HTC Dream

Latest Android Build Arrives to the Earliest Android Smartphone Model

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HTC DreamMany Android smartphone users are worrying that they won’t get an official Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update, from their phone makers or carriers, despite their relatively advanced hardware specs. Obviously, phone makers and carriers would be reluctant to invest time and money on an update if they are no longer making any more money off their older phone models.

The HTC Dream (T-Mobile G1) could be the last phone you’d imagine to get a Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) update. It was the first commercially available Android smartphone, released with Android version 1.0. During its lifetime, the Dream received three major official updates, Android 1.1, Cupcake (Android 1.5) and Donut (Android 1.6). Thanks to some resourceful individuals from XDA Developers, a Jelly Bean build now works on the phone, which is powered by the antiquated 528MHz ARM11 processor.

As you’d probably suspect, Jelly Bean in HTC Dream lags like crazy and looks really buggy. But this is still a pre-alpha build, so hopefully most of the glitches will be ironed out eventually. If you still have a HTC Dream lurking somewhere inside the drawer, it is a good idea download the CyanogenMod 10 build from the XDA Developer forum during your spare time. Without doubt, HTC Dream is a device with important historical value and it could eventually worth a fortune, so you should still be careful not to brick it.

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