NVIDIA Demos Ice Cream Sandwich Running on ASUS Transformer Primeby Anand Lal Shimpi on November 22, 2011 9:45 AM EST
Two days after the public release of Android 4.0.1 (Ice Cream Sandwich), NVIDIA had it up and running on ASUS' announced but not-yet-released Eee Pad Transformer Prime. NVIDIA sent along a video as proof. The usual big-company red tape kept the video from being released until now. There's not too much we can learn from the video other than the OS is up and running on Tegra 3, and the UI seems to be reasonably quick.
Keep in mind the act of porting Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) to a platform similar to one that already runs Honeycomb isn't that big of a deal. It's the optimization, driver work and bug hunting that will occupy the majority of the coming weeks for companies looking to get ICS running on their hardware.
This video doesn't change the launch plans for ASUS' Eee Pad Transformer Prime: it will still launch (and be reviewed with) Honeycomb.
I've also heard ICS is up and running on Tegra 2, although obviously not featured here. The priority for everyone (read: OEMs) right now is the latest and greatest, but given the similarities between Tegra 2 and Tegra 3, I wouldn't expect the former to be too far behind.