Move Over Cupcake: Donut For G1 Coming Soon

Posted: May 18 2009, 12:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 2:26pm CDT, in News | Mobile Phones

 
/* Story Top Left 2010 300x250, created 7/15/10 */ google_ad_slot = "8340327155";

Buy This Now On Amazon

One of the more exciting things about the upcoming HTC 'Hero' G2 smartphone is that it will come with a new, updated version of the lauded Android operating system. Well, today we've got some great news for you Android-loving G1 owners out there; the Hero has been cracked, and HTC's new version of Android is available for download on the G1.

Finding it might be a little difficult, however. Haykuro, the 17-year-old developer that leaked Cupcake ahead of its release date, has somehow found a ROM from the upcoming G2. He fiddled around with it and managed to get it to work on his G1. Haykuro's calling this new OS update “donut”, and he's posted a video of what it's capable of up here.

If you don't have an unlocked dev phone G1, you're going to have to wait a few weeks to get Donut running on your machine. The ROM is hard to find and it doesn't work for rooted G1 owners. Fortunately, the fact that Donut is already out among the developer community means it shouldn't be too long before a version is out that the rest of us can use.

And what can we expect from this update to Android's UI? For one thing, Android now handles playing and storing music files a lot better. The playlist interface has improved dramatically, and there's now a shortcut to the media player right under the google search bar on the Android desktop. The Internet browser, the calendar, and a whole host of other bits of the Android UI have received significant updates.

Holiday Gift Guides and Deals

Get your Holiday gifting inspired by Best Toy Gifts with High STEM Value and the Top 10 toy gifts under $10 if you are on budget. The most popular Holiday 2017 toy list include Fingerlings, Crate Creatures and more. Don't miss the new Holiday deals on Amazon Devices, including $29.99 Fire tablet.

This story may contain affiliate links.

This free App Solves You Holiday Shopping Problem


Download the free Tracker app now to get in-stock alerts on Fingerling, Luvabella, SNES Classic and more.

Latest News

Comments

The Author

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/5" rel="author">Robert Evans</a>
The excitement about new smartphones, tablets and anything mobile drive Robert to unearth the latest rumors and developments in this fast moving space. He adopted 4G as soon as it become available and knows where the mobile market is going.
Robert can be contacted directly at robert@i4u.com.

 

 

Advertisement

comments powered by Disqus