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Blue Angel Finally Receives Android Port
Well, they said it couldn’t be done, that the hardware would never take it. However, challenges like these are what has kept XDA-Developers alive all these years, and with it, some devices as well. The mythical HTC Blue Angel, the first ever device to receive a WM5, WM6, and WM6.1 port, and the first ever device spotted running Android 1.0 has been granted the ability to run Android once again, but this time, a much more robust and newer build. XDA Recognized Developer d-two has successfully ported and released the first alpha version of Gingerbread 2.3.6 for the BA.
As stated, the port is in alpha state and as such has quite a few bugs, but not bad for an initial release. The device does have a working touchscreen, SD Card, BT, hardware buttons, and it even has hardware acceleration, which makes it far less laggy than it would otherwise be. On top of that, d-two just released a new kernel with enabled ADB, which could potentially allow you to push files into the device. The device still has quite a few issues such as lack of a working phone, it cannot read the state of the battery, has no data, and if it sleeps it does not wake up. However, the dev is aware of all these issues and more and is working on this project tirelessly.
If you still happen to have a Blue Angel and would like to take this for a spin, please do so as to breath new life onto this dying giant. Whoever said vintage is a thing of the past? In any case, please leave your thoughts in the thread.
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