How does it feel to have a beautiful piece of hardware such as the Nokia N9 ported with the latest Android OS? The synergy of two beautiful pieces of technology has happened and the hackers and developers sweating it out have finally managed to have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ported to Nokia N9 successfully. For those who have been following the news, the N9 was earlier ported with the Ice Cream Sandwich (Android 4.0), however that was more like a porting with no major feature working correctly.
Reports are in that developers and hackers are still working on the same, looking to find a more stable version of it. Currently a lot of the features are not working properly. The same can be said about the porting of JB onto N9. Just because it’s been successfully ported, that does not mean users can expect to see all the features working properly.
Hackers have been playing a role in not only the successful porting of the latest Android OS to the new phones, but also some of the older models are benefiting from their efforts. Recently, the HTC HD2, seen as a dinosaur among smartphones, got a new lease of life when it got a successful port of the Jelly Bean. The HTC HD2 is a phone that is no longer even supported by its maker and these ongoing updates from generous hackers are making chug on for another few months.
On a different note about the official releases of firmware, Samsung is currently rolling out Jelly Bean updates for its Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S. HTC has also expressed a desire to update the HTC One X, One XL, and One S to JB shortly. However, there are no further updates from the other manufacturers about their intentions.