Developer teases Android Ice Cream Sandwich port for the Nokia N9

Developer teases Android Ice Cream Sandwich port for the Nokia N9A lot of people maintain that if Nokia was determined to look to an outside platform when ditching MeeGo and Symbian a year ago, it made the wrong choice in Windows Phone and should have opted for Android itself.

Well, Nokia N9 users can now get a glimpse of what might have been thanks to NITDroid, a port for the MeeGo OS that brings the wonders of Android Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nokia flagship.

The ICS port is the work of developer Alexey Roslyakov, who showed off a screenshot of his handiwork via Twitter, along with the one-word caption “progress”.

As that implies, the port is by no means final, but it certainly gives owners of the MeeGo-based N9 something to look forward to.

And if you like the sound of ICS running on the stunning N9 hardware but still want to keep hold of MeeGo (and we imagine a lot of people would), Roslyakov also revealed that he's working on a dual-boot setup so you can switch between Harmattan and Android to your heart's content.

For the time being, though, we'll just have to make do with the pic and the assurance that "progress" is being made towards the finished article. We'll keep you posted!

Via The Verge

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 10, 2012 at 12:03

Bring it on!

Stelph  Feb. 10, 2012 at 13:06

As nice as this is, surely the programns/software for porting Android apps to Meego are a better option than dual booting? That way you get the stability and awesomeness (yes its a word) of Meego with the app availability of Android

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 10, 2012 at 13:51

Agree, stelph.
But it seems the ICS port is closer than Open Mobile's ACL. Remember how Dalvik's Android thingy went, well, nowhere, yet ;)

Stelph  Feb. 10, 2012 at 15:32

true, although wasnt Dalvik's Android up and working? Just that Dalvik were foolishly aiming at marketing it to manufacturers only rather than end users, and theres no way Nokia in its current mindset would pay to add it to their devices

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 10, 2012 at 16:00

at some point, Dalvik was supposed to be part of BB OS7...never happened... MaeMo and MeeGo, if I remember correctly, were to get it, also... The N900 can run some Android games, but via a different hack ;)

Stelph  Feb. 10, 2012 at 19:13

Yeah it was supposed to get it, but the point being that Nokia had to pay to use it, and they never would, and for whatever reason Dalvik has never allowed the end user to just buy it (which would make the most sense) ah well

JanSt / MOD  Feb. 11, 2012 at 08:30

ah well, indeed :(


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