Nokia N8 clone gets Android OS

News Richard Goodwin 17:56, 4 Aug 2010

A Chinese company, known as iZinn, has created a clone of the Nokia N8 and ported Android 2.1 on it

Nokia users have been begging for Android to be implemented into future Nokia releases with little success. Nokia, it seems for now at least, is committed to Symbian and MeeGo. Nevertheless, this hasn’t stopped iZinn, a Chinese company, cloning the Nokia N8 and porting Android 2.1 on it.

The clone Nokia N8, known as the CJ-3, lacks some of the Nokia N8’s features – it only has a 5-megapixel camera – but actually manages to pack in more pixels than the real N8, according to Slash Gear.

The CJ-3 clone is powered a Rockchip RK2808 chipset, uses two dual-LEDs instead of the N8’s Xenon Flash and an undisclosed amount of RAM.

Judging from the pictures, the Android port looks pretty damn good on the Nokia N8 and when you consider just how popular Google’s Mobile OS is at the moment, Nokia could do well listening to its consumers who recently alluded that they would like an Android operating systems in future Nokia handsets.

But what’s the likelihood of this happening? We’d say practically zero, unfortunately.

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