The HTC HD2 Gets Ice Cream Sandwich Before Verizon

Trivia time: what phone can Android 2.2, 2.3, Windows Phone NoDo/Mango, MeeGo, Maemo, and now Ice Cream Sandwich? The correct answer is the HTC HD2, a phone released way back in 2009 with Windows Mobile 6.5. Even though it launched with lackluster software it was very popular because of it’s great hardware. The HD2 was one of the first phones with a 1GHz processor and a large screen. The dev community will simply not let it die.

A XDA member has cooked up a custom Ice Cream Sandwich rom for the HD2, and for the most part it works great. All the essentials like WiFi, Bluetooth, and the touchscreen work great. The list of not working features include USB mass storage, camera, and hardware acceleration (a big feature of ICS). Hit the XDA link below for all the details.

Do you hear that, Verizon? A phone that launched with Widows Mobile has Ice Cream Sandwich running on it before you’ve launched the Galaxy Nexus.

XDA via Techie Buzz

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