The Nokia N9 is one of the only phones ever to ship with the MeeGo Harmattan Linux-based operating system. Pretty much the only reason to choose the N9 is if you want to give the dead operating system a try. But if you don’t want to be stuck with MeeGo, it looks like an alternative may be on the horizon.

Nokia N9 with Android 4.0

A group of developers have been working to port Google Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich to run on the N9, and it looks like some serious progress is being made.

The goal is to create a dual boot solution so that users can run both MeeGo and Android on the phone.

The Nokia N9 has a 3.9 inch, 854 x 480 pixel curved AMOLED display, a 1 GHz TI OMAP 3630 processor, and an 8MP camera with a 28mm lens. It’s a nice piece of hardware — but unfortunately it never went on sale in the US.

via Maemo forum and The Verge

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