Linked by fran on Thu 3rd Feb 2011 22:57 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Nokia has temporarily closed the MeeGo-themed branch of its Qt Quick components project. [...] Hartz says that moving behind closed doors is a temporary measure and that the code will be published as soon as the developers are permitted to do so. Although the situation is a little bit frustrating for developers, it's arguably an extremely positive sign that Nokia is getting close to finally delivering a MeeGo product."
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dacresni
Member since:
2009-08-26

Cause this has been a way too long. Lets hope the saying from Mulan is right, "The flower that blooms in adversity, burns brightest." Cause otherwise, Meego is screwed. This is going to be like Too Human, by the time it actually comes to fruition, its going to be a completely different playing field.

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Hopeful
by sparkyERTW on Fri 4th Feb 2011 14:41 UTC
sparkyERTW
Member since:
2010-06-09

I'm just hoping that:

a) that it won't be another netbook/tablet-centric release with the handset release a late and incomplete afterthought, and

b) the handset release will finally be a usable day-to-day OS for the N900 (not being able to receive phone calls unless the dialer app is open 24/7 is NOT ready for primetime).

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RE: Hopeful
by vodoomoth on Fri 4th Feb 2011 17:08 UTC in reply to "Hopeful"
vodoomoth Member since:
2010-03-30

not being able to receive phone calls unless the dialer app is open 24/7 is NOT ready for primetime

you're kidding, right?

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RE[2]: Hopeful
by jello on Fri 4th Feb 2011 19:27 UTC in reply to "RE: Hopeful"
jello Member since:
2006-08-08

Was told something similar happens with the iPhone (don't have one myself) because as soon you listen to MP3 songs the incoming phone calls are not notified...
True or false?

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RE[3]: Hopeful
by tbcpp on Fri 4th Feb 2011 22:26 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: Hopeful"
tbcpp Member since:
2006-02-06

Not exactly true. Basically while in an app, non-system tasks do not run. So if you are playing a MP3, and then go to your contacts list, the MP3 will stop playing.

Phone calls are considered "System Tasks" and as such are handled by the OS. This was the big deal with the iPhone 4. They said they added "multi-tasking" but they didn't really add it. Instead they extended these system level processes to support a broader range of applications. So if you want to play an MP3 in the background, you make an OS call that says "continue to play the data from this network stream", and then when your program is terminated by the OS, the music will continue to play.

This method saves on battery life, and keeps the system a bit more responsive, but in my opinion is a crappy excuse for a multi-tasking OS.

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RE: Hopeful
by flypig on Sun 6th Feb 2011 18:27 UTC in reply to "Hopeful"
flypig Member since:
2005-07-13

I'm just hoping that:

a) that it won't be another netbook/tablet-centric release with the handset release a late and incomplete afterthought, and

b) the handset release will finally be a usable day-to-day OS for the N900 (not being able to receive phone calls unless the dialer app is open 24/7 is NOT ready for primetime).


I agree with (a), but I don't follow you on (b). I've never personally had a problem receiving calls with an n900, and it certainly doesn't require the dialler UI to be open to receive them.

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