You know when you see someone really old and they're dressed like someone half their age? This is kinda how we feel about this next story.
The HTC T-Mobile G1 has been given a taste of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Yes, the original Android handset - the one that shipped without an on screen keyboard, no video player codec and didn't even have a decent jack for the headphones - has been given the latest Android OS by those cheeky developers over at XDA.
It's kinda funny really when you think about it - these devs have put together what's described as a 'semi operational' version of the software. Which basically means it is slooooow and a little bit buggy. And it's not ideal for you to use every day because it can't even get cellular data working.
But the fact of the matter is, Jelly Bean has been ported over to the Gandalf of Androids and for that, we're truly grateful.
Makes me feel quite nostalgic for the G1 actually which I - like lots of you - got when it came out. Exclusive to T-Mobile here in the UK and marketed as the world's first Google phone, it was a smashing piece of kit. The bells and whistles of an iPhone but something different to Apple.
It had have its flaws though - not least a battery that I remember would lose up to 10% an hour even in idle mode with the screen off. But it was still great for its time.
In fact, I may even head off to eBay right now...
Via The Verge