Android On The Samsung Omnia – Elf Knows It [ARCHIVED]

There is a very exciting project currently in the making! It’s Android ported to run on the Samsung Omnia, it is known as ANDROMNiA. I have to say, I haven’t been this excited about a project in a long time! Mainly because I have been half tempted to change phones lately, I have my Omnia about a year now and was actually thinking about getting an Android based phone, but if I had the option of using this instead on my Omnia I’d jump at it, there is just something about the look and feel of the Omnia that still gets me since Day 1! And that mixed with Android would just be 100%!

I messed around with it last night on my Omnia and heres a quick taste of what I got.

The Good
Sound worked OK which was brilliant
Very smooth and responsive GUI
Text messages worked perfect for me

The Bad
Phone made and received calls, but once in a call I could not hang up, I had to soft reset to get out of the call.
Calls came in ok, but with both calls in and out I could not hear what was being said, but there was some noise coming through the speaker, it was like a faint echo of what I was saying, so the drivers are trying to work somehow!
Phone got very,very hot like others said.
I was able to browse images and videos perfect, but once I played the a video the screen went black, but I could still hear the sound, Once the video was over, or I hit the call end button I would get the screen back.

These are all only teething problems, as you’d expect from a pre-alpha release, once these have been ironed out, it will be brilliant!

Everything else, general browsing of the phone and changing settings, playing with the widgets etc all worked perfect for me. Can’t wait to start using a usable stable release of this.


Official Site –

Project Thread over at MoDaCo – (skip to somewhere around page 40 on for the latest news)


I intend to do everything I can to help the push and build of this project, If there is enough interest I might even start posting Nightly builds of the project for others to test, without the need to compile.


Have you used ANDROMNiA? If so what do you think? Let us know with a comment!


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