HTC Dream a.k.a. T-Mobile G1 gets some Jelly Bean love thanks to CyanogenMod 10
Wow, has it been almost 4 years already since the HTC Dream, also known as the T-Mobile G1, came out? For those of you who need a reminder, this is the smartphone that started it all. It was the first Android handset on the market, which despite its unappealing looks, won the hearts of many geeks who probably still have their unit lying around in their basement house.
Officially, the HTC Dream never got a software update beyond Android 1.6 Donut, but the team of code-crunching experts at XDA Developers have kept the smartphone alive by delivering custom ROMs based on newer Android releases. And guess what, a pre-alpha CyanogenMod 10 ROM for the HTC Dream is out already, meaning that the iconic device can now also get a taste of Jelly Bean despite its outdated hardware.
Sure, its 528MHz ARM11 processor is not able to run Android 4.1 smoothly, not to mention that this custom ROM is anything but free of glitches, but after some more polishing, the software might become at least usable one day. For now, however, it is just out there for grins and giggles and for Android enthusiasts to fool around with. Is anyone thinking of checking it out anyway? Let us know in the comments!