Linked by shmerl on Mon 10th Sep 2012 10:15 UTC
General Development Several presentations about mobile Linux technologies, such as Mer, Nemo, and Jolla. Mer is openly developed and meritocratically governed mobile Linux core distribution, which was forked from the various components of the Meego project when it was abandoned by Nokia and Intel. Nemo is a community project which continues the effort of the Meego handset branch. And Jolla is a new startup company created by former Nokia Linux engineers, who participated in Maemo and Harmattan projects, and decided to continue on their own, when Nokia lost their interest in Meego. Their goal is to release end user products (initially handsets) using an operating system based on the Mer core and some components of Nemo, which will be providing their own user interface.
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winter skies
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Would Google Maps work as an integration target? I haven't looked, but I have been under the impression that their web APIs are open.

Neither do I know, but it makes a lot of sense.
I was asking just because I am particularly fond of the offline maps and driving guidance, as they grant a much longer battery life and multiple times they have allowed me to save precious pennies when roaming as opposed to online solutions.
In my opinion Google Maps caching is still very limited compared to the possibility of choosing and downloading entire nations from your home DSL connection and permanently storing them on your smartphone.
Anyway, if losing offline maps is the price of freedom, I think I'm willing to pay.

[EDIT: corrected one of many typos]

Edited 2012-09-11 22:29 UTC

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