Thursday, November 24, 2011
Ice Cream Sandwich: The Oldest Android Phone, The HTC G1, Running The Newest Android OS Update
There's definitely a reason why some of the most up-to-date updates are just too late and not so great for older phones, as you can see plainly see demonstrated in the above video.
In the video, Android's oldest available phone, the HTC G1, was hacked to run Android's newest OS update, Ice Cream Sandwich, which correspondingly melted apparently. Yes, it runs, but it runs amazingly slow..... like real, real slow! In fact, Gizmodo called the experience of running Ice Cream Sandwich on the G1 as being "crippling", but it's still a very cool thing to see, and it certainly highlights the skill of the ever so clever developers.
In conclusion, even though the above explains why you shouldn't really be trying to put the latest OS on the oldest hardware, it doesn't help to explain why the latest Android OS upgrades also doens't run on some of the newest Android hardware, as this chart clearly, and sadly shows, or why one study claims Android users are getting shafted when it comes to Android updates?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this snowed-over Thursday, November 2011