One of the most exciting things about Android was the idea that it could be ported back to older handsets. This turned out to be harder than expected, except for a few HTCs and amazingly, a Palm Treo from 2004.
The 650, which runs old-school Palm OS, must be straining to boot Google’s mobile OS, working with just 32MB of RAM and a 312MHz processor — a far cry from even the G1 (aka HTC Dream), which isn’t known for its snappy performance. But with time and patience she flickers to life anyway. And for its mere fact of existence, this Frankensteinian monster should be applauded. Onward and downward, brave Android hackers. [Engadget]