Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to the Nokia N9

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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  • Display 3.9" 480 x 854 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(7.00h 3G talk time)

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18 Comments

1. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 544; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

android can be ported on any hardware platform.Can WP and IOS be ported on any hardware platform? the power of Linux,the power of choices............

2. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

The fact that Android (Linux) can be ported comes for the fact that its open-source ... And that's not the power of Linux that's just a feature that other OS don't provide! As a Ubuntu user, i can say Linux is the best thing that happened to OS's! It's powerful, easy, you get full access, full controll of your Pc... "sudo -i" FTW!!!

10. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

linux is the most unfriendly OS ever made if u are talking about normal user its too complex and almost takes 4x times to do things that can be done on windows instantly. If developers are targeted then its their first choice othervise normal users say Linux is pathetic.

11. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

and yes i tried ubuto10.10 and it was my worst experence at office it almost forced me to leave the company till they realized that is going wrong way and i was more then happy to leave this OS for good seriously nothing can be done in simple way sudo sudo sudo enev installation of the OS is combersome and all basic things need to be indivusualy installed.compared to windows linux is HELL windows provide pure stragiht forward interface wide software availabilty for developer suits and i was like WTF when i found linux C/C++ compiler is standalone and it dont enev provide debugiing mode or step by step debug like any software suit of windows proivde. dont looks Easy to me as u are saying

6. dickwyn

Posts: 621; Member since: May 07, 2012

Now this is how android would look like on Nokia hardware

14. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Yes, and it makes Nokia hardware look awful! Thank you, Nokia, for rejecting the puke OS that is Android!

9. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

why any idiot would like to PORT Android on Iphones or Wp when they are already awsome if someone likes Android he can buy android phone or there are other OS like BB, bada they can be switched but for ios and wp no need to do this

3. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

sorry if i'll offend someone here... android fans hate nokia because nokia wont go android?! they want nokia to go andriod... but i think it wont happen!!

5. wendygarett unregistered

I think it will be meego with Google play...

7. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

Where'd you get the idea that they genuinely hate nokia for one thing? And secondly for something so stupid? Don't take internet pissing contests so seriously.

12. Raptor9142

Posts: 41; Member since: Apr 15, 2012

Android fans don't hate Nokia, they hate its progress in software development.

15. Gideon751

Posts: 2; Member since: Oct 14, 2011

I HATE Nokia

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

android is way too crowded at the moment its not worth going there for nokia look at their Stock does it looks like Nokia is in position of shifting to android without Google support like MS is supporting

4. thunderising

Posts: 232; Member since: Nov 25, 2011

I think there should be a CyanogenMod for the N9

8. aaronkatrini

Posts: 242; Member since: Jun 06, 2012

I'll get a summer job to buy a N9 if CyanogenMod decides to develop for N9!!!

16. s-hitman

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

If Nokia thinks of android like they did with windows phone I'm sure they can make amazing phones

17. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

I I am correct one of the Primary REASONS Nokia went to Windows 7 and 8 series smart phones was because there were so many smart phone manufacturers producing Android smart phones that Nokia Officials decided to be different and go with Windows 7 series and 8 series smart phones. if the windows smart phones sales had been better Nokia would not look like an under dog now. One thing for sure windows Phone "8" is a totally different kind of smart phone because it uses the same advanced Windows "NT" operating system as Windows Desktop, Laptop, Server, and Tablet Computera and folks because of this it will be around a long long time even if the public does not buy Windows smart phones. This is Microsoft's working out their dream of a Unified OS

18. User65

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

I loved Nokia for more than 10 years. I now hate Nokia after I bought N9 to my daughter. It looks beautiful but without life. It is a dead phone.

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