There are some devices that come and go, seemingly in the blink of an eye, never to be seen again. But there are some others that seem to live on and on.
One such device is the HTC HD2. The flagship handset featured a very large (at the time) 4.3-inch display, and was one of the very last devices to launch with Windows Mobile 6.5 onboard, going on sale in 2009 just a few months before Microsoft announced Windows Phone 7 Series.
Like other Windows Mobile devices, the HD2 was not eligible for upgrade to WP7, despite having the hardware requirements to run the OS. But the developer community has never been especially happy with how things ended for the HD2, and since then, devs all over the world have ported an astonishing range of operating systems to the device.
The latest OS to make its way to the device is Android 5.0 Lollipop, thanks to macs18max, a member on the legendary XDA Developers forums. He has created an early ROM for the HD2 based on Android 5.0.1, although it is currently extremely limited in its functionality. However, he says that he will continue his efforts to make the ROM more feature-complete.
The HD2 has previously played host to unofficial builds - in various states of completeness - of Windows Phone 7, Windows Phone 8, Windows RT and Firefox OS, as well as Android versions 2.2 Froyo, 2.3 Gingerbread, 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich, 4.1 to 4.3 Jelly Bean and 4.4 KitKat.
There's no indication of when we can actually expect the unofficial Lollipop ROM to be made available for the HD2 - if at all - but something tells us this won't be the last OS to make its way on to the venerable device.