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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Neolander
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2010-03-08

Maybe I'm paranoid then. It just seems to me that every current Linux- or BSD-based mobile OS requires monster hardware to run smoothly and has terrible power consumption, as compared to how the tightly-optimized RTOSes and microkernels-based platforms that are seen on feature phones and older smartphones can perform.

Edited 2011-10-05 22:05 UTC

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