2010's Motorola Defy is currently the oldest device to get a taste of Android 5.0 Lollipop, defies expectations

After the AOSP images of Android 5.0 Lollipop got released, many devices (mostly older ones) have been treated to custom AOSP-based Lollipop builds. We've already told you that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the Galaxy S III mini, and the Sony Xperia L have already taken a lick of the latest Android version, yet today a long-in-the-tooth trooper beat them all. 

Do you remember the Motorola Defy? It's okay if you don't, it got released back in 2010, after all. The device is one of the latest to receive a (somewhat) working Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware, based on the raw AOSP images. As usual with such early builds, many fundamental features are not yet working as intended, and the abundance of issues deems this exact Lollipop build unsuitable for a stable daily driver.

Unsurprisingly, its specs sheet will most probably evoke a subtle smirk from most of nowadays smartphone devotees - the Motorola Defy humbly sports a single-core Texas Instruments' OMAP3630 chipset that runs at 800MHz (similar to the one in the Moto 360 smartwatch), 512MB of RAM on board, a 3.7-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels, 2GB of native storage, and a 1540mAh powerbank at the bank. Initially, the OS of choice was Android 2.1 Eclair, but it seems that Lollipop brought the Motorola Defy back from the dead.

source: XDA

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  • Display 3.7" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor TI OMAP3630, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 2 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh(6.66h 3G talk time)



1. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

EDIT: ...

4. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

'Take that, Google!', was it that before the edit?

5. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2279; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

Yeah but I read the article after

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Nice. Good to see developer support for this phone. Side note: This was going to be my first smartphone, but decided to go for the Galaxy S instead.

3. Bedz81

Posts: 84; Member since: Dec 30, 2012

Waiting for them to put the ROM on the HD2 as always

6. Youraveragejoe

Posts: 134; Member since: Oct 31, 2014

It will lag..

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

What's next? Lollipop on the HTC G1?

8. vananucho

Posts: 83; Member since: Jun 01, 2011

all hail´quarx, best mb525 dev ever. Now lets wait builds for the captivate that is sitting in my drawer!

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