By Johnny Wills | Jul 21, 2012 10:23 AM EDT
In recent news, the legendary Windows Mobile handset HTC HD2 was hacked to run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and most of the functions worked properly. This time, Nokia N9 is the device to receive the Jelly Bean treat.
Russia-based developer Alexey Roslyakov , going online by the name of drunkdebugger, posted an image on his Twitter account, showing Nokia N9 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS. The developer didn't provide further details about the OS. But the image confirmed that the latest version of Android operating system is compatible with the Nokia N9 and developers are interested in hacking the MeeGo-powered smartphone to run the latest version of Android operating system.
The N9 has been forgotten by Nokia, after MeeGO team left the Finnish tech giant. What is left of MeeGo is owned by Samsung and Intel to form the Tizen operating system, which is launching next year. However, developers are definitely interested in keeping the N9 alive.
Nokia N9 packs single-core 1GHz processor and 1GB RAM, which is quite the right hardware to run Android operating system. The N9 also served as the reference hardware for Nokia to build its Lumia series of Windows Phone-powered handsets.
Even earlier this year, folks at Nitdroid arranged a dual-boot solution for the Nokia N9 to run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, along with the MeeGo OS.
While high-end Android smartphones are still waiting for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean custom ROMs, it appears that flexible non-android smartphones are first to get the update. Not a long time ago, three-year old Windows Mobile-powered HTC HD2 got Jelly Bean port. Samsung Wave, a Bada OS powered smartphone, also received the Jelly Bean treat.
Whatever the case may be, Nokia N9 has got a new life with the port. And, we can expect the build to hit Nokia N9 anytime soon.
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