Linked by nej_simon on Wed 4th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless The only MeeGo device to ever be released, the Nokia N9, has been updated to MeeGo/Harmattan 1.3. Among the improvements are improved performance, updated applications, improved NFC support, improved copy/paste, and more. In other news, the team behind MeeGo and Maemo is now leaving Nokia, probably making this the last update for the N9.
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RE[5]: Comment by shmerl
by cdude on Thu 5th Jul 2012 11:09 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by shmerl"
cdude
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I believe it was definitely a the most real danger to MS plans on mobile esp. that now it's evident that WP7 was just an empty shell compared to real oses like IOS, Android and Maemo.


I think too and so did lots of the analysts back then. That MeeGo would find a permanent place among the top ecosystems was not a question. The question was only how well it would do against Android and iphone.

I think Microsoft saw the danger that yet another mobile ecosystem that even is compatible with Android to a certain degree, would emerge, land and find its place.

I think it played definitively a role during the negotiations with Nokia. They would not only win a needed WP-partner but would also kill of a competing system the same time. Well, in fact even two competing systems if you assume that Elop also sold the Symbian-kill[1] to Microsoft.

[1] What is auto-included if your partnership means exclusive focus on WP then it also means everything else is gone. Today we are more or less sure that the exclusiveness was part of the deal. That's the only explanation.

Edited 2012-07-05 11:13 UTC

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