It may seem like old hardware now, but when the original 7-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab was released, I fell over myself to buy one. It was running the same hardware as the Galaxy S, a 1Ghz Hummingbird processor, 512MB RAM and a now-quaint 1024×600 resolution, but it was the forerunner to what we know to be an Android tablet. More importantly, Samsung released it with a modified version of Android 2.2 Froyo, and ended the line when it was updated to Gingerbread last year.
Now the self-starting development team behind CyanogenMOD 9 has adapted the Ice Cream Sandwich-based ROM to run on this “ancient” hardware, and so far it looks to be pretty smooth. For a first build, things aren’t working as smoothly as they eventually will, and some important features like the camera are not working, but overall it seems to be pretty good. Performance, which is the most important metric, is surprisingly spritely for such aging hardware.
If you’re interested in the outcome, and understand the limitations, head on over to XDA-Developers for the download instructions. If you manage to get it working, let us know how you like it!
Source: Netbook News