If you are a Nokia N900 fan and also like Android OS, we’ve got some good news for you. We have received some footage and pictures of a Nokia n900 running Android 2.2 Froyo! Yes this is true, After successfully porting Android 2.1 Eclair and Froyo to the iPhone, developers have ported it to n900. There are certain issues still waiting to be fixed but if you can live with those or just want to experience Android on your N900, continue reading after the jump for all the details.
N900 is a great device. Unlike most of Nokia’s devices that run Symbian, it sports a much better and more powerful operating system, Nokia’s Maemo based on Linux. Since the device already runs a Linux-based operating system and Android also happens to be based on Linux, thus porting Android to this phone has come rather naturally.
The port hasn’t been 100 percent as the ported Android 2.2 Froyo on Nokia n900 is not able to:
- Catch carrier signals
- Mount SD Card
- Use Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
Here is the video of the port.
Update: XDA-Developers forum member reslan_912 has successfully managed porting Android 2.3.1 Gingerbread to Nokia N900. For the complete update guide, visit this forum thread and follow the instructions there. There are several quirks in it as well, like camera and 3G not working, calls working sometime but not all the time, issues with speakers and mic for many users as well, and perhaps some other problems in addition to these, so take it with a grain of salt. If you are a developer yourself, you can take the work from there and maybe even help fix these issues.