Hacked Nokia N900 Running Android 2.2 Froyo Stuns With Super-Fast Browsing Speeds

June 28, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A video of a Nokia N900 handset that was hacked and made to run with Android 2.2 Froyo as the operating software has appeared on the Internet. However, the video shows the handset and the OS working together very well, even displaying high speeds during browsing.

Froyo is also shown to provide decent support for the hardware in the N900, though it does not provide support for the memory card and is shown to be unable to detect the SD card in the device. Other features of the N900 phone that do not function on the Android 2.2 include automatically obtaining an IP address over the WiFi network and obtaining a carrier signal.

The addition of Android 2.2 on the particular Nokia N900 handset could have been possible due to the presence of Maemo, a Linux-based software, as the device’s original operating system. Nokia handsets are usually equipped with the Symbian OS while the company has announced that N900 handsets in the future would have a different operating software jointly developed by Intel and Nokia called Meego.

The video of the Android 2.2-running Nokia N900 is added below. Check it out at around the 4.45 minute-mark to see the enhanced browsing speeds on the phone.

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