Nokia N9 running Android – yes please!

Nokia N9 Android Ice Cream Sandwich

There's an Android on your Nokia O_O

If you weren’t already in the loop of the whole deal, last year Nokia decided to give up on MeeGo, a mobile platform they’ve been working on with Intel. Despite that, they did use the platform on their Nokia N9, a device which didn’t really manage to grab that many eyes out there. Ever since the first news came up on this, I would’ve liked to see them come to the green side, however, that didn’t turn out that way.

Nokia decided to go with that well known platform known as Windows Phone. The problem with that is that Windows Phone is still representing only 2% of a market heavily dominated by Android devices (pro move Nokia? Of course!). Despite the mid-range specs, the Nokia N9 still comes in with a premium price tag for its 3.9 inch display, 1GHz single core processor and the works. A friendly neighborhood Android dev known as Alexey Roslyakov, who is part of the NITDroid team, set up a somewhat working version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on the Nokia N9.

Although very much a work in progress, the hardware underneath the shiny exterior of the N9 should be able to cut it in giving you a pretty smooth Android experience on your Nokia device. The developer said that he is currently working on setting up a dual-boot system which would allow users to load either Harmattan or Ice Cream Sandwich. Personally, I’m a sucker for sweets so you know my choice!

Source – TheVerge

Full sized image of the device running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich can be found HERE!


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