Would you be surprised to find out that your 7-year old smartphone supports Android 7.1.1 Nougat via a custom ROM? Well, if you happen to own a Samsung Galaxy S1, then you can install an unofficial CM version of the latest firmware, which works well and there’s a video that proves claims.
A YouTuber named XTvideos has managed to install Android 7.1.1 Nougat on his Galaxy S smartphone that was launched in June 2000. While there are many users who own newer Samsung phones who are stuck with Lollipop or Marshmallow, because there’s no Nougat custom ROM available for them yet, the Galaxy S1 i9000 has received the latest update via CyanogenMod 14.1. It’s true that it runs kind of slow and in the video you can see how long it takes to load the settings menu, but otherwise, there are no bugs and OS is clean.
You can watch the video we’ve told you about below:
In the video can be noticed Nougat’s new features into action, and we’re mentioning only a few of them: quick reply, a revamped notification area. Other awesome features that Google has introduced in Nougat are multi-window support, improved Doze mode, bundled notifications and many more.
The first Galaxy S flagship came with a 4-inch AMOLED screen that supported a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and it was protected by the first variant of Corning Gorilla Glass coating. At that time, the phone ran on Android 2.1 Éclair, but later it was upgraded to 2.3 Gingerbread. In terms of internal specs, the Galaxy S1 used an Exynos 3110 chipset that was powered by a 1.0GHz Cortex-A8 processor and supported 512MB of RAM. Also, it was available in two variants of internal memories of 8GB or 16GB and it had a rear camera of 5MP with autofocus, while on the front side was located a VGA camera. The battery had a capacity of 1,500mAh and it was removable.