Aug, 27 2012

While the original Motorola DROID — which is coming up on its third anniversary this November — isn’t anywhere near being the hot device to acquire, it still enjoyed a rich year or so atop the ranks of Android devices. Many people bought the device that kick-started the Android craze, and many of those people (including yours truly) still own it.

If your tinkering hand is feeling a little tingly you might want to consider putting Jelly Bean on the device. That’s right, the device has gotten its very own Jelly Bean ROM, and truth be told it will extend the life of your phone even longer if you’re the type who still hasn’t upgraded.

The ROM is very smooth and stable, and the only thing that isn’t working quite right is the camera. It’s not too surprising that Jelly Bean runs smoothly on the device. Ice Cream Sandwich ran a lot better than Gingerbread, Froyo, and Eclair ever did, and Jelly Bean adds even more improvements to help performance.

You won’t be getting the buttery smoothness that you’d get from other phones, of course — the hardware is simply too dated — but it’s remarkable that it looks as good as it does on such a slow processor. If you’re still using the DROID as either a phone or a media player you’re sure to want to get your hands on it. Head to the source link for the download. [XDA via Droid-Life]

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