Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich is now available for Nokia's legendary N900 in unofficial fashion
If there’s one thing that the Nokia N900 has in common with the super-hackable HTC HD2 – it’s the ability to run many different hacked-on operating systems. And like the HTC HD2, the Maemo-powered Nokia N900 can now run a hacked version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
For those unfamiliar with the ancient device, the Nokia N900 was one of the first real mobile internet devices on the market. Powered by Maemo, the N900 was sort of a predecessor to this current wave of high-end smartphones. Before the iPhone, the N900 was actually my dream device back in the day.
Like so many hacks these days, the group NITDroid is responsible for the Android 4.0 port. As you can see in the video below, the release still has some bugs and problems, one being the huge lag in the web browser and apps in general. Most of this probably has to do with the fact the N900 is running just a 600MHz processor and has only 256MB of RAM.
For those interested in trying out the ROM, be careful. This is an extremely early build and is even referenced as being "pre-pre-alpha," so don't expect the revamped, pure Android 4.0 experience any time soon. Still, the hack is definitely a ray of sunshine for N900 fans everywhere.
That being said, if you're feeling up to it, head on over to NITDroid for detailed instructions. Feel free to let us know how it goes in the comments below.