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Sensible Gingerbread Aims to Revitalize Your (HTC) Hero
HTC Hero users out there, did you think that your Android-based future was nearing the end of its life? While the telecom providers may want you to think so, we here at XDA are by your side to delay your device’s obsolescence! To that end, XDA forum member thoughtlesskyle has just what you’re looking for.
Though quite far from being ready for general consumption, his latest work in progress is to port a Sense-laden Gingerbread port from the Sapphire, which itself is ported from the Wildfire S. Basically he’s cooking up a port… of a port. At the moment, this is primarily a call for developers to indeed make this ready for the masses. To quote the developer:
-picks up network time and possibly might make calls and connect to data
-seems like gps has a chance of working
what doesnt work
-just about everything else this is more eyecandy than anything right now
While at face value, this project may not sound as wild as some of the other options available, let’s not forget that the Hero is an HVGA device with a 528 MHz ARM 11-derivative CPU, a practically nonexistant GPU, and only 288 MB of RAM. In other words, the developers here at XDA work miracles.
Please make your way to the original thread if you feel like joining the development team and / or if you want to keep tabs on their progress![Thanks for the tip, Jurellz, and for accurately stating that, “anything is possible on XDA.”]
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