Google Says Froyo Technically Possible on G1

If you are still rocking a G1 handset, you are probably used to hearing “NO SOUP FOR YOU!” when it comes to getting an update for your “ancient” phone.  You have probably already either rooted and used Cyanogen, or you have been waiting patiently with your stock device, hoping that Google would see the light of day and give the early adopters who jumped at the first Android phone some love.

The guys over at Android Police may have some good news for you, as they have a reporter attending Google I/O, and had some conversations regarding whether or not the G1 will see the Froyo update, check out their article for the full rundown.

The article reports that the reporter had a convo with some of the people who are working on Android at Google, when he asked them about the G1, the response he got was that, “Froyo will technically run on any Android phone on the market today.”  Along with that, there were some rumors passed along that Google had some test builds of Froyo floating around the Googleplex for testing purposes.  The reporter was told that the builds were FAST, and written with the slower processor and memory in mind.

To cap it all off, the Android people said that they had no doubt that Cyanogen would be successful in porting Froyo to the G1 sometime in the future since he has solved the issue of memory in the G1.  There simply is not enough memory in the handset to support the new builds, but Cyanogen solves that with partitioning and some other magic he weaves.

Now that Cyanogen has ported 2.1 over to my G1, I am waiting to see if he will do the same to Froyo.  Even better for us G1 users?  That Google will bring some love to us early users of the Android platform as a way of saying thanks.

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  1. Reece
    May 20, 23:25 Reply

    >> To cap it all off, the Android people said that they had no doubt that Cyanogen would be successful in porting Froyo to the G1 sometime in the future since he has solved the issue of memory in the G1.

    This isn't technically correct. G1 uses have to uses a special type of SPL called DangerSPL, of which the practice of using to install ROMs has been around long before Cyanogen's Android 2.1 mod.

  2. Vic
    May 21, 20:24 Reply

    I've been on the fence on rooting my G1 for a while. I was close to trying the Cyanogen ROM, should I wait now?

    • Anzid
      May 22, 04:10 Reply

      Don't wait…. you won't be doing anything you can't undo. You'll be happier with your phone in the interim.

    • chris
      June 29, 21:42 Reply

      definitely root, have had mine rooted nor for a yr. voids your warrant but you can put it back to stock if u really have to send your phoe in for a new one. Plus most G1s manufacturers warranty is probably expired by now anyway.

  3. Justin
    May 23, 00:29 Reply

    What do you mean Google will bring some love??? so many things come to mind.

  4. Stixx
    May 24, 19:48 Reply

    I've been putting off installing the Cyanogen mod since hearing about the 4 hour battery life cock-up. Is this fixed yet?

    • Guest
      June 18, 16:15 Reply

      not sure where you heard that but I get longer battery life of CM than I get on stock.

  5. Deadtearz
    June 22, 21:34 Reply

    Just a quick FYI. 2.2 Froyo is currently being worked on for the G1 by Cyanogen. A test release IS OUT! However, there is some functionality missing. It's just a matter of time before someone figures out how to force the boot sequence to read the OS from the memory card. BartPE did it as well as many others with PC OS's… In the world of smartphones and computers, you are only as limited as your imagination!!!

    -G1, rooted, 2.1 Eclair (Stable), AWESOME battery life!

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