Android Dual boots with Maemo on N900

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Marmo is a very open platform and as you all know is Linux based. Because of being linux based it has a very high developer base. These developers alwasys try to create something new and this time they’ve made an Android to Dual boot with the existing Maemo on the N900.

Marmo boots off normally via the Internal storage whereas Android will boot off a Memory card.

Currently only a proof of concept is available. Check the video below :

https://youtube.com/watch?v=yri4qOfP8T0%26rel%3D0%26color1%3D0xb1b1b1%26color2%3D0xcfcfcf%26hl%3Den_US%26feature%3Dplayer_embedded%26fs%3D1

The process is still a Proof of Concept and is no where near working. But that should change soon with the tremendous support the Maeomo Community gathers. More and more people will start contributing and the process will be faster. It won’t be long till u see Androind running smoothly on the N900.

The N900 currently has the following specs :

Display

  • 3.5 inch touch-sensitive widescreen display
  • 800 × 480 pixel resolution

Processor and 3D accelerator

TI OMAP 3430: ARM Cortex-A8 600 MHz, PowerVR SGX with OpenGL ES 2.0 support

Memory

Up to 1GB of application memory (256 MB RAM, 768 MB virtual memory).

GPS

  • Integrated GPS, Assisted-GPS, and Cell-based receivers
  • Pre-loaded Ovi Maps application
  • Automatic geotagging

Camera

  • 5 megapixel camera (2584 × 1938 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • CMOS sensor, Carl Zeiss optics, Tessar lens
  • 3 × digital zoom
  • Autofocus with assist light and two-stage capture key
  • Dual LED flash
  • Full-screen viewfinder
  • Photo editor on device
  • TV out (PAL/NTSC) with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, included in box) or WLAN/UPnP
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Capture modes: Automatic, portrait, video, macro, landscape, action

Operating system

Maemo 5 software on Linux

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