Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:05 UTC, submitted by Mbg
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Sorry for the delay in writing a story about this, but here we finally are: Nokia's MeeGo (or Maemo or whatever it's called this hour) is getting its successor. Yes, MeeGo, the short-lived but beloved platform running on the unicorn phone, the Nokia N9, will continue onwards in a slightly different form. Its new home? Jolla - a company formed by former Nokia chief operating officer Marc Dillon, who was the principal engineer for MeeGo/Maemo at Nokia since 2006.
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Maemo on the N900
by Morgan on Mon 9th Jul 2012 22:44 UTC
Morgan
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2005-06-29

I'm currently playing with my brother's Nokia N900, which is a nice device hampered by truly awful software (Maemo 5 is... Frustrating, mildly put)


I'm not sure what exactly you find frustrating or awful about Maemo in particular, but I know my biggest issue with the device was a hardware thing. I don't know what the hell made Nokia think using a resistive touchscreen on such an otherwise advanced device would be a good combination. I honestly think if they had gone with a ten point capacitive screen and the appropriate drivers in Maemo, a lot more people would have loved using it.

I do love MeeGo, and I'm very happy to see those ex-employees continuing the project. I know it's too much to hope for so soon, but a CDMA MeeGo phone would be awesome, and I'd be the first in line!

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