HTC HD2 gets to sample Windows Phone 8

The HTC HD2 was a device ahead of its time when it first launched featuring a 4.3-inch touch display, 5 megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and powered by a 1GHz single core Snapdragon S1 processor with Adreno 200 graphics  448MB of RAM. Everyone expect that Microsoft would offer an upgrade to the device for Windows Phone 7 because of its more than capable hardware. While it never officially received an update, the developer community have ported various versions of Windows Phone 7 and even ported Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the device.

The most recent news is even more surprising as developers have now managed to port the newest Windows Phone 8 on the HTC HD2.

Keep in mind that the hardware is over two years old and the port is somewhat limited as you can see in the following photos which the developer team posted on Twitter. However what's interesting is that a two-year old device is capable of running Windows Phone 8, while Microsoft chooses to deny it to Windows Phone 7.5 devices.

It is also important to point out that the images have been provided by the developers only as a proof of concept and we cant expect a fully working Windows Phone 8 ROM to be released for the HTC HD2 anytime in the near future.

sourceDFT via WPCentral

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