Well, that was fast. It seems that at least one member of the CyanogenMod team has gotten their hands on the Nokia X and are reporting that things are looking promising. Abhisek Devkota, listed as the Head Public Relations Liaison & Forum Administrator for Cyanogen Mod has posted a picture of the Nokia X on Google+ saying ‘Let’s see what CM can do on this thing…’.
The post which has only just gone up, doesn’t say much but he has continued in the comments, advising that :
The notification bar only comes down 50%. There is only 1 button: back. Long pressing back takes you home. I haven’t figured out out how to multitask. AFAIK the recent apps are only accessible from the home screen.
Fastboot appears to work fine, so just need root or kernel source and we can hack away.
Also, 90% sure its using CM recovery source.
Of course the big issue is the bootloader being unlocked, which will enable future development on the device. The other issue as Abhisek points out, is we are still waiting for Nokia to release Kernel source for the Nokia X, which they would be obliged to do under the terms of the
GPLApache 2.0 that the Android Open Source Project – the code behind the Nokia X software – is built on.
We hope to see more on this, including an answer to whether the bootloader will be unlockable very soon.
Will you be more inclined to buy a Nokia X if there’s a possibility of a more Google friendly version of Android is available?