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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If you look at it this way, e-mail is also far from ideal (not secure enough, prone to identity spoofing, spamming and etc.). But since it's a standard - the benefit of interoperability outweighs other things, and providers work on filters and other fixes for the flaws in e-mail design in order not to get into the walled garden mess again. May be XMPP is not ideal, but it's the only common and open standard so far.

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