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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 0:06 AM

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Hello gmarkall,
Thanks for the response, but that's the HC source not the ICS. I'd like to know if anyone has been able to get the Medion P9516 ICS Rom running on the K1, there can't be much difference, can there ?

I'd imagine there isn't much difference - I suspect it's just that no-one with the expertise necessary to get it running has tried it. I haven't seen Khanning or Krook1 in quite a while, and I think they were the only active developers for the K1.

 

Medion should have released the ICS source already if they're already selling the tablet, but they're typically poor at complying with the GPL. Since Lenovo has a much better position on GPL compliance, it's probably going to be quicker to wait for the Lenovo ICS release and corresponding source code rather than hassling Medion for it.


Actually you imagine completely wrong. I know enough about the Android world to know that there is not that much I know. There are some things that I do know. I know that a Kernel is the "backbone" Linux code that runs the operating system on any given device. ICS was a very monumental step from previous versions like GB (phones) and HC (tablets). That is the primary reason updates for all manufacturers have been taking this long, even on tablets where carriers don't get involved. (BTW the transition to JB is supposed to be a lot smoother)

 

Without this kernel there is only so much a developer can do. I own a Viewsonic Gtab so I know what development is like without a manufacturer giving their kernel and driver code.

 

I also own a T-mobile Galaxy SII. This phone's virtual twin device the At&t (skyrocket) got a leak for ICS back in early April I believe. While it worked excellent on the skyrocket my phone had issues with rotation and echoes during calls. So probably at least a dozen different developers at xda, some even working in teams struggled for months trying to solve this issue and made progress, but not much. Finally, June 11 Tmobile rolls out the ICS update and grants kernel source. Within a week developers had excellent stable custom roms with no issues, better performance, better battery, more features, etc.

 

But I digress. My point is honeycomb to ICS is a big step and there is only so much a developer can do by hacking away.

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 0:29 AM

estar0v,

 

My statement that "there is not much difference" is based on the assumption that the Lenovo K1 and Medion P9516 are the same hardware with different branding. If this is the case, then it would be possible to take the Lifetab kernel and system image and boot it on a K1. I'd like to test this theory out, but I don't own a K1.

 

If this assumption is incorrect, then there is a lot more work to do, and it would be best to just wait for the Lenovo ICS rollout and source code.

 

I had a bit of a search, and found this thread, which mentions that some people have installed Medion firmware on the K1: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1667360 - apparently after installing the Medion ICS OTA on the K1 the system does not boot, but this does not mean that it wouldn't be possible to get it to work - there may be many reasons why the system wouldn't boot (for example, many A1 owners have installed the Lenovo ICS versions that have been made available, and ended up with non-booting tablets).

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 10:29 AM

I wonder if we are going to get ICS before this thread reaches de 100 pages.... 81 going...

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 13:59 PM

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I wonder if we are going to get ICS before this thread reaches de 100 pages.... 81 going...


I take it you've never been on the receiving end of a con before. Quick answer, "no". Longer answer, "never"...

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 14:03 PM
I called Lenovo Support and they said it was already out??!?!?!?!? What the freaking heck???
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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 14:20 PM

Yeah... it's out... it's so out they don't know where it went...  lol

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 14:44 PM
Good one haha, but here we are a month after the last time Mark gave us a date to expect the update. Hahahaha **bleep**!!! I'm tired of waiting, the K1 is a great tablet yet Lenovo is taking a crap on their own front lawn as a prank. Get the metaphor? There only hurting themselves, I'm never buying another Lenovo product, I'm already recommending that people stay away from Lenovo due to lies about products and the fact that their support and dev teams screw around all day. I called Lenovo again and I got a different answer, "I have no idea." was the answer. Thanks for the "honesty"!
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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 14:56 PM
I'm done waiting, I'm just going to install the CM9 port even though it's in alpha stage. But at least it's out and people can use it while Lenovo sucks their thumb over the f***ing Play Store that can easily be installed after instillation.
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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 15:08 PM

Its sad that IBM sold all there patients for laptops desktops to such a dishonorable company. If the K1 was a product of IBM this would have never happened.

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Re: Ice Cream Sandwich for Ideapad K1

2012-07-17, 15:22 PM

I called Lenovo one more time and they said this, "I'm sorry but it is not yet released." I asked how far they are from releasing it, "You can keep checking on the website."

 

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