The Nokia N900 is a smartphone that runs Maemo 5 Linux, one of the precursors to the new MeeGo operating system for netbooks, smartphones, in-car systems, kiosks, and other mobile devices. While Nokia doesn’t plan to officially sell the phone with MeeGo, the folks behind the MeeGo operating system have announced that MeeGo has been ported to run on the N900.
The operating system now supports audio, 3G, and phone calling functionality on the N900. That’s the good enws.
The bad news is that Nokia isn’t officially supporting MeeGo and has no plans to release a consumer oriented version of the software to users. If you own an N900 and want to install MeeGo, it looks like you’ll have to do it on your own and take responsibility for any problems that arise.
The good news is that the MeeGo teams says that the next official software update from Nokia will make it possible for MeeGo users to dual boot both Maemo and MeeGo on their phones.