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Samsung Galaxy S gets unofficial Marshmallow update

Samsung Galaxy S I9000 2010 smartphone gets unofficial Marshmallow update
Samsung Galaxy S
The original Galaxy S flagship launched with Android 2.1 and only got official updates up to 2.3, but now users of this five-year old device can enjoy an unofficial Marshmallow update.
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Samsung Galaxy S was announced back in March 2010 and has hit the market three months later. With a 4-inch display, only 512 MB of memory and a single-core Cortex-A8 processor with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, this handset can barely keep up with some of today's low-end Android smartphone. Fortunately, those who still use Samsung's Galaxy S might soon get a fully working Android 6.0 Marshmallow ROM for it, although not an official one.

The latest official firmware for the Galaxy S is based on Android 2.3.6 Gingerbread and has Samsung's TouchWiz UI on top. According to the notorious XDA Developers forum, "The device should be firmly in the graves by now, but through the efforts of XDA Senior Member sooti, users who still have the great great great grandfather of Galaxy flagships can enjoy the taste of Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Fair warning, the ROM is in alpha, so expect bugs in a lot of places."

Although the ROM is still in an early stage of development, sooti confessed that building this "took weeks of work." Unfortunately, it may take a few more weeks to iron out all minor issues. For now, only the GPS is not working, but the sensors, camera, WiFi, Bluetooth, or the internal SD and USB storage mode seem to work just fine.

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Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5461 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2015-12- 4 (Update: 2015-12- 4)