Although the eager hackers from XDA developers have already launched a Jelly Bean port for the Google / HTC Nexus One, the people behind CyanogenMod have recently announced that the first Nexus smartphone ever will not be officially compatible with Cyanogen versions beyond 7.x (Gingerbread).
Unfortunately, there are also a bunch of other smartphones that won’t be getting official support for Cyanogen Mod 9+, namely almost all smartphones that are based on the first generation Qualcomm Snapdragon processors (this translates into “all smartphones using a QSD8x50, MSM7x25, MSM7x27 or MSM7x27T SoC”). Some of the most popular smartphones based on the Snapdragon S1 are the [...]
Remember the Google Nexus One? The HTC-made phone they said it wouldn’t be upgradeable to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich despite being a Nexus-branded device? That also means the device won’t get Android 4.1 Jelly Bean from Google, and users that don’t want to tinker with it will have to be content with Gingerbread running under the hood.
For everyone else – not that we’re encouraging you to pursue such do-it-yourself modifications – a Nexus One Jelly Bean port has already been achieved and it’s currently available courtesy of the folks over at xda-developers. We’re not surprised to see developers come up with a Jelly Bean version for the [...]
Back at the start of the month, we’ve covered Pockenow’s claim that T-Mobile has decided on Huawei as the manufacturer for the next smartphone in the mid-range T-Mobile myTouch series. Obviously, under these conditions, the leak of a couple of pics of the keyboard-less version (one with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard is also planned) is not exactly the most unexpected news. It is nice to catch a glimpse of the actual device though, as most couldn’t make much of the renders we had last time when we covered the subject. As it turns out, the myTouch Huawei smartphone looks a lot like the HTC Desire-based Google Nexus One. Here are the two, side by side! Notice the [...]