for three devices: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Nexus S, and the Motorola Xoom. We already know how ICS looks and feels on a phone, so how about a tablet?
Forum member razorbladex401 seeks to answer our question, providing a build of 4.0.3 that can be flashed to your Motorola Xoom, if you’re brave enough. It’s an extremely early build, with some functions not working and a few bugs, so you should really only consider doing this if you know exactly what you’re doing and you tend to live life to the extreme. Just from what we can see though, general performance seems much improved over Honeycomb.
For us mere mortals, there’s a video showing off exactly what Ice Cream Sandwich looks like on the flagship Google tablet of old. Since support for the Xoom has been worked into 4.0.3, it can’t be too long before we see an official update from Motorola. Feast your eyes on the video below in the meantime.