Fring is amazing application which brings Skype, ICQ, Yahoo! Messenger, MSN amd more to mobile phone. I already installed it on my Nokia E65 and it works pretty cool. But recently I found info about availability Fring for Nokia N800 and N810. So, I decided to install it on my N810 as well. N810 already includes Skype, Gizmo and SIP client. But it’s really good idea to have one application which provides many IM options.
Installation was easy as usually. But after that I couldn’t run Fring because it needed libhildonmm-1.0.so.1:
error while loading shared libraries: libhildonmm-1.0.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
The simple workaround is to make a symlink on libhildonmm-1.0.so.2:
ln -s /usr/lib/libhildonmm-1.0.so.2 /usr/lib/libhildonmm-1.0.so.1
It might be also interesting for all iPhone owners that there is a Fring version for Apple device as well.
Good news. The Firefox 3 is gonna be released soon. There is a big list of improvement such reducing of memory usage, increasing of performance etc. In parallel developers are working with mobile version of web browser based on Firefox 3 beta 4 source code. It’s named Fennec. According to tests it 5.9x faster than MicroB which is based on Firefox Alpha 1 (see chart). Sounds good, doesn’t it?
You can try Fennec now. Go to that page and install it. It’ll appear in the Extras category on your N810. Note that Fennec still doesn’t support soft keyboard. So, it isn’t recommended to install it on N800. But on N810 it should work fine.
I’m gonna try Fennec on my N810. It doesn’t replace default browser (as MicroB does). So, it’s a good opportunity to have a fast web browser and help to test it.
[via Christopher Blizzard]
Realise of Google’s mobile platform Android is one of the most coming events this year. So, Maemo geeks couldn’t ignore it. Result of their hacks is possibility to run Android on N810 (see the picture above). If you’re interested to have it on your tablet have a look that page from eLinux project wiki. At present time the eLinux.org is down. I suspect that too many Nokia’s Internet Tablet owners want to run Android on their devices. Personally I don’t see any reason to do that (the same as to install KDE on N810) except of spending time for fun. But this is my opinion and you may have different one, of course.
In any case, it’s cool hack and somebody may find it useful.
[via Planet Maemo]