HTC G1 – The 1st Ever Android Phone – Gets Ice Cream Sandwich!

The HTC G1, the first ever Android phone to be released to the masses, the grand daddy of all Android phones out there, is long dead. The handset’s internal specifications are way too outdated to run Android 2.3 Gingerbread properly, forget Ice Cream Sandwich.

However, one XDA developer – stritfajt – has seemingly done the impossible. He has released the first ever Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the HTC G1. Since this is an alpha build some of the stuffs like Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are broken, but the basic features like touchscreen, all the new Ice Cream Sandwich goodies work just fine.

The developer has also uploaded a video of Ice Cream Sandwich running on the handset. While  the phone clearly struggles to run Ice Cream Sandwich, it is still incredible to see the first ever Android phone running the latest version of Android.

Below is the video of the G1 running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -:


So, if any of our readers still have a G1 lying around, its time to take it out from the drawer where its collecting dust, and load some Ice Cream Sandwich goodness on it. Here is the link to the XDA thread.

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Rajesh Pandey

Rajesh is a 19 year old nerd, currently pursuing B.Com Hons from Bhawanipore college in Kolkata, India. He loves everything tech, especially Android. You can follow him on twitter @ePandu or mail to him at [email protected]