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Nexus One and Nexus S get Android 4.4 ROMs from XDA

Nexus OneThe first ever Nexus smartphone was launched by HTC back in 2010 which went by the name of Nexus One. This was followed by the Samsung made Nexus S in late 2010. Both smartphones have long been out of Google’s official update cycle, but the developer community hasn’t rested for a second. Developers at XDA have worked on two working and partially stable ROMs for the Nexus One and the Nexus S respectively.

While the Nexus One ROM isn’t quite stable due to hardware limitations, the Nexus S ROM appears to be functional for the most part. There were some issues with the graphics drivers and some core Google apps not functioning properly, but the ROM is apparently stable enough to work as your daily driver. It’s very unlikely that many would still use the Nexus One or the Nexus S as their primary device, but if they do, this new ROM is worth a try.

Android 4.4 KitKat was supposed to support older devices with no hardware limitations, but strangely that hasn’t applied to Google’s own devices like the Galaxy Nexus. So it’s very reassuring to have the developer community backing a device as old as the Nexus One and the Nexus S.

Source: XDA

Via: Talk Android