Memory/swapping tweaks to "improve N9 performance"
Editor: Andrew Flegg
Danilo Luvizotto posted a script, and a binary package version of it, which tweaks a few of the Harmattan kernel's memory parameters: this is not a daemon, it is not a program that runs in background and makes your phone better. This script starts when your phone starts, changes the way the Linux kernel handles memory and exits. Yet, the effects continue. It's very simple, so it will probably work with almost any configuration you have in your phone. It does run after reboot and it is not necessary to reboot after installation. If uninstalled, it will be like if it has never been there. Your editor has installed it and suffered no ill effects, however no dramatic increase has been seen either.
NITDroid - Android for N9 - alpha 3 now available
The latest version of NITDroid is now available.
Although the installation process of alpha 2 was a little long-winded (and involved installing alpha 1 first), your editor's impressions of NITDroid on the N9 are surprisingly positive. Whilst playing with it on the N900 felt like a proof-of-concept, on the N9 it's almost viable for day-to-day use, and certainly good enough to play with porting Qt apps to Android with Necessitas.