Android 4.1, JellyBean Comes to First Ever Android Smartphone, T-Mobile G1 (VIDEO)

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By Vincent Funaro , Christian Post Reporter
August 10, 2012|8:49 am

The T-Mobile G1, the first ever Android-powered smartphone to hit the market, is now running a build of Android 4.1, JellyBean.

The new Google software seems to be making its rounds with many of the Android devices of the past, however, the G1 that launched back in 2008 is the furthest back one could go and normally runs the first-ever build of the software.

The new JellyBean update for the G1 can be found in the XDA-Developers forums and was put together by SoCal Devs. The software runs somewhat stable on the device, but not without its fair share of lagging, according to YouMobile.org.

Google is expected to begin rolling out the official upgrade for many of the newer Android devices in the coming months. The G1 probably will not make that list.

A high quality Android 4.1, JellyBean ROM has been released this week for the Verizon variant of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus.

The ROM runs extremely smooth and is close to what the actual official update will be like, according to YouMobile.org.

It is based off the JRO03L AOSP build, a code that recently hit servers.

The Samsung Galaxy Nexus can now be obtained on Sprint for free with a new 2-year agreement, according to the company's website.

The carrier began the offer last month following in the footsteps of Verizon, who already offers the smartphone for free for customers with new agreements.

Best Buy also started offering the Galaxy Nexus for free last month.

The Galaxy Nexus is one of the first devices able to upgrade to Android 4.1, JellyBean and comes with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich pre-installed.

 

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