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T-Mobile G1 "running" Ice Cream Sandwich caught on video

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The source code for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for over a week now, and developers have been doing all kinds of groovy stuff with it. For example, we already saw the platform running flawlessly on the Asus Transfromer Prime, and the Samsung GALAXY S II got treated to a tasty Ice Cream Sandwich port as well. But while both of these devices pack some pretty powerful hardware, the old-school Android pioneer, the T-Mobile G1, doesn't.

Nevertheless, somebody managed to install Ice Cream Sandwich on the T-Mobile G1, and the video below proves that it is possible. It doesn't seem to be very usable, however, as the performance is quite choppy, but let's not forget that the G1 is powered by a humble 528MHz single-core processor. Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and screen rotation are out of the question as well.

Still, getting getting Ice Cream Sandwich to boot at all on a smartphone that made its debut three years ago is quite a feat. Besides, it brings hope that other old-school Androids may get a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich eventually, albeit unofficially through the use of a custom ROM. Feel free to check out the video below and do not hesitate to share your thoughts with us in the comments.


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