17. February 2011 13:46
Although nokia has given up on all of their platrforms like Maemo, N900 that runs Maemo never stops to amaze me!
Thanks to Alien Dalvik it now runs most of the android apps!
5. January 2011 13:56
Since I've decided to start developing for Android I have bought Nexus S as development phone.
First of all I was in love with N900 against Android and phones without physical keyboard as general.
N900 is a geek’s dream phone. It is more like handheld PC. It is as open as a phone/OS can be and performance is unbelievable.
Main problem with N900 is that Nokia already killed it! It was a trial by Nokia and they decided to leave N900 and its OS Maemo in favour of MeeGo.
You hardly find commercial applications. Most apps for it are created by enthusiastic users. Lack of commercial intent is huge drawback for N900.
On the other hand Nexus S comes with latest Android OS gingerbread. You can be assured that Nexus S will get latest OS updates at least one more year. Android has many rough edges but way better than Maemo. You have 200K apps on the market (although only couple of hundred of them are actually useful) and every day you see new ones uploaded.
On the keyboard end I was surprised how easy to use software keyboard. Integrated auto complete make a lot easier to search and type.
So far I am happy with my new development phone and looking forward to learn Java and Android development.
25. October 2010 13:17
reboot your phone and check for updates. you should be able to get it. it is around 80MB update so use wifi.
this is a bug fix update so don't expect too much. according to official change log it brought ovi suite support.
20. October 2010 14:25
Simple gogle search will give you the download link
It is week 36 build 2
File name: RX-51_2009SE_20.2010.36-2_PR_COMBINED_MR0_ARM.zip
22. April 2010 17:36
Type root to gain root access. Be careful while deleting/changing stuff as you would brick your lovely N900
To delete a file type rm filename
To delete an empty folder type rm foldername
To delete folder with files type rm -r foldername
To list files in folder type ls
To see hidden dot files in the folder type ls -a
To change folder type cd folder path
To see running processes type ps aux | less
To see running processes live type top