Jelly Bean update excuses futile with HTC HD2 port

 

By Posted 17 Jul 2012, 09:58

Now that Android Jelly Bean has officially arrived on the GSM Galaxy Nexus, many of you are probably now very optimistic that your device will also be in line for an update to Google’s latest version of Android.

However, it will also be inevitable that many of you will be disappointed when you find out that your device is no longer on the list for official software updates. We see countless times where carriers and manufacturers state that the ‘aging’ hardware of the specific device is the sole reason why updates, cease to continue.

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We’re here to remind you though that you shouldn’t really have to put up with such excuses, as some new evidence has proved that Android 4.1 Jelly Bean is compatible with the very oldest of Android smartphones. We’ve just become aware that the legendary HTC HD2 has managed to pull off another of its amazing port capabilities, despite the handset being launched way back in 2009.

We have video proof showing the HTC HD2 running Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean and although some functions are not working at the moment – it is pretty impressive for a first build on a near four year old device. Just to remind you, the HD2 features a mere 512MB of RAM and just a 1Ghz Snapdragon single core processor.

The next time you hear an announcement from your carrier or manufacturer stating that Jelly Bean won’t be available for your device, you may want to ask them why an earth not when the HTC HD2 can run the software in a stable state. Check out the video below showing a German user running Jelly Bean on his HTC HD2.

This should be great news for Android owners all over the world, as it definitely improves your chances of getting Jelly Bean one way or another.

  • Jairo

    HTC HD2 is not an Android phone, it was originally launched with Windows Phone 6.5