Ah, the T-Mobile G1. Android fans will have fond memories of the platform’s clunky, eccentric founding father. Thing is, even despite its age the G1 can pull off tricks that some of the latest in the Android family can’t. Such as? Well, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), for one…
The G1 has long since had its day. The original Android handset should be left to rest, but instead it continues to be put through proof of concept tests by the wily hackers on the Android XDA forums. The other day we reported that the latest version of the CyanogenMod (version 10) was now available for Sony devices, but why stop there?
There’s now a version of the mod that’ll let G1 owners stuff the handset with Android 4.1, just to see if the world implodes. Here’s a video of it running:
Not exactly the speediest OS in the world, but as a feat of pure hackery, it’s a pretty solid success. The only question that remains is: if this can be done on such an old handset by the bedroom developers, why does it take so long for today’s top flight handsets?