Reports are saying that carriers and Nokia’s board are becoming restless with WP7, and they are pushing for alternatives to WP7, to slow down the fast decline of the company, and the consumer rejection of WP7 smartphones. It seems that WP7 might have been another critical mistake for Nokia and this time it might be an endgame scenario.
I still believe that Nokia made a huge mistake by not adopting Android as their main operating system. I don’t think it was just a decision that Nokia’s board or Elop made, but one that was influenced by the whole culture of the company. Many Nokia employees probably couldn’t see themselves using Android. I guess [...]
Here’s some news that you don’t hear every day and is certainly an eye-opener. The Nokia N9 is getting Ice Cream Sandwich. A team of developers and modders are porting Google’s mobile OS to the Finnish manufacturer’s well-known phone. Known officially as Project Mayhem, this is the first attempt in bringing the Android OS to Nokia devices.
If you have a Nokia N9 and you have been dying to get some Android goodness to your device, then this is great news for you. Developers have managed to port Ice Cream Sandwich to the Nokia N9 by crafting a dual-boot kernel that lets users run the MeeGo and Android OS.
Loading Android onto the Nokia N9 requires three [...]
Launched back in September 2011, the Nokia N9 was the Finnish phone maker’s last attempt to use the Linux-based, open source mobile OS called MeeGo. Although the hardware specs on the Nokia N9 were actually not that shabby (a 1GHz TI OMAP 3630 single-core CPU, backed up by 1GB of RAM, on a 3.9-inch AMOLED display), many users found that the MeeGo OS was no match for another Linux-based mobile OS — you guessed it – Android.
Nokia officials, somewhat renowned for their bold (and slightly odd) statements, might say what they want about how N9 sales spiked during Q4 of 2011, but it’s worth noting that the Linux Foundation eventually gave up on MeeGo, in order to [...]