Amazon.com Inc.’s Kindle Fire has been hacked to run Google Inc.’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS with basic functionality in a new video published on YouTube.
The hack, labeled as a pre-alpha build, includes standard OS functions but some video and sound issues.
The Kindle Fire includes a custom version of the Android OS pre-installed with the Silk web browser and access to the Amazon App Store.
The tablet, which began sale in Nov., includes a 7-inch display at $199.00.
The new Android 4.0 OS, code-named Ice Cream Sandwich, includes the ability to create folders of apps, list view and flick away currently running apps, take screen shots, save e-mails for offline search, set mobile data limits, Android Beam to bump info to another user, and a new face unlock feature to unlock the phone via facial recognition technology.