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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Lots of wishful thinking here
by ze_jerkface on Thu 12th Jul 2012 00:25 UTC
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2012-06-22

I understand the geek appeal but MeeGo lost its window of opportunity. It wasn't ready when it needed to be and Android is now an established brand.

There are no consumer selling points with MeeGo. All the benefits are for developers and open source fans. Sure it could pick up some weekend developers but the big game companies make decisions based on economics. Handset companies won't care about it either. Why bother when Android is free? Hell a company like Samsung could probably get WP7 for negative dollars. It's just not happening.

Sorry guys but the window closed on this one.

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