The Samsung Galaxy S was and still is one of the most popular Android smartphones out there. The handset launched with Android 2.1 0n-board, and was later on upgraded to Android 2.2 and Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The handset was back in the spotlight earlier this year, because Samsung denied the Ice Cream Sandwich update to the Galaxy S, while the Nexus S that sports similar hardware was running it without any issues. This, however, did not stop the CM team to port Ice Cream Sandwich to the handset.
Now that Jelly Bean is out, the CM team again got to work and have managed to get Android 4.1.1 to boot on the Galaxy S. Considering that the Nexus S still has not got the official Jelly Bean update, it is nothing short of amazing and shows how dedicated and hard-working the developers are. Since this is the first release and is still in alpha stage, there are a few minor issues with the build. Nevertheless, it is just a matter of time before the developers fix everything and a stable Jelly Bean port is ready for the Galaxy S. I think it’s time the developers over at Samsung need to learn a lesson or two from the CM team.
The CM10 Alpha build, based on Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean, can be downloaded from here for the Galaxy S.