Android 2.2 installed on Nokia N900 to prove a point

Android 2.2 installed on Nokia N900 to prove a point
Although it's meant to run on the Linux-based Maemo OS, we've seen the Nokia N900 get some face time with Android in the past. In fact, the handset has been a playground for coders and developers ever since it came out, constantly evolving the platform, and adding functionality not there before.

It was just a matter of time before someone shouted “first!” that they have managed to install Android 2.2 on the handset. A video on AndroidCentral forums has popped up to prove it, and the execution seems to work well. Now, the effort is still work in progress, since the phone lacks some basic features such as cell phone signal and Wi-Fi, but it is still fun to watch Android doing its thing on the handset. The first Froyo build on the Nokia N900 also can't mount your SD card, but other than that the point is proved in the video below.

Now how upsetting is the fact that a Nokia handset is running Froyo, and your Android handset is still waiting in that line?

Nokia N900 Specifications | Review

source: AndroidGuys



1. ilia1986 unregistered

If only the phone had a capacitive screen. Oh, wait - I forgot - it's a nokia phone. Better now install 2.2 on the N8 then.

2. zerglisk

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I realized that girls tend to like resistive screen better due to the fact that they respond to finger nails.... Every time my GF uses my HD2, she always tries to press the screen with her finger nails... so a lot of complains about phone not working at all come after...

3. ilia1986 unregistered

Yeah well - thats true. Maybe then we should brand nokia phones as phones for women..

4. ace1122

Posts: 237; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

I kinda like resistive screens for that reason too. I'm a guy and i don't have long fingernails but i can be more accurate when i can use my fingernail.

5. BlackberryUser

Posts: 609; Member since: Jun 26, 2009

ace1122, probably not as fast though...

6. ilia1986 unregistered

Well if you're using your phone as a drawing board... But even if you were - if you had a capacitive screen - you could just zoom in using multi-touch to the area you want precise touch on - and do this anyway.

8. jpropin

Posts: 152; Member since: May 20, 2010

If they did brand it for women, you'd have to be the first in line, cause your obsessive whining about Nokia is errily similar to my ex-wife's obsession over Kenmore Dishwashers

10. ilia1986 unregistered

So everyone who is obsessive about something is a woman according to your definition? I can see why you have an ex-wife..

7. thatdude1 unregistered

@ilia1986-GET. OFF. NOKIA'S. D--K. ALREADY! You truly have no life.

9. CRICKETownz

Posts: 980; Member since: Oct 24, 2009

Simmer down there little buddy...don't get your Nokia panties in a bunch. Not going to go as far to say that Nokia "sucks"...i'll just say Nokia leaves a lot to be desired. You would expect more out of a #1 worldwide mobile phone maker than what they have been bringin.

11. Nullstring

Posts: 18; Member since: Jan 27, 2010


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