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Nokia N900 gets Android 2.3 Gingerbread port

It's been a while since we've seen Nokia's N900 getting an Android hack - last time it was Froyo on the Maemo smartphone - but this time the NITDroid team have outdone themselves. They've supposedly managed to get Android 2.3 Gingerbread running on the N900. It's primarily the handiwork of Alexey Roslyakov - aka DrunkDebugger - though not everything is fully functional quite yet. Still, cellular data, sound, WiFi and various other things are working, and he's suggesting that there'll be a stable build released before the end of the year. [via HDBlog]

Nokia Android rumors reignite as Eric Schmidt calls Finland?

The Nokia Android rumors just won't die, and while the general consensus is that the Finnish company wouldn't touch Google's open-source OS with a barge-pole, that apparently hasn't stopped Eric Schmidt trying his luck.  According to TechCrunch, at around the same time as Nokia's VP of MeeGo devices was resigning, Google's CEO was calling to see if he could persuade them to consider Android on future devices.

Nokia N900 gets Android 2.2: calling, data, more [Video]

Work to put Android onto the Nokia N900 - more commonly found running the company's own open-source OS, Maemo - has already resulted in a few experimental ROMs, but now the NITDroid project reckons they've got something almost stable enough for everyday use.  Their latest release adds in voice call functionality, which most people would consider pretty important for their cellphone. Incoming and outgoing calls are supported, as are various forms of data connection, and the whole thing is based on Android 2.2 Froyo which means it's actually potentially running a version of the OS better than the actual Android device many people are living with now.  All of the Google apps are supported, and of course there's the N900's hardware keyboard to think about too.  Most frustrating, though, is the apparent absence of camera support, since the N900's optics are pretty darn good.  Still, you can download and have a play here. [youtube jVpgqTF89zU] [via Engadget]

Nokia has no plans for Android devices

Much of the talk in the smartphone market tends to center on Apple, Android, and RIM devices. Despite the fact that these three tend to grab much of the headlines in the smartphone world, Nokia is still the clear leader in the market.

Google Maps Navigation In Europe

This has been one of the most wanted additions in Android since the release of the Droid. It has since then been added to most Android phones here in the US but our friends across the pond cant join in the glory that is free voice turn-by-turn navigation.

Nokia N900 dual boot Android and Maemo 5 caught on video!

There isn’t much to go on here but as you can see from the video below, it’s very possible to dual boot Android and Maemo 5 on the Nokia N900. The video doesn’t offer any sound nor a how-to DIY but surely someone will post the instruction soon enough --- right?

Enjoy the clip after the jump.

Nokia says no to Android smartphone rumors

Not so long ago Nokia and Intel announced a partnership that had Intel licensing Nokia 3G modem tech and Nokia gaining the ability to use Intel products. Many hoped that the announcement would also include a new MID from Nokia using Intel parts, but that failed to happen. Rumors have been flying around today that have Nokia working on an Android-powered smartphone. Nokia has now come out and officially denied these rumors with a spokesman saying, "[there is] Absolutely no truth to this whatsoever."
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