Posts tagged MeeGo
Earlier this week, Nokia unveiled its latest smartphone, the Nokia N9. The N9 is the struggling company’s first smartphone which runs the open sourced MeeGo operating system, a joint collaboration between Nokia’s Maemo project and Intel’s Moblin software. It is also the company’s first smartphone in at least three years, which is why many people have generally been excited to hear about it and get their hands on it.
Predictably, the Nokia N9 was met with a disenchanted press upon its release. Although Nokia is still a dominant mobile manufacturer, the company has struggled to compete in the More >
Nokia finally announced its strategic partnership with Microsoft, that would use their strengths and expertise to create a new global mobile ecosystem. Nokia also shocked everyone by announcing that, Windows Phone would be their “primary software platform”. It does not mean that Symbian and MeeGo are dead, In a separate release Nokia mentioned that they are expecting to sell more than 150 million Symbian devices in the coming years. Nokia also confirmed that the MeeGo based smartphone would be launched, later this year. Nokia is also planning to manufacture Windows and MeeGo based tablets. More >
The developer and hacker, Steven Troughton-Smith has managed to get MeeGo OS on Google’s Nexus S phone. This was done via the rootfs image on the internal memory, which means that he didn’t have to risk flashing his phone to get it running alongside Android 2.3 Gingerbread. By getting the MeeGo OS, he also marked a feat as getting it to be the first non-Android based OS to have been ported successfully on to the Nexus S.
If you are feeling adventerous yourself, you too can give MeeGo a chance on your Nexus S. As of right now, not everything is fully functional so you may want to think twice More >
It seems that there is a video of the MeeGo mobile operating system leaked on the internet. The video was captured by an astute consumer who was out of all things, taking an online survey. The video covers how the operating system will handle multitasking, social network integration, application purchasing with the Ovi store, and the multimedia player for the OS. It seems like Nokia is investing a good amount of money into their OS to help it get out of the recent slump the company has been having in the mobile market. Check out the OS clip below:
What do you think of the OS? Is it More >