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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Teknik, Dec 26, 2009.

  1. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I bought the samsung galaxy as my first android device, as i really like the idea of regular updates. Ive had the HTC Tytn 2 (badged as the O2 XDA stellar) for over 2 years (got it very shortly after release) and like having a powerful phone but wanted an update.
    Now i am running the galaxy on android 1.5, but ive just installed/mounted android 2.1 onto my tytn.
    Why is it that fans can get the latest and greatest android running on old hardware and samsung cant even get it to run on their cutting edge hardware? and to add insult to injury it runs faster on my tytn 2!

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  2. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

    Android 2.1 is running on TytN II? WOW. Let me repeat that: WOW.
  3. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    is this real?
    android 2.1 on a winmo device?
    i wasnt aware 2.1 was available on anything right now
    video proof mate
    its a 400mhz processor and 128mb ram
    i doubt it runs faster and 2.1 doesnt seem to be about yet
  4. kam187

    kam187 Android Expert

    RE: why we cant run 2.1, see the sticky.

    RE: Android on WM devices, yes its real!

    They use a preloader claled haret. You boot windows, execute the preloader, and it wipes all ram and boots android.

    Its NOT android inside WM. They use haret to get around the problems associated with the built in bootloader on many devices.

    I have my HTC diamond running android right now. And guess what it has the same processor as the samsung, and MORE ram. The screen res is VGA (higher than the samsung) and the whole thing runs really fast (probably due to ram).

    The screen is resistive and really crap tho.

    Sad sad sad
  5. Rastaman-FB

    Rastaman-FB Extreme Android User

    but 2.1 KAM?
    i was searching about for ages on how to do this and couldnt find anything for 2.1
  6. Teknik

    Teknik Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    apologies, while android actually reports it as being 2.1, checked the rom thread i got it from and it says its 2.0.1v2
    However on the speed side of things it 'feels' as fast as my galaxy if not faster. Possibly cos its a fresh install, possibly cos the 3d drivers actually work, possibly cos its got more ram. But more likely its due to all of the above (girlfriend is using the phone and shes reported it having some issues, like it refused to answer when i rang her, however worked fine for her to ring me back. But what do you expect when you are hacking it to run on a 2 year old WM phone!)
  7. Cougar

    Cougar Android Enthusiast

    Got a link for that?

    Might be an interesting side project for my Stellar.
  8. dennism

    dennism Lurker

    Seems to me that Google should be providing tools to allow users easily to upgrade their devices, freeing them from their dependence on hardware vendors:

    Issue 5367 - android - Tools and documentation required to facilitate user-driven upgrades - Project Hosting on Google Code

    I would be happy to discard Samsung's customizations (keeping their drivers of course) and upgrade using some Google-provided build (keeping Maps, Market, Mail and other closed-source apps, which are already resident on my phone).
  9. Xenon

    Xenon Well-Known Member

  10. Shayko

    Shayko Member

    voted as well.

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