Nokia N900 gets Android 2.2 (Froyo) ahead of many droids

You have to give it to the Nokia N900. It ranks among the most versatile phones ever – if not actually sitting at the top of the list. While many droids are still stuck on version 1.5, 1.6 and 2.1, the Maemo-powered device has had Android 2.2 (codenamed Froyo) ported to it.

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This dude has had OSx, Ubuntu and now Android ported to it. Perhaps we will see Windowsphone 7 when that is available? Who cares anyway? This device is a true herald of what mobile computers will become – open hardware on which an OS of the user’s choice can be installed.

If you are looking for something geeky to pass the time, take a look at the video below of Android 2.2 running on the N900:

Yes; I know you want to ask if I will be giving this a shot. Let’s see…. Nah! I prefer Maemo 5 to Android 2.2. Sorry to disappoint you, guys.

If you are interested in pulling this off though, head over to the NitDroid V2 Development page.

Mister Mobility

I started blogging about mobile in 2004 as a fun way to share my passion for gadgets and mobile services. My other interests include digital media, speaking and teaching, photography, travelling, and dancing.

7 thoughts on “Nokia N900 gets Android 2.2 (Froyo) ahead of many droids

  • June 28, 2010 at 8:12 pm

    @ my yomi I sent you a email, I have a feeling I sent it to the wrong email, please send me a email I need to provide you with some information. Thanks

  • June 28, 2010 at 8:24 pm

    Bring it on and Bring it all.

    That is N900 talking, it is certain that this portable computer will run anything.

  • June 29, 2010 at 11:12 am

    What is the difference between maeno and android device? do they have this same processing power?

  • June 29, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    Someone has to do some real analysis for the question above.

  • June 29, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    Intel must have seen the future of mobile computing in maemo5 nokia N900 and that is why it choosed to invite nokia to merge its maemo with their moblin to form the now Most anticipated os( MeeGo) that is sending chills to both apple,android and Rim.Yomi, just keep on keeping on with your pocket pc.We cheerish ur bold and fair review of the great device yet to be fairly challenge by any phone in terms of real performance and not just UI for the West that is perhaps mobily handicapped.

  • July 1, 2010 at 7:55 pm

    You ask me, the N900 is a true mobile computer as the worg goes. It is just like Microsoft windows OS, or a clone desk top computer, where you can install anything you want on it. Contrast it with the MAC Os X and MAC computers where you are restricted to just the Snow leopard.

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