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There’s a point which we’re coming up on, if we haven’t reached it already, where it makes more sense to think of the HTC HD2 in terms of what mobile platforms it DOESN’T run than those that it does. In just the past year we’ve seen it get Jelly Bean, Windows Phone 8, and even full-on Windows RT. With no signs of development slowing down for the three-and-a-half-year-old smartphone, the latest OS to join the ranks of HD2 compatibility is Mozilla’s new Firefox OS.

This early port is a bit of a kludge, and a number of important things are broken: SIM card recognition, sound output, mass storage, and the camera all have serious issues. Then again, we’re less interested in this as a new daily driver for an ancient handset than we are for just seeing the work of people crazy enough to shorehorn this new platform onto the old stalwart.

While it’s always great to see the HD2 back in the news, it almost makes us a little sad; will we ever see another smartphone arrive that is so beloved by the dev community that it’s able to spawn so many projects built around it? Sure, there are plenty more recent phones with vibrant custom ROM support, but how many of those venture so regularly out to other, non-native platforms?

Source: XDA-Developers forums
Via: WMPoweruser

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