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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to the Nokia N9

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to the Nokia N9
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to the Nokia N9
While Android high-ends are still waiting to get an update to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, the Nokia N9, of all smartphones, has been hacked into running the latest version of Google's platform. Interesting, yet not all that surprising achievement, since the handset was given a taste of Ice Cream Sandwich back in March. Allow us to remind you that the N9 is meant to run MeeGo and is the only device powered by the platform, which Nokia abandoned.

But does this Androidified Nokia N9 work well enough to serve as a primary device? We can only guess since the source of the evidence – Twitter user Alexey Roslyakov (a.k.a. drunkdebugger), didn't share much details on that. However, this kind of software hacks are not necessarily meant to be fully functional, rather to serve as a proof of how skilled a developer is. On the other hand, third-party firmwares, such as Cyanogenmod, have a following by the hundreds of thousands of users and are supported by a broad community of developers.

In other hacking and modding news, the HTC HD2, which is a 3-year-old Windows Mobile handset, was recently treated to a Jelly Bean port as well. Another handset that skilled developers forced into running Android was the Samsung Wave, which is powered by Samsung's bada platform.

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source: drunkdebugger (Twitter)

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