Video of Nokia N9 Running Android ICS Using NITDriod

Looks like the port of Android onto the Nokia N9 just got a lot more real with this Alpha version of NITDriod.

According to maker here is what you can expect from it:

– dualboot kernel (without reflashing), ability to choose OS after power on.
– 3D drivers, OpenGL
– hwrotation (portrait mode only, accelerometer HAL doesn’t work)
– touchscreen (multitouch)
– hw buttons (volume, power)
– ECI accessory (headset buttons)
– USB networking
– lcd off in sleep mode
– alarm driver, RTC
– mounting MyDocs as “SDCard” [realized; NOT FIXED, but HACK EXISTS]
– basic video decoding (sw) and playback, youtube (choppy)
– basic CellMo functionality: network registration, USSD, SMS, data (GPRS/EDGE/3G), signaling. Actually, ofono/ofono-ril stack is used: all things that it able to do on the n900.
– bluetooth (scanning, can pair devices. I didn’t test deeper).
– charging (note: without any notification in UI)
– sensors: accelerometer
– audio: playback (audio routing to: loudspeaker, headset or earpiece)
– lights HAL (lcd brightness)
– root access (via adb shell; su/Superuser.apk)

Here is a hands on demo of Android ICS running on a Nokia N9

Pretty Cool right? If this can get out of testing phase the Nokia N9 will dual boot MeeGo and Android!!  Want to try for yourself? Here is the link for the download and instructions. I am not risking my N9 to test but…I know a few of you will.

Via: My Nokia Blog

Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore
Lenny Bonsignore @LennyBons34 is Owner/Editor- in -Chief of OneTechStop, Sports fan, Tech guy, & Mailman by Day [email protected]

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  1. that would be great to have some games on the N9 since nokia is focusing on windows phone , for daily use i still prefer meego 🙂 dualboot would be great am loving my phone more than ever !

  2. Really don’t think this is a good idea !! Cool , yes, but rather than risk a  £400 phone, if I really wanted to use Android again I’d buy a second hand Android phone for less than £200 and have something as it was intended, half the point of the N9 is the swipe UI, which Android destroys, so Cool, but no thanks 🙁

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