The N900 Tagline: Is there anything this phone CANNOT do?!
As you might know the N900 has already been taking host of Android for quite some time, also getting Froyo before many other supposed “Android Phones” :p. (Heh, All the other manufacturers are lucky Nokia’s not making Android phones as we all know they’d whip all their asses :p haha). To be fair, they would generally get 100% working versions and may have to negotiate their way around the network.
Here it is with the latest from Google’s Android Phone OS – Android 2.3 AKA Gingerbread.
This is also produced by the NITDroid team, mainly Alexey Roslyakov (DrunkDebugger). Reports suggest N900 digesting gingerbread with relative ease as WiFi, 3G, Sound and other features working. However, there are some niggles that still require addressing. N900 really lives up to its reputation as being one of if not the most hackable phone around. Shame there was no Maemo 6 phone to be playing with right now. Ah well, faith tossed up to MeeGo.
Speaking of MeeGo. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if MeeGo tablet were to get Honeycomb (3.0).
These could have been separate posts but since it has taken me so long to get around to posting them let’s do a quick summary:
- N900 users, Minhaz on talk.maemo.org has found an update for Angry Birds.
- Symbian^3 users can now get Angry Birds Seasons on Ovi Store for £1.50!
- We’re getting a Angry Birds plush toy from WOMWorld/Nokia 😀
I don’t know if this is new, all I know is I’ve never seen it before.
It’s a guy kinda going through his day using Ovi services.
Now I’m not sure why they’re talking about N900. It doesn’t have a Nokia Facebook/Twitter app and navigation still lacks voice prompts (As well as other Ovi Maps features in Symbian, though it does have an excellent layout – settings not buried in menus)
It appears the whole map/facebook/twitter thing is something called Ovi Journeys. Now if you’re a Nokia Uber Geek you’ll have heard that around October last year, Ovi Journeys was said to be the Evolution of Sports Tracker. A geotagging app that tracked your GPS route.
Also check out the screens saying “People” like MeeGo and not “Contacts” like maemo. As well as the Music Store which I was not aware we had on N900.
Video: Preview of CloudGPS – Smoothest maps for Nokia N900 – with accelerometer control, 3D buildings and instant zoom
It’s a very slick operation. The maps can be scrolled through extremely quickly, you’ve got accelerometer controls of maps, experimental 3D buildings, instant zooming (very fast), and really quick GPS based map rotation
Thanks to Jim again for the heads up to firstname.lastname@example.org
Got no WiFi? Got no phone signal? That’s two things I haven’t got in my room this year :(. Could be happening to you if you’re in some random poor WiFi hotel room.
Well that’s not going to stop the Nokia N900. Here it is connecting to the internet via an Ethernet Cable. Yeah, that wired thing my laptop is currently chained to due to prohibition of WiFi here (So no making the LAN into WLAN). USB-RJ45 and USB A/F-A/F are also used.
Web pages load fine and pretty quickly.
divan0 shares with us a pretty cool video of USB on the Go for the N900. We saw it the other day playing back a movie directly from a DVD drive over USB to Go. Here’s something a little more day-to-day/practical.
- 2:04 N900 huge video file playback. Not a problem for the N900
- 3:25 N900 Copying 1.46GB file from flash drive to N900
- 07:50 N900 finishes copying – 4.25 minutes. That’s what my windows machine says it takes to copy a 700mb movie to my flash drive. (ha, 4 minutes not 3. My A-level math tutor shakes his head in shame)
360NextLevel gives us a video tutorial on how to install the WebOS version of Asphalt 5 on the Nokia N900. Yes, WebOS.
It’s a little technical and you may need to check out other videos to complete all the instructions.