XDA-Devs Member Boots Android 7.0 Nougat On Sony Xperia SP

By 04:52 Thu, 05 Aug 2021 Comments

Nexus 5 owners, avert your eyes! Some cunning and devious member at XDA-Developers got Android 7.0 Nougat to boot on the Sony Xperia SP.

Don't remember the phone? It launched in early 2013 on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and was officially updated only to 4.3 Jelly Bean. It has the impressive hardware of two Krait cores (1.7GHz) and 1GB of RAM.

Sony Xperia SP in all its glory

And yet the dev - Adrian DC - took some time off working 6.0 Marshmallow to jump to 7.0. Naturally this is far more a proof of concept than an actual well-working Read-Only Memory (ROM) and it certainly isn't fine for serving as a daily driver.

Sony Xperia SP running a custom Android 7.0 Nougat ROM

The Nexus 5, by comparison, launched in late 2013 and with much more capable hardware too (quad-core Krait, 2GB of RAM). But Google did not include it in the Nougat upgrade plans.




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