Nokia N900 runs Ice Cream Sandwich

If there’s one thing that the Nokia N900 has in common with the HTC HD2 – it’s the ability to run many different operating systems. And joining the ranks of the HD2, the Nokia N900 now runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich. However it’s worth noting that the build of the ROM is far from complete, and is running extremely sluggishly on the device. Then again, it is labeled “pre-pre-alpha” so […]


MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition shown off in 30 minute video

If you can’t get enough of MeeGo and want to see what the latest version of the operating system is like, you’re in luck. Amanda of mysinablog.com has shot an informative half-an-hour long video about MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition. In the video, she goes in depth into pretty much everything you wanted to know about it. While it’s an unfinished build of the operating system, and it is the developer […]


Nokia N900 gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread port

Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread is hot property at the moment, as hackers out there are busy trying to get the mobile operating system installed on various devices. Now next in line to get Gingerbread is Nokia’s N900, which was previously hacked to run Android 2.2 Froyo. As usual with these hacks, not everything is working perfectly just yet, but the cellular data, sound, Wi-Fi and some other features are already […]


MeeGo 1.1 rolls out

The latest version of MeeGo comes under the guise of 1.1 – where this update will target Nokia N900 owners. This is the second update made to the MeeGo operating system since it rolled out in May this year, where engineering plans do point towards support for U-Boot for dual booting between MeeGo and Maemo. Nice to see the folks over at Nokia living up to users’ expectations without sidelining […]


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Nokia N900 PR 1.3 Update To Offer Maemo And MeeGo Dual Booting

Nokia N900 owners might have a little something extra to boast about their phone soon. As it stands, the phone is powered by Maemo, but an upcoming PR 1.3 update promises to allow the phone to dual boot between Maemo and MeeGo, offering you a different experience on the same phone. There is also the possibility of developing applications supporting both operating systems, based on Qt and Qt Mobility APIs […]


Android port for N900 is up and running nicely

The NITDroid project which intends to get the Android operating system up and running on the Nokia N900 has seem promising progress, and the latest video (which is available in the extended post) will also allow you to make phone calls. Not only that, cellular data is coming along nicely. When it is ready to be released for prime time action, will you still be sticking to the Maemo operating […]


Unlocked Nokia N900 going for $369.99

The Nokia N900 is one of the more hackable smartphones out there in the market, but it has hardly reached near any iPhone sales figures simply because we believe it is too expensive for the masses and lack the sex appeal of Apple’s product. Things might change for a bit though, since it will retail for $369.99 a pop unlocked, making it perfect for those who want to pick up […]


Skype To Offer Two-way Video Calling On The Nokia N900

Nokia N900 users are in for a treat, as Russ Shaw, Vice President of Skype Mobile, has confirmed that Skype is planning to offer the ability to make two-way video calls on said device. Such a feature would allow Nokia N900 owners to make two-way video calls to other mobile clients and also Skype-on-TV. Further good news includes that fact that video calls would work on both 3G and Wi-Fi […]


Nokia N900 gets Google Chrome download

Looks like the Nokia N900 is now able to handle Google Chrome, aka Chromium, although this is not an official port by Google so proceed with caution. This version is based on Debian 32-bit release, and those who have given it a go did not really run into major problems, as it features a pretty smooth operation with Flash content support. Despite the efforts of Jacekowski, this port still comes […]


Nokia N900 micro USB connector has problems

Nokia’s N900 might be on top of the list for many a hacker, but regardless of how well you can mod it physically or write code for it, you will still need to juice up the device from time to time. Unfortunately, there seems to be a common problem with the N900 which sees the micro USB connector’s surface mount design getting misaligned or disconnected completely. With regards to warranty, […]


Nokia N900 gets Evernote mobile memory tool

We’ve reviewed the Nokia N900 late last year, and while the device was pretty decent as a smartphone, it still doesn’t possess that “must have” factor associated with the iPhone 3GS. Having said that, there weren’t a whole lot of quality applications back then, even until today, which is why the Evernote mobile memory tool comes across as a refreshing oasis in the middle of the desert. The Evernote Sharing […]


Nokia N900 Gets Firmware Update

Folks who own a Nokia N900 were notified that a new firmware update is currently available on the Application Manager, bringing the latest firmware up to 1.2009.44.1. This firmware doesn’t seem to bring about any major changes, but there are some rather big icons in the Application manager, and a new repository called “Ovi” has been added to the catalogs, so it seems that something cool is going to happen […]


Fennec on Nokia N900

Nokia’s N900 will be the first Maemo-powered device to get a taste of Fennec, also known as Firefox Mobile. The final version of FireFox Mobile will be available soon (as an optional download), but Nokia N900 owners can already get a foretaste of things to come by downloading the beta version way before that. We’ve seen a demo of Fennec running on the N900, and it seems pretty clear that […]


Nokia Busted For N900 SNES Emulator

Nokia’s certainly putting a lot of effort into promoting its N900, but it seems that it might have gone a step too far with its latest video (which has since be yanked off YouTube). It was boasting that the N900 could run emulators and showed it running SNES emulators, which is fine, but the problem is that they showcased a video of Super Mario World and Super Ghouls and Ghosts […]