GLOBAL – It is clearly not the first time the NITDROID project managed to port Google Android to the Maemo-based Nokia N900, although now it’s the latest 2.1 version, complete with keyboard and touchscreen support, although network connectivity isn’t working yet.
Both Google Android and Maemo are open-source, and based on Linux, although slightly different. The guide written by the project team enables users to dual-boot the system with both platforms, although Google Android isn’t fully functional.
According to a log from the 8th of May, the keyboard worked, the Bluetooth drivers loaded but weren’t supported, the Wi-Fi drivers were put in the kernel, and the internal and SD storage was detected, but were not set to mount. A video published on Monday (below), demonstrates that the touchscreen is now functional, and its owner adds that the end-product will be overclocked.
Yesterday the video poster reported at the Talk Maemo forums that the Wi-Fi now powers up, further adding to the hopes of N900 owners. The project also covers the Nokia N810, a tablet only.