Motorola Defy From 2010 Gets A Taste Of Android 5.0 Lollipop

November 11, 2014 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

You may recall that AOSP images of Android 5.0 Lollipop got released recently and many older devices got their custom AOSP-based builds of Android 5.0 Lollipop. Samsung Galaxy Nexus and Sony Xperia L were amongst those devices. There is yet another device which will get its own taste of Google’s newest treat, Motorola Defy. I was using this handset for a short while back in 2010 when it was announced, this is a rugged smartphone which originally shipped with Android 2.1 Eclair and has later received Android 2.2 Froyo update. This was back in the day Motorola was still including company’s Motoblur UI on top of Android builds, before Google got their hands on the company that is. Motorola wasn’t doing all that well back then and Motoblur UI was a rather messy and laggy experience.

I’m getting a bit carried away, ah, memories. Anyhow, Motorola Defy also received a working Android 5.0 Lollipop firmware based on the AOSP images. This is an early build though, so not all features are working (properly) and there are still a lot of bugs to take care of. We wouldn’t exactly recommend you flash this build and carry this thing as a daily driver, if you still own it and use it that is, I don’t believe many people do however. If you are however interesting in trying this out, follow the source link below which will take you to the XDA Developers thread. Motorola Defy is sporting a 3.7-inch 854 x 480 display along with 512MB of RAM and 2GB of internal storage (expandable via MicroSD card up to 32GB). This handset is powered by a TI OMAP 3610 Cortex-A8 processor clocked at 800MHz which comes with the PowerVR SGX530 GPU. This smartphone has a 5-megapixel AF camera on the back including an LED flash, front-facing shooter isn’t included though. The handset is water and dust resistant, sports rugged build. 1540mAh battery is included on the inside, the device measures 107 x 59 x 13.4mm and weighs 118 grams.

This is an old handset, really old. It actually surprised someone took the time to make an Android 5.0 Lollipop build for this thing, but if you’re interested in trying it out despite all the downsides, follow the source link below.