Originally Posted by pilu1978
I think the old X8 had much longer lifecycle than someone expected it earlier.
The phone came out with weak hardware (especially the less than 200mb ram) and android 1.6. And now near fully working 4.1.2 available...
Today a "low-end device" means:
-armv7a (we have only armv6 instruction set)
-vfp3/vfp4 (we have the first version of vfp)
-thumb2 instructions (we have the first version of thumb)
-neon (we not have it)
-at least 350-400 mb available ram (typical value of 512mb phones, we have around 175-190, depends from the used kernel)
-and much more powerful cpu (a simple msm7x27A have 3-4 times more raw cpu power on 800-1000 MHz than our overclocked msm7227...)
So, the X8 is a great phone (now I have a Z, but keep the X8 too), but we need to stop dreaming about newer and newer android versions...
Totally agree with you! Our little device is running short with today specifications, but is still running. (Running 4.1 Android versions!!)
That is pretty amazing. Most of that success is due to the fact that it has a large community still working on it.
Originally Posted by apaan
Looks like there is still hope:
Android KitKat / CyanogenMod 11 coming for ARMv6 Phones
but yes, porting to x8 will be a hard task.
no branch cm-11 on shakira device at androidarmv6
cm-11 branch on the msm7x27
I wouldn't give up on the idea of having 4.4 on our devices!
Of course, a full version would be impossible, but we have magicians in XDA!!