Back in the olden days, the Samsung Galaxy S was the flagship device of the Korean electronics giant. During those times, the handset was already ahead of its times and a lot of our smartphone-crazed brethren sang praises to the device. All these where shattered however when Google unveiled Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, then the latest iteration of the Google mobile operating system.
Back then, it was Samsung who announced that the Samsung Galaxy S didn’t have enough power to handle Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A lot of users of the handset at that time were disappointed with the news but when you come to think of it, a lot of ICS builds for the handset also became available thereby giving these users a chance to experience the look and feel of ICS on their handsets.
And with the release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the question being asked right now is when the current handsets in the market will get their tasty treat of Jelly Bean. Going back to the Samsung Galaxy S, the handset already managed to get a feel of the latest Android version, albeit unofficially, through a Jelly Bean ROM courtesy of the hardworking fellows over at XDA-developers. And with this, the Samsung people have been proven wrong yet again.
According to those who were brave and adventurous enough to take this Jelly Bean ROM for a spin, the ROM already works flawlessly on the Samsung Galaxy S save for a couple of minor bugs. Calls and SMS are already working on the handset along with data and Wi-Fi connectivity. In addition to that, the camera of the handset is as perfect as it can get which is basically the same case as the Bluetooth and GPS of the Samsung Galaxy S. Of course, being an unofficial ROM means that there are some stuff that are not working and these include not being able to mount the external SD to a PC and Google Now is not working flawlessly, either.
If you still rock the Samsung Galaxy S for your mobile weapon of choice and think you have the guts to tinker with your device, you just need to download the necessary files and flash them onto your handset and before you know it, you r Samsung Galaxy S will already be rocking Jelly Bean for that matter.
As for the Samsung Galaxy S, the handset is no longer a spring chicken but its components were very impressive during its heydays. It has a Hummingbird chipset under the hood which gave the handset a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and 512 MB of RAM while its storage space ranges from 8GB to 16GB. Display-wise, the Samsung Galaxy S packs a 4.0-inch SuperAMOLED panel with a 480 x 800 resolution while its camera department is composed of a rear 5MP shooter capable of 720p capture and a front-facing VGA video call camera.