Not too long ago, GoMo News reviewed the HD2 smartphone. This beast of a phone from HTC was let down badly by the operating system it was packing: Windows Mobile 6.5. But good news has echoed from the hills today, as it seems that soon you might be able to get Android up and running on your HD2.
What’s the beef?
You can see the full review here, but what it boils down to is this: the HD2 is a great phone that is painful to use because it runs on WinMo 6.5
But over on UberGizmo, we see that industrious programmers over on the x-da developers forum have gotten the Linux kernel running on the HD2. And since Android is based on Linux, it hopefully won’t be long before the full OS can get going on the HD2.
They’ve even got a video showing the Linux kernel running on the device:
What we think?
One of the things working in Androids favour is that it inspires this kind of ground level work. We’ve seen various iPhone models getting booted up on Android over the last few weeks, and now the HD2 has joined the list. And it’s actually pretty appropriate, considering how HTC is currently the best Android maker in the world.