We all know that many users are already waiting for 7.0 Nougat updates on their Galaxy S7 and S6 devices, but today we will show you a video that will show you how 7.1.1 Nougat looks on the first Galaxy S1.
Android 7.1 Nougat Running Surprisingly On The 7-Year-Old Galaxy S1
By default, the latest Android versions are reserved for the latest devices and more advanced hardware. The limitation is almost always on the capacity of the processor, which causes that older device is stopped in time and without updates.
But a video posted on YouTube shows something that many thoughts was not possible. Someone managed to put Android 7.1 running on one of the first smartphones of the Samsung Galaxy S line.
Despite being a smartphone which is already seven years old, the Samsung Galaxy S was a sales success and major smartphones that the Korean brand put on the market.
After all these years, and without receiving Android updates for a long time, has now arisen proof that this still manages to run the latest versions of Android. It’s not an official version, but it proves well that you still have everything just simply you need to be up to date.
This video shows the Galaxy S running a version of the modified CyanogenMod 14.1, adapted to the hardware that equips this phone. Surprisingly, it is clearly visible in the video; there is no slowness in the device as it is running normally.
We remember that the first Galaxy S, the GT-I9000, had only 512MB of RAM, something that has long been left unused. It also had a SoC Hummingbird or Exynos 3110 with a Cortex-A8 processor at 1.0GHz, complemented with a PowerVR SGX540 GPU. The storage memory was 8 or 16 GB, expandable up to 32GB via SD card.
The Galaxy S was released with version 2.1 Eclair of Android and received, later, an update for version 2.3 Gingerbread. Over the years, and always through unofficial ROMs, it has been being updated to the latest versions.
Being a 7-year-old phone with clearly outdated hardware, it was not expected to be able to run so smoothly the latest version of Android, but the truth is that it still manages to show up to the task.