Even Windows Mobile users want a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich


You there, with your Samsung Galaxy S II or HTC Sensation! The one wearing a hole in the floor waiting for the Galaxy Nexus to arrive for your country/carrier! Have a little perspective, why don’t ya – there are geeks out there that don’t even have Android to play with. Of course, being geeks, they’re not going to sit there and take it: an enterprising Windows Mobile user over at XDA has created an Ice Cream Sandwich theme (not a ROM) for those poor souls still stuck on WM6.5.

“Lesscro” is an established modder who’s put an impressive amount of work into an ICS Windows Mobile theme, including a lock screen, launcher, and a power control feature that mimics Android’s notification bar. Even the widgets and software control buttons are duplicated – even though Windows Mobile devices feature their own hardware buttons. The dedication and thoroughness of the mod is a testament to the tenacity that’s still going into Windows Mobile, more than a a year after Microsoft launched Windows Phone 7. As a former WinMo user myself, I can’t help but feel a little proud.

Check out the video below:

At a little less than three weeks old, the ICS theme is still pretty shaky. There’s some very noticeable slowdown, and it only works with one resolution so far. Lesspro says he’ll be updating the mod continuously. Still, for a hobby project it’s awfully impressive, and I’m sure it’ll warm cool the heart of many a Windows Mobile user. Now if only the Galaxy Nexus would launch, so Android modders can get their hands on that source code…

Check out our hands-on look at the real Ice Cream Sandwich below:

Ice Cream Sandwich Hands-on

[via XDA blog]

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