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 inches 854 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera) front
  • Hardware TI OMAP3630 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 2GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 1540 mAh
  • OS Android 2.2


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