A lucky fellow on maemo.org got a Nokia N9 from his friend working in Nokia which is running unreleased PR1.2 for Nokia N9. This topic has excited the members to find out what this new PR1.2, much awaited release for N9, looks like. A hot discussion about PR1.2 is going in the thread.
He shared few screenshots:
As you may notice in above screenshot, this PR1.2 has support for app folders on homescreen, copy-paste functionality in browser, etc. Changelog also says that it brings support for video calling but tamerbatar, who is lucky enough to have this running on his N9, has refused such feature in his PR1.2.
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dj U.G. on Daily Mobile Forum posted a thread with full source along with bootloader source of Symbian^3. Many people are excited because it contains the source of bootloader, that means, it can be unlocked and modified to load another OS like Android or MeeGo on Symbian^3 devices. Many blogs are already posting blog post saying, soon E7 or N8 will run Android on it.
Some well-known modders on Daily Mobile Forum already said that this source has been available on internet since couple of years. This source is old PR1.0 source which was publicly available on Symbian’s website.
CODeRUS , a well know Symbian Modder, also added, this is not going to help much at all in Dual -Booting Symbian^3 device. More he said about real Symbian Sources:
i have no sources of 9.4. it’s commercical. and nobody outside NOKIA have it.
Also nobody outside NOKIA have newer S^3 PR1.0 sources. it’s commercical too.
And nobody will get and nobody will share 9.4 and new S^3 sources. Forget about it.
Well, I really don’t want to disappoint you guys, I am no modder, but as per modders, it looks a like , this won’t really help much. And even the Symbian modders ,we had in old times, have moved to other platforms. We have even less expert modders in Symbian community right now. Even if porting is possbile, time, interest and skill is something we will really struggle to find in someone to port Android for us.
What are your thoughts on this?