Samsung has announced their two new flagships, the S6 and the S6 Edge. Both devices will run using Samsung's new 64 bit 14 nm Finfet processor which is a worlds first for a smart phone. It is smaller more powerful and easier on the battery. The performance is 20% faster, consumes 35% less power and sees a 30% productivity gain over the chipset in the Galaxy Note 4 which is running at 20nm. The ram is DDR4 which should boost running memory...
ICS Minimum Specs Tested to the Limit
Since the release of Android 4.0 we’ve seen it running on a large number of devices thanks to either an official update, leaked OEM ROM or a port by one of our many talented developers. While the vast majority of these devices are still reasonably current, there have also been many older devices lucky enough to receive the ICS treatment. The device we’re about to look at though, is probably not one that you would have ever envisaged running Google’s latest and greatest.
Enter the Samsung GT-i5510. Even when it was released back in November 2010 this was a fairly mid range device. It sports a modest 600MHz Qualcomm CPU and 240×400 display. Released in the same month as the Samsung Vibrant & Fascinate, it had effectively half the specs of its bigger sibling’s with their 1GHz Hummingbird CPU and higher resolution. Despite that, it’s still keeping up after receiving an unofficial and Ice Cream Sandwich-laden CyanogenMod 9 port thanks to XDA senior member WillingMagic.
Now, the build is by no means fit for daily use. There are numerous issues still to be resolved but the developer insists that he will support this project, and fix as many as possible, while still working on CyanogenMod 7 for the same device. If for some reason you’re still not convinced of what an achievement this is, consider the fact that Google’s previous flagship device, the Nexus One, will never receive an official taste of Android 4.0.
Head over to the ROM thread to get started. It just goes to show, sometimes you can teach an old dog new tricks.
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