Nokia N900 Tastes Android 2.3 Gingerbread

Nokia N900, the high-end mobile phone the Finnish handset vendor released last year with the Maemo operating system on board, has just got its own taste of Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The handset already proved to be a great device for the modding community, and it continues to be so, apparently, especially with this new Gingerbread port available for it.

Previously, the mobile phone got a taste of Google's Android 2.2 Froyo platform, and now it sees a Gingerbread port too, even if the previous solution was not completed as of yet.

Of course, the new port does not offer full functionality either, but things look pretty promising, it seems.

Many features of the device reportedly work with the new port, and there are great chances that a stable build would be released into the wild before the year's end.

The solution comes from Alexey Roslyakov (aka DrunkDebugger) and the NITDroid team, which is already working on the aforementioned Froyo port.

As stated above, the Android 2.3 Gingerbread port for the N900 is not 100 percent working, but features like cellular data, sound, WiFi and various other things are functional.

What is pretty interesting to note would be the fact that the Gingerbread platform version is being brought to a non-Android devices even before the first Google phone, Nexus One, got its own share of the goodness.

However, it does not come too much as a surprise, especially since many other devices are expecting their own Android 2.3 custom ROMs, including EVO 4G, HTC Desire, the Incredible, Galaxy S, or even the Windows Mobile-based HTC HD2.

The team behind this Gingerbread port says that it would be able to deliver the stable Android 2.2 Froyo solution for Nokia N900 before Christmas, and that work would continue afterwards on all active initiatives, including the Gingerbread solution.

It should not be too long before additional info on this emerges, so keep an eye on this space for more info on the matter.

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