The alpha release of Project Mayhem from NIT Droid can bring Android Ice Cream Sandwich to Nokia N9.
MeeGo based Nokia N9 smartphone may soon sport the Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, which is the most advanced Android operating system till date.
NIT Droid, an independent developer forum, has tried and released the first or Alpha release of its Project Mayhem that aims to bring the Google Android Ice Cream Sandwich operating system to the Nokia N9. This new broke cover some weeks back when developers released first screenshots of Android CIS running on a Nokia N9 device. But now the forum has launched the public release of the update with complete instructions as to how users can get the ICS on their Nokia N9 devices.
Since the Nokia N9 is based on an open source operating system (Meego), there are comparatively lesser issues in the change of the operating system. Though the developers have managed to get the Android OS up and running on the N9, there are still some issues remained to be solved as this device was never designed for Android.
The Nokia N9 is a full touchscreen smartphone with no buttons on the front panel, flaunting a 3.9-inch Amoled touchscreen display with 854x480 pixel resolution. The N9's Amoled touchscreen is built using the scratch-resistant corning Gorilla Glass technology.
Internally, the Nokia N9 houses a 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 architecture based 'Texas Instruments OMAP 3630' processor, with PowerVR SGX530 graphics chip. Along with that the Nokia N9 packs massive 1 GB RAM and comes in 16 GB and 64 GB storage options.
The Nokia N1 was first device of the Finnish company after it sold its mobile business to Microsoft.
Post the deal with Microsoft, Nokia is restricted from using the Nokia brand name on smartphones until the last quarter of 2016 and on feature phones for 10 years.
Nokia N1 is priced at at $249 or about Rs 15,380.
It has been priced at $29 ( around Rs 1,900) and be available in select markets, starting in the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Europe in Q1 2015.
Once the transition is over Nokia store will be history.
The Nokia N1 tablet is expected to be released in the first quarter of next year in China for an estimated price of about Rs 15,380.
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The smartphone is priced very competitively as compared to other 6 inch Android phablets in India and that makes it a strong contender.
Among all the Nokia Lumia smartphones launched till date Lumia 520 was the most popular smartphone from the company particularly among first time users.
The three phones are now available for a difference of around Rs 2,000 between them.