Nokia N9 might dual-boot into ICS soon

Nokia N9 might dual-boot into ICS soon
The first and only MeeGo smartphone, the Nokia N9, might soon turn into an Android device. Well, if you’re into some hacking - Alexey Roslyakov of the NITDroid team has posted a picture of ICS running on the Nokia N9. The title is “progress” and even though it’s still just an early build with its fair share of issues, it seems that work is advancing.

The NITDroid team is also working on porting Android 4.0 to the good old Maemo-running N900.

Now, one thing that’s particularly great about the combination of a Nokia N9 and MeeGo is the combination of a device with no physical buttons with an operating system that requires none. The handset also sports a fairly large 3.9-inch display, so you’d have some extra space for the navigational controls.

Finally, Roslyakov mentions that you can put your worries aside when it comes to MeeGo on the N9 and Android - both operating systems could run in a dual-boot setup in the future. Here’s to hoping.



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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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28 Comments

1. ddxmms

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 09, 2012

that well be nice..i guess !!

2. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

F**kin Awesome!! :-O I wish that they may just manufacture Hardwares like laptop companies and It should be be our choice to install an OS of our choice!! :-) Love you Nokia for these type of Innovative Ideas!

3. prashant_93 unregistered

And they say its not abt hardware

28. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

A good person/organization will never boast itself like Apple does for crappy & expensive devices.

4. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

Nokia N9 is another great legacy device....multiple operating systems...

5. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

This clearly describes the popularity of Android.

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

that shows that nokia is so capable of making android devices that could take down the popularity of samsung's galaxy line... if only nokia acquire Android as their primary OS im sure that the Samsung galaxy S II wont be that popular device today.

7. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

World class products always capture the market like Galaxy Sll. Nokia always fails when it comes to making Touch Screen Phones.

24. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

nokia is always top on making hardware for devices... and FYI nokia's touch screen phones are great... its the OS that makes the touch unresponsive...

10. SleepingOz unregistered

Yeah, but they choose Windows, too bad.. But keep dreaming! =]

8. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

If they manage to get ICS fully working on the N9 I might consider getting the N9 (White one), I also love Meego but the lack of support on apps is what is holding it back.. but anyway Meego + ICS would be a killer combination....I love Nokia phones so I guess for right now I will have to wait for a killer WP7 phone.

9. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Th ironic thing about this is that if the n9 was android in the first place or any of the current lumia phones also then nokia would have huge sales for these devices. The majority of those buying smartphones are overall buying android and want to use the android os,and the many loyal nokia feature phone users out there would whole heartily take the leap to android with nokia if it was available. Nokia on the other hand decided to go with the worst performing and most unwanted os in windows and sales have been dire as a result.

18. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

Worst performing? It performs a whole letter better on a 1GHz single core CPU than a GSII with a 1.5GHz dual-core CPU. Unwanted? 9 million+ people use Windows Phone just by looking at Facebook stats.

25. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Thats nine millions spread across a range of up to maybe 50 windows phone models so each individual phone does not sell well overall. Also in context 9 million out of a world population in the billions is very very small. Also in comparison android is selling up to 900,000 models per day so in just ten days times android would have sold the exact same as the entire windows user base so far. Looking at this you can see how small the windows sales actually are.

11. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

I know that android is cool and everything but the fact it is on every phone is what I don't like about android and besides that Android is not very stable when it comes to performace, that's why I'd rather have a WP7 phone...and I also hate when an Apple fan boy tells that ''my phone lags and his doesn't'' LOL

12. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

Seeing that Android OS on the N9 is blasphemy! I totally understand why Nokia did not want the vomit that is Android, officially on its hardware.

21. SleepingOz unregistered

Based on your nickname, I'm pretty sure you'd have been the biggest Android fanboy if they had chosen Android.

13. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

That's Nokia Lumia Android version :D

14. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm I wanted Nokia and Microsoft to put windows phone 8 on the Nokia N9 wow what a combination that would be in fact I wish Micros0oft would have made a special version of Windows phone 7 for Nokia that would work on the N9 that replaced those 3 bottoms with on screen capacitive buttons. they would have saved Nokia time and money and Nokia would have had a Nokia N9-A with windows phone 7 on it and been in the market place months before the Nokia Lumia 800 got on the market place. wow I hope that Microsoft helps out it's OEM partners by allowing them to use different CPU chipsets.

23. Damien_666

Posts: 37; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Interesting idea!

15. dhruba

Posts: 28; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I think the possibility of a perfect Android N9 is near zero because there will be bugs that might make the phone unusable as the main phone

16. Sarath

Posts: 19; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

Nokia N9 would have been a super hit if he had done it at the time of it's release. But sadly,android 4.0 was not available at that time.

17. AndresJ

Posts: 48; Member since: Feb 06, 2012

Nokia should have plan B - Android rather than having plan B - A must succeed ( Plan A - Windows Phone).

19. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

wow.. it was an amazing device and with ICS.. is a little hold back but I got to admit Nokia does make killer devices... and it makes ICS look good...

20. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Gorgeous phone, gorgeous OS... What could go wrong?* *Really small screen for on-screen buttons could

22. mercorp

Posts: 1045; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

If only i got an n9....i settled for the galaxy r!now i really want to killl myself!

26. Shubham412302

Posts: 582; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

if they port i will buy n9

27. Shubham412302

Posts: 582; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

if they port i will buy n9 realllllly

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