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Motorola Droid gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM (unofficial)

droid jb 640x479If there was a phone from Motorola with plenty of heart, I guess you can say that the Motorola Droid would be it. After all, this is the first Android-powered smartphone from Motorola which helped lift the company’s mobile division out of the doldrums, offering a ray of hope in the process due to the number of sales recorded. It was solid overall, although I would have liked to see a better battery life when it was first released. The Motorola Droid can be relegated to the museum now, but it seems the original Droid’s legs still has some miles left in them. After all, a developer over at XDA forums decided to go ahead with a complete build of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the latest version of the Android operating system.

Initial feedback is as expected – this is an extremely functional ROM, where the camera seemed to be extremely slow, or did not work at all. For those who have an old school Motorola Droid lying around unlocked and rooted, why not go ahead with the Jelly Bean update? At least it ought to put to shame owners of other far newer smartphones which are still rocking to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

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