Nokia N900 gets a port of Android 2.3 Gingerbread

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Already proven to be one of the most versatile, hackable, and customizable devices around, the Nokia N900 is at it again with a fresh port of Google's latest and greatest, the recently announced Android 2.3 Gingerbread. It's not the first time we've seen the N900 running Android, with previous ports of the OS including version 2.2 FroYo, but seeing it with 2.3 before Google's own Nexus One is certainly a sight to behold.

The new port, which is the latest endeavor of the NITDroid team and specifically Alexey Roslyakov aka DrunkDebugger, appears to be working fairly well on the Maemo MID, with reports that WiFi, 3G data, sound, and various other features are functional. As expected, however, there are still quite a few features that aren't working and some remaining issues to be resolved. Nevertheless this latest port of Android to the N900 and particularly the speed with which it has been achieved further reinforces the device's reputation as a real open, hackable, enthusiast's device. I know some of our readers have successfully gotten FroYo working on their N900s. Anyone thinking of giving Gingerbread a try?

[NITDroid via Nokia.HDBlog via Android Community | @HDDrunkDebugger]
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Jeremy To

Jeremy is a former editor at Pocketables.