Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 5th Oct 2011 20:38 UTC, submitted by lucas_maximus
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Sources tell us that Nokia is developing a Linux-based replacement for its S40 phones, called Meltemi. The news was leaked, accurately, by the Wall Street Journal last week. Now we can confirm it. The thinking is that a Linux-based replacement for S40 will allow developers to tap into proven development tools - and Qt. The April memo referred to Meltemi as a platform for 'rich Featurephones' and stated that development will be centered in Ulm, Germany. There's no U-turn, however. Meltemi had been long-been touted as a richer successor to S40. Windows phones will occupy the budget smartphone segment, not Linux."
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Confused.
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Wed 5th Oct 2011 21:14 UTC
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Symbian S40 is a feature phone OS right?

So ... This linux distro will replace it on feature phones.

How does that support the idea that windows phones will be budget smartphones? They don't mean that this same feature phone OS will be for Top level smartphones, do they? Or did someone at some time think this previously unheard of linux distro was for low end feature phones?

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