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Nokia N900 gets Gingerbread Android 2.3 (before most other Android phones!)

December 23, 2010 7 comments

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).

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Angry Birds News! N900 Updates, Angry Birds Seasons for Symbian and Plush Toys!

December 17, 2010 12 comments

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:

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Video: Nokia Ovi Ad N900 – Ovi Journeys demo

December 2, 2010 4 comments


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.

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Video: Preview of CloudGPS – Smoothest maps for Nokia N900 – with accelerometer control, 3D buildings and instant zoom

November 21, 2010 1 comment

Ash from MeeGo Experts has found a cool video by Damian Waradzyn on VIMEO showing a preview of cloudGPS 0.3.9 for the Nokia N900. You can find out more about it at the thread on talk.maemo.org.

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

talk.maemo.org. MeeGo Experts

Thanks to Jim again for the heads up to tips@mynokiablog.com

Video: Nokia N900 Connecting via Ethernet cable and USB-RJ45 adapter

November 18, 2010 11 comments

Not connected to WiFi or over mobile data

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

Video: Nokia N900 USB on The Go copying 1.46GB .avi Movie in 4 minutes(and playback)

November 11, 2010 9 comments

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)
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Video: How to – Installing WebOS Asphalt 5 game on the Nokia N900

October 29, 2010 2 comments

Initial Installation

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.

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