Nokia N9 to Receive Android 4.1 Jelly Bean ROM
As one may expect, it’s taking an eternity for the powers that be to come up with a list of devices that can officially be updated to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. In the meantime, several developers have come up with special Jelly Bean ROMs for users willing to take their chances with an unofficial update.
One such developer, Russian Alexey Roslyakov (aka drunkdebugger) recently tweeted a new Jelly Bean ROM, this time for a rather obscure Nokia phone, the N9.
Probably the reason why the Nokia N9 is so obscure is because it is primarily available in Europe and Asia. The device was not released in the United States when it launched late in the third quarter of 2011.
Also, it is one of the few Nokia phones running on the now-defunct MeeGo operating system. MeeGo will be teaming up with Samsung and Intel to release the Tizen platform sometime next year. In the meantime, N9 users can rejoice as the new ROM gives them a chance to experience the new Android operating system for themselves.
Roslyakov is confident the N9 could run on Android, which has led other developers to see if they can do the same and make their own custom ROMs for the handset in question.
The Nokia N9 also includes a 1 GHz single-core CPU and 1 GB RAM, giving it just the exact minimum specifications for Jelly Bean. Before rooting your device, it bears repeating that any problems caused by doing so will not be covered by your warranty – extreme care is recommended, and it would always be safer to install an official Jelly Bean update to avoid nullified warranties or potential issues with the device.